Former President Donald Trump has bluntly criticized Republican Senate candidate Kathy Barnett as his favorite candidate continues to struggle in the Pennsylvania state Senate primary.
Many conservatives have criticized Trump for supporting former television host and doctor Dr. Mehmet Oz in the primary despite conservative discontent. latest fox news Poll Dr. Oz raised the score by seven points, from 15% in March to 22% in May, but also found that 46% of prospective Republican voters had a negative opinion about the former television host.
Conversely, the same survey found that Barnette, a black female veteran and conservative commentator, surged to 19% from 9% in March, being within margin of error and just behind Trump’s favorite candidate. Club for Growth released an ad supporting her this week.
However, President Trump has since expressed concern. internal elections‘ Jacob Rubashkin excavation Barnette’s Islamophobic tweet.
“Cathy Barnett will never win the general election against the radical left Democrats,” Trump said in a statement. “She has a lot of things in the past that haven’t been properly accounted for or investigated, but if she can do that, she’ll have a wonderful future in the Republican Party.
Even though he said he would support her if she resolved her concerns, he still defended her support.
“Dr Oz is the only person in Pennsylvania who can easily defeat a mad, mad Democrat,” he said, referring to Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, a leader in the Democratic Senate nomination. “One vote for another in Primary is one vote against victory in the fall!”
The former president became the first Republican presidential nominee to win in Pennsylvania since 1988 in 2016, but lost Keystone State to President Joe Biden in 2020. Republicans are running to replace now retired Senator Pat Toomey, and he is one of seven Republican lawmakers convicted of Trump’s role in the January 6 uprising.
Trump still wields enormous influence and initially supported Sean Parnell before ending his campaign after a child custody case. allegations revealed He allegedly abused his estranged wife and children.