Trump deliberately endorses 'ERIC' in Senate primary with two 'Erics'

The race features both former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt

Updated: August 1, 2022 - 6:29pm

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Former President Donald Trump gave America the ultimate cliffhanger with his endorsement in the Missouri GOP Senate primary by endorsing "ERIC" in a primary race with two candidates bearing that name.

Three senior aides to the former president told Just the News that Trump deliberately remained nebulous in the endorsement to signal that he would be comfortable with a victory for either former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens or Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, both of whom he considers acceptable MAGA candidates.

"There is a BIG Election in the Great State of Missouri, and we must send a MAGA Champion and True Warrior to the U.S. Senate, someone who will fight for Border Security, Election Integrity, our Military and Great Veterans, together with having a powerful toughness on Crime and the Border," Trump wrote in a press release.

"We need a person who will not back down to the Radical Left Lunatics who are destroying our Country. I trust the Great People of Missouri, on this one, to make up their own minds, much as they did when they gave me landslide victories in the 2016 and 2020 Elections, and I am therefore proud to announce that ERIC has my Complete and Total Endorsement!" he stated.

The primary is set to take place on Tuesday, with polling showing inconsistent results. The winner will go on to the general election in November to replace retiring Missouri GOP Sen. Roy Blunt.