Former President Donald Trump received a serious boost this week from the endorsement of newly elected Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK).
The newly inaugurated senator praised President Trump in his endorsement.
Mullin posted on Twitter in part, “President Trump is exactly the president we need to lead this country through the tough road ahead. Not only am I proud to endorse President Trump, I’m proud to call him my friend.”
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The senator lauded the 45th president’s commitment to what he called “our America first movement.” Mullin cited the Trump Administration’s record on lowering taxes, domestic energy production, and gun rights.
Mullin’s endorsement came after Trump’s high-profile endorsement of his senate candidacy during the Republican primaries last year.
That year, the former president called the candidate “an America First Warrior.” The endorsement proved decisive as Mullin defeated twelve other Republicans for the nomination. Mullin then went on to win in the general election in November.
The news comes after a number of Republican endorsements of former President Trump. It also comes as the former president builds his base of support following his November 2022 announcement of a new White House bid.
Trump has also received the nod from new Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), as well as Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-MO), Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
Trump has also received the endorsement of one governor and seventeen members of Congress, in addition to hundreds of other past and current officials.
The endorsement also comes as the former president received positive press for his analysis of the State of the Union address.
Donald Trump is attempting to recapture his 2016 magic. So far, there have been no major announcements of Republicans challenging the former president, though former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) is expected to do so this week.
There has also been no indication of a time at which current Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will enter the contest. DeSantis is the second-highest-polling Republican in primary polls, behind Trump himself.