In his opening monologue Wednesday night, Newsmax host Robb Schmitt asserted that this week’s primary elections made it clear that former President Donald Trump remains the “premier dominating force in American conservative politics” despite the continued barrage of the mainstream media’s negative reports against his preferred candidates and their efforts to hide his victories.
“Even after Jan. 6, and a nonstop onslaught of negative media coverage and constant claims, like all of these that Trump is severely damaged, all of that media coverage we’ve seen for months now, tonight it is clear that Donald Trump is still the premier dominating force in American conservative politics, and it’s not even close,” said the host of “Rob Schmitt Tonight.”
In a post on his Truth Social account early Wednesday, the former president celebrated the fact that he “ran the entire board” in Arizona, Missouri and Michigan, Schmitt said.
“Trump enemies watched their political careers go down in flames,” the Newsmax host added.
Schmitt went on to emphasize the victory in Michigan, where RINO Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI) — who was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump following the January 6 incident — lost his race.
BREAKING: Rep. Peter Meijer has conceded to challenger John Gibbs for Michigan's 3rd Congressional District. https://t.co/z09R3aX1vq
— 13 On Your Side (@wzzm13) August 3, 2022
Meijer is “looking for a new job this morning, with Trump’s blessing,” after he was defeated by conservative challenger John Gibbs for the primary win, the Newsmax host said.
Just got a call from President Trump, congratulating me and my team on tonight’s big win! Thank you, Mr. President for your support! pic.twitter.com/43BZfvqBEo
— John Gibbs for MI-3 (@votejohngibbs) August 3, 2022
Schmitt also noted that Arizona Attorney General Rusty Bowers — who was running for a state Senate seat — lost his race after testifying in front of the House Select January 6 Committee, “which of course, is completely one-sided and very, very painfully political.”
“Bowers got eviscerated by almost 30 points last night, a comical shellacking by former state Sen. David Farnsworth, who was, of course, backed by Trump,” he added.
The Newsmax host then pointed to reports which show that “arrogant Democrats are actually helping Trump by funding his favorite candidates under the assumption that they will be easier to defeat in November.”
"Ok, guys, today we're funding far-right MAGA candidates in order to save our democracy from…*checks notes*…far-right MAGA candidates." https://t.co/sqMrO9DyZ4
— Coleman Hughes (@coldxman) August 4, 2022
So-called Republicans like Bowers or Meijer, who have gone along with the Democrats’ narrative on the January 6 incident instead of siding with 90% of the Republican Party, have learned a painful lesson as to what happens when they side with a ruthless party filled with people who openly despise Republicans.
“[The Democrats] immediately reward you by stabbing you right in the back and as they did in Peter Meijer’s case after he went along with their narrative. They funded his primary opponent,” Schmitt said.
“They kicked him right out of the job,” he added. “It is a lesson learned for very weak Republicans out there. The other side does not care how much you capitulate to them. They will rip out your spine and beat you to death with it.”