Now, don’t misunderstand that headline. I’m not suggesting it’s BECAUSE Trump made fun of Mark Sanford’s affair that Sanford lost the primary. I’m just not NOT saying it either.
You remember good ole’ Mark Sanford, right? The former Gov of South Carolina, who left the office in disgrace after “disappearing” for a few days, only to be discovered in the arms of another woman in Argentina? Yeah. Him. I remember being so pissed at him when the news broke.
But time passed, people forgave him, and then they elected him to Congress in 2013. He’s been there since. But he’s a never-Trumper, and that hasn’t sat well among South Carolinians. Their primary election was last night, and Sanford lost to Katie Arrington.
And Trump made sure to make his choice known before the polls closed yesterday.
Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA. He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina. I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2018
Ouch. I mean, listen, he’s not wrong, but perhaps Trump isn’t the best person to mock someone else’s extramarital affairs? Just sayin’.
And then there was this:
My political representatives didn’t want me to get involved in the Mark Sanford primary thinking that Sanford would easily win – but with a few hours left I felt that Katie was such a good candidate, and Sanford was so bad, I had to give it a shot. Congrats to Katie Arrington!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018
Sooooooooooo Trumpy. He wants credit, he’ll take credit. 🙂