WASHINGTON – Former President Donald Trump went on a sharing spree Friday, reposting nearly a dozen fawning memes on Truth Social even as more and more Republicans questioned whether his endorsements helped or hurt GOP candidates in this week’s midterm elections.
“The American people are still with you!” read the text over one with a photo of Trump’s face.
“Trump was right about everything,” read another.
The self-congratulatory posts came as a growing number of Republicans questioned whether Trump’s support for several GOP candidates – such as Doug Mastriano and Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania’s governor and senate races — contributed to their defeat in Tuesday’s elections.
Pollsters had previously predicted the midterms would bring a “red wave” of Republican votes amid a struggling economy and low approval ratings for President Biden.
“The Pennsylvania Senate race was a disaster of Trump’s making,” one prominent New York Republican told The Post this week, adding that the 45th president’s support was “eroding.”
“I would certainly like to see the party move forward. There are a lot of rising stars,” Rep.-elect Mike Lawler — who defeated Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman — told The Post Thursday.
The 11 memes were made and initially shared by a handful of Trump fans on the social media website before the 45th president reposted them to his page over a span of less than an hour.
The messages ranged from the fanatical – “Donald J. Trump is the best president ever. We love you!” – to the bizarre.
In one image, a now-infamous photo of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman fist-bumping President Biden in July was doctored to show the monarch making an obscene gesture with one hand while holding a “Trump 2024” with the other.
It’s unclear whether the image meant Trump sought bin Salman’s support. Biden was highly criticized for his friendly exchange with the leader who has held Americans captive in Saudi Arabia and recently pushed the OPEC+ group of oil-producing nations to slash output by 2 million barrels while gas prices continue surging amid the Ukraine War.
The posts came days ahead of the 45th president’s expected announcement on Nov. 15 that he will run for the White House in 2024.
With reporting by Carl Campanile