Yet another man who received former President Donald Trump's "Complete and Total Endorsement" has lost an election. Semafor's David Weigel brings word that Michael Whatley, who was Trump's handpicked candidate for Republican National Committee co-chairman, dropped out of the running on Friday afternoon after he finished in third place in the second round of voting. Trump endorsed Whatley just three days ago and praised him for being "MAGA all the way" and credited him with "leading North Carolina to tremendous success in the recent election, including the victory by Senator Ted Budd." "Michael Whatley has my Complete and Total Endorsement," Trump's endorsement concluded. "On to victory in 2024!"
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National Review columnist Charles C.W. Cooke believes that former President Donald Trump has been more unhinged than usual. Cooke describes Trump as "ranting like a deranged hobo in a dilapidated public park" and he notes that his Truth Social posts are loaded with esoteric references that only his diehard fans can even begin to understand. "Throughout his public career, Trump has resembled nothing so much as a drunken talk-radio caller from Queens, and, on Truth Social, readers get the treat of watching him at the zenith of his rhetorical powers," he argues. "One moment he's proposing that the solution to the Supreme Court leak is to 'arrest the reporter, publisher, editor"you'll get your answer fast,' or, if that fails, 'put whoever in jail.' The next, he's describing the prosecution of his business associate, Allen Weisselberg, as 'the greatest Witch Hunt of all time.'"