Frank LaRose Puts Finger in the Wind, Endorses Donald Trump After Failing To Do So in 2016, 2020 & Last Week
July 24, 2023
LaRose’s endorsement comes after he has consistently downplayed the former President’s influence
Frank LaRose put his finger in the wind today and endorsed Donald Trump for President after failing to endorse Trump in 2016, 2020, and even last week as he entered the Republican slugfest for Ohio’s Senate seat. LaRose’s announcement comes after he has consistently downplayed Trump’s influence.
“Frank LaRose is doing everything he can to make up for his previous criticism and decision to not endorse the former President in 2016, 2020, and even last week,” said ODP spokesperson Reeves Oyster. “This is just the latest example of LaRose putting his finger in the wind to try to help himself get ahead.”
Donald Trump has praised Bernie Moreno twice – including 48 hours before LaRose’s announcement. Moreno has also been endorsed by J.D. Vance, who has a close relationship with Trump.
Here’s what else you need to know about Frank LaRose and Donald Trump:
- LaRose did not endorse Donald Trump in 2016, 2020, or even last week as he entered the Republican slugfest for Ohio’s Senate seat. When asked if he would endorse Donald Trump in 2024 seven days ago, LaRose said: “I haven’t made a decision yet on that. As far as, you know, who I may endorse, there’s a long time to go in the Republican primary.”
- LaRose was recently caught on tape downplaying the value of a Trump endorsement at a closed-door Republican gathering. At the event, LaRose said that Trump’s support “doesn’t carry the same weight it used to” and criticized Bernie Moreno, who Trump has praised.
- LaRose previously condemned Trump as “disgusting,” “appalling,”and “not a role model for children.”