Trump talks Maricopa County audit, Cheney’s replacement, and Karl Rove

Former President Donald Trump released a series of statements before the weekend. 

This first came on Thursday, and it was in response to a letter released by the president of the Arizona State Senate raising “three serious issues” found by the Maricopa County 2020 president election audit that is currently taking place.

“A devastating letter written by Arizona Senate President Karen Fann on voting irregularities, and probably fraud, in Maricopa County during the 2020 Presidential Election,” Trump wrote. “Even the database was illegally deleted after the subpoena to produce the information.”

Trump went on to note that the “Fake News and Lamestream Media is doing everything they can not to cover this major story.” But, it is certainly one to keep an eye on. Maricopa County denies any wrongdoing and objects to the current audit.


Trump followed that statement up with another two on Friday, the first of which congratulated Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) on being named the new chair of the House GOP conference.

“Congratulations to Elise Stefanik for her Big and Overwhelming victory!” Trump wrote. “The House GOP is united and the Make America Great Again movement is Strong!”

Stefanik replaced Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) who was ousted on Wednesday by Republican leadership for her opposition to Trump-Republicans. Trump had backed Stefanik to replace Cheney.

This story, also, is far from over as Trump is now going to look to get Cheney ousted from Congress by backing a challenger. Cheney, too, has vowed to campaign against pro-Trump Republicans in the 2022 midterm elections.

Targeting Rove

In another statement on Friday, Trump went after Republican strategist Karl Rove, telling his supporters to send their money elsewhere.

“Everyone is so tired of watching Karl Rove on Fox News,” Trump said. “He has played the game for decades, but all he and his buddies want to do is take your money and run.”

“He’s totally ineffective and does not represent the MAGA Movement in any way, shape, or form,” Trump added.

Trump had previously gone after Rove after Rove published a piece in The Wall Street Journal that blamed Trump for the Republicans defeat in the U.S. Senate runoffs that took place in Georgia.

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