Former President Donald Trump has endorsed “ERIC” in the Missouri GOP primary for the seat being vacated by Republican Roy Blunt.
The problem is, there are three Erics in the race — former Governor Eric Greitens, state Attorney General Eric Schmitt and long shot candidate Eric McElroy.
Schmitt and Greitens both have strong support among Trump’s base.
Trump endorses “ERIC” without saying whether it’s Greitens or Schmitt. A truly bizarre ending to the battle of Erics. pic.twitter.com/FTIBWsZG5r
— Bryan Lowry (@BryanLowry3) August 1, 2022
On the eve of the primary, Trump shared his extremely on-brand endorsement.
“I trust the Great People of Missouri, on this one, to make up their own minds, much as they did when they gave me landslide victories in the 2016 and 2020 Elections, and I am therefore proud to announce that ERIC has my Complete and Total Endorsement!” Trump said in a statement, adding that the voters “must send a MAGA Champion and True Warrior to the U.S. Senate, someone who will fight for Border Security, Election Integrity, our Military and Great Veterans, together with having a powerful toughness on Crime and the Border.”
To recap, Trump couldn’t decide whether to endorse Eric Greitens or Eric Schmitt in the Missouri Senate race, so he just endorses “ERIC” the night before the election. Now both are graciously thanking him for his sincere support. pic.twitter.com/voE4Z3myOk
— Natalie Allison (@natalie_allison) August 1, 2022
Hilariously, both Schmitt and Greitens thanked the former president for his endorsement.
“I’m grateful for President Trump’s endorsement. As the only America First candidate who has actually fought for election integrity, border security & against the Left’s indoctrination of our kids—I’ll take that fight to the Senate to SAVE AMERICA!” Schmitt tweeted.
🚨ENDORSEMENT—PRESIDENT TRUMP🚨I’m grateful for President Trump’s endorsement. As the only America First candidate who has actually fought for election integrity, border security & against the Left’s indoctrination of our kids—I’ll take that fight to the Senate to SAVE AMERICA!
— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) August 1, 2022
Likewise, Greitens wrote, “Honored to have the support of President Trump! We will MAGA!”
Honored to have the support of President Trump! We will MAGA! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/NljSJqEQG5
— Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) August 1, 2022
I’m honored to have the endorsement of President Donald J. Trump.
Make sure to get out and vote today! pic.twitter.com/kLkLT4vrmD
— Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) August 2, 2022
When asked for clarification on which “Eric” he was endorsing by NBC News, a spokesperson for Trump said that the “endorsement speaks for itself.”
Polls close in Missouri at 7 p.m. local time.