On any given day, Donald Trump will choose a few new people or companies or groups who are to blame for his historic loss against Democratic challenger Joe Biden in 2020. So far, Democrats, Republicans, vote counting machine companies, President Obama, election officials, the governor and secretary of state of Georgia, Mitch McConnell, and his own Homeland Security officials are coordinating efforts against him to steal the election. Today, it’s a nonpartisan judge he endorsed in Wisconsin, who Trump believes clearly now owes him a favor.
It’s highly doubtful that Trump was begged to endorse a state Supreme Court judge, but his first assertions are blatant lies. Trump did endorse Hagedorn, who then won by 0.5 points. He did not “easily win.”
Despite Trump’s claim that “one thing has nothing to do with another,” he makes it clear that his endorsement of Hagedorn was expected to pay off in favorable court votes. Like Brian Kemp of Georgia, Trump is turning his supporters against him. Not only will this likely affect Kemp’s and Hagedorn’s ability to be reelected, it’s likely that he’ll begin to receive the same threats against himself and his family by rabid Trump supporters convinced he’s stealing the election away from their rightful leader.
Even knowing all this, Hagedorn says he did his job and put the law ahead of politics. According to The Star Tribune, Hagedorn said that:
‘When I ran, I was pretty consistent that I believe deeply that law and politics are not the same thing. Most of us probably have some hope that our preferred candidate or our preferred policies, that the law runs in the same direction, but that isn’t always the case. And I said I was going to be a textualist and an originalist. I believe very deeply in those things.’
Trump’s supporters parroted his lines in the comments, but Twitter was mostly dismissive of Trump’s latest attempts to overturn democracy. Read some of their comments below: