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Trump endorses Arizona conspiracy theorist who wants to “decertify” election after sham “audit"

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29.09.2021

Donald Trump on Tuesday endorsed election conspiracist Kari Lake in the heated Arizona Republican primary campaign to replace Gov. Doug Ducey as the ex-president continues his feud with Republican governors he feels did not support his election lies strongly enough.

Trump threw his support behind Lake, a former TV news anchor who first entered politics this year with rallies stoking false claims about the election and railing against masks, vaccine requirements and the media.

"Few can take on the Fake News Media like Kari," Trump said in a statement, praising Lake for opposing COVID restrictions and "Cancel Culture" and vowing that she will "end 'woke' curriculum in our schools."

The twice-impeached former president also took a shot at Ducey, who failed to try to overturn Trump's narrow 2020 defeat in Arizona and famously hung up on a call from Trump while certifying Joe Biden's victory.

Lake "will do a far better job than RINO [Republican in name only] Governor Doug Ducey — won't even be a contest!" Trump said.

Trump's endorsement came hours after Lake called for his image to be added to Mount Rushmore.

"Who thinks President Trump should be added to Mt. Rushmore?" Lake tweeted on Tuesday. "@govkristinoem can we make this happen?"

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