Donald Trump

For Some Candidates, A Trump Endorsement Could Actually Be The Kiss Of Death
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21:  on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicked off on July 18. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
on May 15, 2017 in Washington, DC.
on October 14, 2011 in San Francisco, California.
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 28: President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office of the White House, January 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. On Saturday, President Trump is making several phone calls with world leaders from Japan, Germany, Russia, France and Australia. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 19 (FILE): Rudolph Giuliani, attorney for President Donald Trump, conducts a news conference at the Republican National Committee on lawsuits regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, November 19, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Where Things Stand: DeSantis Begs Trumpworld To Cancel FL Rally Prime Badge
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is threading a weird needle.

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Where Things Stand: ‘Somebody With A Pulse’ Prime Badge
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on July 18, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has not publicly disclosed whether she intends to run for reelection after a decade-plus in the Senate.

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Where Things Stand: A Lot Of Aggression For A Bunker Boy Prime Badge
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The former president hid in his bunker when country-wide protests flared up in Washington, D.C. over the police killing of George Floyd last summer.

He was mocked with a variety of entertaining “bunker boy” related nicknames (not hard to get creative with that alliteration) and ultimately decided to show his strength by violently clearing out Lafayette Square and taking a picture in front of a historic church flinging around a Bible.

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Where Things Stand: Trump Will Endorse Literally Anyone Who Challenges GOPer Who Co-Wrote Jan 6 Commission Bill Prime Badge
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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 15: Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., attends a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee markup in Rayburn Building, September 15, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The former president has vowed to make reelection a living hell for any Republican who voted to impeach him.

But his recent handwritten note to a local county conservative group promising to do just that to take down Rep. John Katko (R-NY) was the encapsulation of Trumpism — just the right blend of outsized ego and transparent desperation.

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ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 06: Election officials count the votes for Fulton County on January 6, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. The polls closed last night at 7pm for the runoff election for Senate Seats between Republican incumbents David Perdue, and Kelly Loeffler and Democratic candidates John Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock. (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images)
on January 19, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Where Things Stand: House Probe Of Trump DOJ’s Eyebrow-Raising Data Seizures Begins Prime Badge
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House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) just officially requested documents from Attorney General Merrick Garland on the previous administration’s DOJ and its seizure of records of members of Congress and journalists.

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Donald Trump arrives for a press conference at Trump Tower in New York, as Allen Weisselberg, chief financial officer of The Trump Organization, looks on January 11, 2017. (zTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: President Trump stops to speak to reporters as he prepared to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on January 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to visit with families four Americans who were killed in an explosion Wednesday in Syria. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
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