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GOP Governor Perfectly Shades Trump After He Endorsed His Primary Challenger

GOP Governor Perfectly Shades Trump After He Endorsed His Primary Challenger
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Former President Donald Trump is getting shaded on Twitter after making some pointed comments about a Maryland Republican politician.

GOP Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan is currently finishing out his second term in office. Due to a two term limit maximum, Hogan cannot run for office again.

Therefore, Hogan has endorsed a different candidate in the GOP race to take his place—state Commerce Secretary Kelly Schultz.

Trump, known for his far-right politics as well as his ties to well-known conspiracy cult QAnon, White supremacist and White nationalist groups and Evangelical Christians, made some rude comments about Hogan on Monday before announcing his own endorsement for Hogan's Primary GOP challenger, Daniel Cox.

Trump said:

"(Hogan) has been terrible for our Country and is against the America First Movement."

Trump also called Hogan a "R.I.N.O.," which is an acronym meaning "Republican in name only."

Alternatively, Trump called Cox a "tough lawyer, and smart businessman," and said he is "very strong on Election Integrity."

Trump also said:

"(Cox) fought against the Rigged Presidential Election every step of the way, and will bring secure Elections back to Maryland."

Hogan, after having these verbal barbs thrown at him, snapped back at Trump via Twitter.

He wrote:

"Personally, I'd prefer endorsements from people who didn't lose Maryland by 33 points."

Hogan, of course, is referring to the 2020 Presidential election in which Trump lost his re-election to current Democratic President Joe Biden.

According to the New York Times, the 2020 election results showed Trump lost the state of Maryland by 33 points.

Twitter users from both major parties howled at the shade Hogan is throwing Trump's way.

Hogan has always been a pointed critic of Trump, once calling him "toxic for the Republican Party and for the country."

Hogan publicly criticized Trump for declaring a premature—and inaccurate—victory in his 2020 re-election bid.

Hogan also blamed Trump for the horrifying events that occurred on January 6 when Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building, leaving multiple people dead and millions of dollars in damage.

With the feud between Trump and Hogan and their subsequent endorsements of competing candidates, the Maryland gubernatorial race is sure to be high-stakes.