This is a new very noticeable setback for former US President Donald Trump who is to announce his candidacy for the presidency of 2024, this Tuesday. His Republican candidate, Kari Lake, failed Monday to seize Arizona Governor’s Seat. After a tight and tense competition in this key state, Democrat Katie Hobbs won on the wire against this emblematic figure of Trumpism, according to the chains CNN and NBC.
Kari Lake, convinced that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump – despite the lack of evidence – had refused to make it clear that she would accept the result by his own ballot. For any reaction, the unfortunate candidate tweeted Monday evening: “The people of Arizona know when they are being ripped off. »
The former president for his part immediately denounced the validity of the ballot on his Truth Social network: “Wow! They just stole the election from Kari Lake. It’s really serious! »
She claims the nickname of “Trump in a petticoat”
Kari Lake, 53, who claims the sobriquet of “Trump in a petticoat” which the left has decked her out, was one of the outstanding personalities of the campaign. She was seen as one of the Republican’s lieutenants during the midterm elections, which took place on November 8.
The former presenter of the newspaper on the local antenna of FoxNews had transformed his audiovisual notoriety into political capital, cultivating an image of a rebel touched by grace, who abandoned the “corrupt media”. Immigration, crime, decline, etc. This mother of two children had taken up all the themes of her mentor.
Her radicalism had earned her the title of “threat to democracy” by a large part of the American press, which already imagined her as a possible vice-president of Donald Trump in 2024. And the defeat of Kari Lake represents a bad news for the real estate magnate, for whom the election season did not bring the glory he had hoped for.
Donald Trump was personally involved in these votes, dubbing candidates who swear absolute loyalty to him. But the Republican Party, which wanted to see a conservative wave sweep through the US Congress, did not do as well as it thought.