The Primaries, Mar-a-Lago, and the Big Lie: Is Trump Winning?

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Thu, 08/11/2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Despite the raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, the former president's endorsed candidates have been faring well. In this episode of AMERICAN STANDOFF, host Jacqueline Keeler will examine whether the raid will fan the flames of support of his voters. The YouTuber known as Baked Alaska, whose real name is Anthime Gionet, who is facing a maximum of six months in prison for his role in the Jan. 6th insurrection, declared in a live stream after the raid, "We need to win the midterms or literally die." 


Gionet declared, "This is war, this is absolute war," he said. "It's insane what they're doing to Donald Trump. If they can do it to him, they can do it to anyone. You've seen them do it to me."


Will this bring out Trump's base? And who are Trump's base? And why are Trump's candidates and the Big Lie finding success in the primaries? Will this carry over to the midterms?

 

 

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