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Former President Trump endorsed Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul for reelection this Thursday, doubling down on his support for the longtime ally ahead of the 2022 elections.

“Rand Paul has done an incredible job for America and for the amazing people of Kentucky,” Trump said. “He battles the swamp, the extreme left, and especially the harmful RINOS.”

“Rand will keep defending our AMERICA FIRST policies because he believes in halting wasteful spending, defending our rights, and taking care of our Vets and our Military,” Trump added.

Paul has showed signs that he plans to seek reelection but has not yet formally announced a run. He has been a Senator since 2011.

Trump and Paul are former adversaries, clashing numerous times for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. But the Senator later became one of Trump’s biggest allies.

Paul spoke on his support for President Trump at the 2020 RNC last summer, telling conservatives that he was “proud” of the administration’s work. He praised Trump for moving to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and warned Biden “will choose war again.”

Back in January, Paul led Republican senators in a failed attempt to dismiss the impeachment proceedings against President Trump for his alleged part in the Capitol protest. The senator said the impeachment was a “sham” and accused the left of using the trial as political revenge against Trump.

“I am proud to be working with Senator Rand in our drive to Make America Great Again,” Trump said. “He has my total endorsement for the Senate. Kentucky has a real champion in Rand Paul.”

Author: Blake Ambrose