The former president denied endorsing Sen. James Lankford, but a campaign release titled “Endorsement of Senator James Lankford” says otherwise

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View all posts by Nikki McCann Ramirez February 5, 2024 WASHINGTON - JANUARY 31: Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., speaks to reporters in the Senate Reception Room in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) speaks to reporters in the Senate Reception Room in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images

Donald Trump is furiously attempting to sink a bipartisan border and immigration package that the Senate unveiled on Sunday — so much so that he’s outright lying about having endorsed the bill’s author, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.). 

During an interview on Monday with right-wing radio host Dan Bongino, the former president claimed that he had never endorsed Lankford, one of the chief architects and advocates for the legislation. “Just to correct the record, I did not endorse Senator Lankford, I didn’t do it,” Trump said. “He ran and I didn’t endorse him.”

Fact check: False. 

Trump did in fact endorse Lankford in 2022, when the senator ran for reelection.

In a glowing statement released through his campaign titled “Endorsement of Senator James Lankford”, Trump lauded Lankford as being “strongly committed to America First, and everything it stood for, and likewise strongly committed to me, as President.” 

“James Lankford is Strong on the Border,” Trump added. 

Lankford addressed the comments on CNN Monday afternoon. The Senator confirmed that Trump did endorse him and stated that for Trump, chaos at the border was likely beneficial. “He has a different job than I have right now, his job right now is running for president,” Lankford said. 

While the former president demands unquestionable loyalty from his sycophants, he’s known to turn on a dime whenever he perceives he’s been slighted. Trump has become personally involved in efforts to block the proposed immigration reforms, which on Monday were endorsed by the Border Patrol Union. 

On Monday morning, Trump raged on Truth Social that the bill would be “a great gift to the Democrats, and a Death Wish for The Republican Party.” 

“It takes the HORRIBLE JOB the Democrats have done on Immigration and the Border, absolves them, and puts it all squarely on the shoulders of Republicans,” he wrote. 

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