Trump Slams Republicans for Running ‘Very Foolish’ Registered Democrat for Santos’ Seat

President Donald Trump has issued a scathing statement after Republicans lost the special election for the U.S. House seat of ousted GOP Rep. George Santos (R-NY) to the Democrats.

Trump blasted Republicans for running Mazi Melesa Pilip for the seat, who he described as a “very foolish woman.”

Pilip, a Nassau County legislator, has been a controversial choice for the swing district race due to the fact that she’s a registered Democrat.

She has also refused to endorse Trump for re-election, raising further questions about her political leanings.

On Tuesday evening, Pilip lost the race for New York’s Third Congressional District to former Democrat Rep. Tom Suozzi by roughly eight points, according to The Associated Press.

In a post on Truth Social, Trump slammed the Republican Party and criticized the Pilip for being registered as a Democrat and not endorsing him.

“Republicans just don’t learn, but maybe she was still a Democrat?” Trump wrote.

“I have an almost 99% Endorsement Success Rate in Primaries, and a very good number in the General Elections, as well, but just watched this very foolish woman, Mazi Melesa Pilip, running in a race where she didn’t endorse me and tried to ‘straddle the fence,’ when she would have easily WON if she understood anything about MODERN DAY politics in America.”

“MAGA, WHICH IS MOST OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, STAYED HOME – AND IT ALWAYS WILL, UNLESS IT IS TREATED WITH THE RESPECT THAT IT DESERVES,” Trump added.

“I STAYED OUT OF THE RACE, ‘I WANT TO BE LOVED!’

“GIVE US A REAL CANDIDATE IN THE DISTRICT FOR NOVEMBER.

“SUOZZI, I KNOW HIM WELL, CAN BE EASILY BEATEN!”

Suozzi held the seat until he ran an unsuccessful campaign for governor in 2022, allowing Santos to win the seat.

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The former congressman launched his campaign in early August, two months before Santos was expelled over allegations of fraud.

Pilip was selected to be the nominee in mid-December by Republican leaders in the Long Island district.

The GOP candidate immigrated to the U.S. after serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

According to Federal Election Commission (FEC) data, Democrats significantly outspent Republicans in advertising.

Suozzi raised millions more for his campaign than Pilip did leading up to the special election.

“Mazi Pilip is a fighter with a bright future within the Republican Party. This was an uphill battle,” North Carolina Rep. Richard Hudson, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said in a statement.

“Joe Biden won this district by 8 points, Democrats outspent Republicans two-to-one, and our Democrat opponent spent decades representing these New Yorkers – yet it was still a dogfight.

“Republicans still have multiple pathways to grow our majority in November.”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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