Daniel Cameron praised the 'Trump culture of winning' after he won the GOP nomination for Kentucky governor with Trump's endorsement.
Daniel Cameron, the Donald Trump-backed candidate, emerged victorious in Kentucky's Republican primary for governor on Tuesday.
In a nod to Trump's support, Cameron expressed gratitude for the endorsement, proclaiming:
“Of course, a big thank you to President Donald J. Trump for his support and his endorsement of this campaign."
"Let me just say the Trump culture of winning is alive and well in Kentucky.”
You can hear what Cameron said in the video below.
\u201c"The Trump culture of winning is alive and well in Kentucky!" \n\n\u2014\u00a0Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron, who won to become the Republican nominee for governor, thanks Trump for his endorsement (also a veiled shot at Ron DeSantis, who did not)\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1684327407
However, Cameron's assertion Trump epitomizes a culture of winning does not align with the broader picture.
During Trump's presidency, Republicans experienced a net loss of 40 seats in the House of Representatives in the 2018 elections. Furthermore, Trump himself suffered defeat in the 2020 election against Joe Biden.
In the 2022 midterms, the anticipated red wave failed to materialize, with Trump-endorsed candidates Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and Herschel Walker in Georgia facing critical Senate losses.
In fact, Republicans endured historically poor results for an opposition party in the 2022 midterms, as reported by The Washington Post.
Many have mocked Cameron's statement as a result.
\u201c@therecount He said Trump has a "culture of winning". Who's gonna tell him?\ud83e\udd23\ud83e\udd23\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1684327407
\u201c@therecount Also thank you to Ronna McDaniels for her leadership of the RNC under her leadership republicans have lost continuously in the last four elections\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1684327407
\u201c@patriottakes He meant to say \u201cculture of whining.\u201d\ud83e\udd29\ud83d\udd25\u201d— PatriotTakes \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@PatriotTakes \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1684286966
\u201c@therecount Trump culture of winning? @DanielCameronAG, hasn\u2019t been paying attention.\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1684327407
\u201c@patriottakes It's much like the Kari Lake culture of winning, but with more grifting.\u201d— PatriotTakes \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@PatriotTakes \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1684286966
\u201c@patriottakes When does this winning start?\u201d— PatriotTakes \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@PatriotTakes \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1684286966
\u201c@patriottakes Is someone gonna tell him?\u201d— PatriotTakes \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@PatriotTakes \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1684286966
Cameron—who serves as Kentucky's attorney general and holds conservative religious beliefs—took the opportunity to criticize Democratic incumbent Andy Beshear during his victory speech.
According to the Lexington Herald Leader, Cameron claimed that under Beshear's leadership, schools in Kentucky have embraced liberal ideas, and hostility toward religion has increased.
Trump, in an October 2022 press release, praised Cameron as being "strong on the military," a staunch defender of borders, and a protector of the Second Amendment, which he believed was "under siege."
The upcoming November general election will see Cameron and Beshear face off, vying for the governorship of Kentucky. This contest will undoubtedly be closely watched as both candidates seek to sway voters with their platforms and visions for the state's future.