The former president has largely been blamed for costing the Republicans the opportunity to seize back full control of Congress by lumbering them with candidates chosen for their loyalty to him rather than their popularity among the voting public.
Walker’s campaign was dogged by scandal, including claims that he paid for two former girlfriends’ abortions despite supporting a national ban on the procedure.
Just hours before his defeat, Trump wrote on Truth Social: “Vote for the WONDERFUL Herschel Walker,” adding later: “He will never let you down!”
The Donald clearly felt let down by the result, however, responding to the news by writing again on his social media platform: “OUR COUNTRY IS IN BIG TROUBLE. WHAT A MESS!”
His message was “re-truthed” more than 4,000 times in three hours by his devoted followers, but the reaction was rather different on his old stomping ground Twitter…
\u201cOnce again, Georgians have proven that when it comes time to vote, they\u2019ll show up and vote for a leader who will fight for them.\u00a0Congratulations, @ReverendWarnock!\u201d
\u201cSo very pleased by @ReverendWarnock victory in Georgia. Have been an admirer ever since hearing an inspiring Easter Sunday sermon in MLK's Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta in 2008 while filming The American Future:A History\u201d
\u201cWoo-hoo, @ReverendWarnock is heading back to the Senate! He delivered on capping the cost of insulin for seniors, he helped lead the charge to cancel student debt for hardworking Americans, and the people of Georgia like what they\u2019ve seen.\u201d
And not even Walker’s own family had kind words to say about the Georgian's number one supporter:
\u201cThe Truth: Trump called my dad for months DEMANDING that he run. Everyone with a brain begged him: \u201cPLEASE DON\u2019T DO THIS. This is too dirty, you have an insane past\u2026 PLEASE DONT DO THIS.\u201d\n\nWe got the middle finger. He ran.\u201d