GOP Ohio Congressional candidate Craig Riedel was uncovered final week for making anti-Trump statements to a possible donor however later endorsed President Trump in 2024 after the cellphone name audio was posted on-line.
Within the cellphone name with Alan Jacoby, host of America First LIVE on LFATV and CEO/Founding father of The Patriot Cigar Company, Riedel vowed, “I’m being real and truthful with you,” as he disavowed Trump, his character, and the MAGA motion. However hours later, he flipped and endorsed Trump whereas claiming he was the sufferer of “a stunt” by Alan Jacoby and Congressman Matt Gaetz, who wasn’t even concerned. Alan Jacoby informed The Gateway Pundit, “Matt Gaetz nor JR Majewski had any data that this name came about.”
Craig Riedel, within the Major, faces JR Majewski, a Trump-Endorsed candidate in 2022 who misplaced after he was focused by the far-left Faux Information Media and Soros-funded Media Issues.
The nominee will go on to face Democrat Marcy Kaptur, a 77-year-old profession politician, first elected in 1983, who additionally occurs to be the longest-serving feminine Congresswoman in historical past.
Of President Trump, Craig Riedel mentioned in a recorded cellphone name, “I don’t like the best way he communicates… I don’t like the best way he calls individuals names,” a typical butthurt leftist and RINO speaking level. “I like Ron,” he added.
Jacoby: You’re not in search of a Trump endorsement, are you?
Riedel: I’m not. We aren’t. Nope.
Jacoby: And also you’re making it some extent that you do not need Trump’s endorsement.
Riedel: Yep. Yep.
Jacoby: when the time comes publicly, and if it does come, that you simply’re placed on the spot about your help for Trump, what are you going to inform individuals? Like, simply straight dope, what are you going to do?
Riedel: I get requested this usually, and my reply is identical each time, and I’ve hit on it already. That look Donald Trump, he’s, he’s a distinct particular person than me. I don’t like the best way he communicates. I believe he’s smug. I don’t like the best way he calls individuals names. I simply don’t suppose that’s very changing into a President.
Jacoby: So it’s protected to say that you simply’re not trying to help the man’s main run?
Riedel: I’m with you. We bought to, we have to go a distinct course. We’d like individuals like, you already know, individuals like Craig Riedel, individuals like Craig Riedel.
Jacoby: What do you consider Ron DeSantis?
Riedel: I like Ron, I like Ron. You realize, I can’t perceive why he’s not gaining extra traction.
— JR Majewski (@JRMajewski) December 8, 2023
Take heed to all the cellphone name beneath.
Virtually instantly after these feedback had been made public, Riedel launched a press release endorsing Donald Trump and claiming, “Matt Gaetz and a social media trickster pulled a stunt yesterday to try to persuade President Trump to become involved in my congressional main for confirmed loser JR Majewski.” This nonetheless doesn’t reply why he feels the necessity to lie or why he didn’t come to Trump’s protection.
At the very least JR Majewski doesn’t really feel the necessity to misinform win.
— Craig Riedel (@craig_riedel) December 8, 2023
Trump ally Max Miller voided his endorsement of Riedel following his remarks.
As a consequence of latest feedback by Craig Riedel, I need to rescind my help for his candidacy.
Make America Nice Once more. AGAIN. pic.twitter.com/uh1A0aKbGb
— Max Miller (@MaxMillerOH) December 8, 2023
Jacoby later posted the total cellphone name audio and referred to as on Congressmen Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) to withdraw their endorsements of Craig Riedel.
Hey @craig_riedel, right here’s our total dialog. You’re a NEVER TRUMPER.
We’d like @JRMajewski in Congress. He’s the TRUE America First Candidate that helps @realDonaldTrump and deserves his endorsement. @Jim_Jordan @EliseStefanik @TeamTrump @mattgaetz @charliekirk11… pic.twitter.com/BGfOvPRMW8
— Alan Jacoby (@AJacoby1776) December 9, 2023
Alan Jacoby gave the next assertion to The Gateway Pundit, additional exposing the lies from Craig Riedel:
Craig Riedel has been soliciting me for a marketing campaign donation since mid-June. All calls and textual content messages had been initiated by him. I by no means dialed his quantity.I suspected he was a by no means Trumper and wished to check him as I’m decided to weed out the anti-MAGA candidates and by no means Trumpers who’re deceiving donors daily. If Riedel had carried out some due diligence and regarded me up, he would have seen that I’m a real Trump loyalist and bleed MAGA.
After Riedel was uncovered, disavowing President Trump on a recorded name calling the forty fifth president smug and confirming he didn’t need the president’s endorsement, he panicked and put out a press release endorsing Trump after telling me he was leaning in help of Ron DeSantis. In that assertion, he attacked Congressman Matt Gaetz and referred to as me a social media trickster. Lie after lie, flip after flop, Craig Riedel has been uncovered because the anti-MAGA By no means Trumper he actually is. Matt Gaetz nor JR Majewski had any data that this name came about. Riedel’s assault on Gaetz simply proves extra so that he’s actually anti-MAGA.
Craig Reidel is both determined for donations to say no matter a donor desires to listen to or too dumb to not vet his potential donors he engages in dialog with over the cellphone.
I by no means referred to as Craig Riedel, which proves once more that he’s a liar based on his marketing campaign assertion.
Jacoby overtly helps Trump on social media and his podcast exhibits. On his X page, Jacoby dons a MAGA hat in his profile photograph and canopy photograph. This doesn’t seem like some elaborate scheme to get Riedel to point out his true colours.
He additionally didn’t name Riedel, as Riedel claims. Jacoby posted the receipts on X, displaying that Riedel has been calling and texting him for MONTHS asking for cash.
— Alan Jacoby (@AJacoby1776) December 8, 2023
The Gateway Pundit correspondent Jordan Conradson contacted Craig Riedel and Riedel’s marketing campaign advisor, however they refused to remark and provides their aspect of the story, showing to be in full-blown panic mode. “We put a press release out and that’s all we’ve got to say,” mentioned basic advisor Jose Durbin.