Politics 2024

Trump dumps on Mazi, a ‘very foolish woman’


After Mazi Pilip steadfastly refused to throw former President Donald Trump under the bus in her failed congressional campaign, Trump declined to return the favor.

He mocked Pilip, the Republican candidate who lost by eight points to Democrat Tom Suozzi in last week’s 3rd CD special election to replace George Santos, and claimed the defeat was caused by her failing to display adequate fealty to the former president.

Trump called Pilip a “very foolish woman.”

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

Pilip, elected twice as a Republican to the Nassau County legislature, is a registered Democrat.

Trump claimed his supporters “STAYED HOME” because Pilip was not supportive enough of Trump, the ex-president claimed, “AND [the MAGA movement] ALWAYS WILL, UNLESS IT IS TREATED WITH THE RESPECT THAT IT DESERVES.”

Suozzi, who served three terms in the House before deciding to leave Congress to challenge Gov. Kathy Hochul, campaigned as a centrist against a right-wing Pilip. The Pilip campaign sought to paint him as a radical leftist in bed with the anti-Israel “Squad.”