The Battle for TN-5: Trump Defends Ortagus Pick and Suggests Robby Starbuck Voted for Obama… Except He Didn’t?

President Donald J. Trump defended his controversial endorsement of former State Department official Morgan Ortagus on Newsmax this week, going so far as to claim that her opponent in the Republican Primary for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District, Robby Starbuck, voted for Barack Obama. Except, according to Starbuck, no such thing ever happened. Trump, who has endorsed a number of former Democrats including ex-Obama donor Kari Lake (AZ), took to the airwaves on Tuesday to offer his thoughts on the decision that has roiled his MAGA base: “Well, I didn’t know Robby Starbuck; I have known Morgan; she’s been in the

WATCH: Kassam Breaks Biden Botched Afghanistan Exfiltration Scoop.

National Pulse Editor-in-Chief Raheem Kassam joined Newsmax to unpack an exclusive report revealing the Biden White House canceled a Trump-era State Department initiative aimed at securing the safe evacuation of overseas Americans from perilous countries such as Afghanistan. Read the story – including exclusive comment from former President Donald Trump – detailing how the Biden regime terminated the State Department’s “Contingency and Crisis Response Bureau,” originally designed to handle medical, diplomatic, and logistical support for Americans overseas. Watch:

Newsmax Trumps Fox Viewership Ratings For First Time Ever

For the first time ever, a Newsmax TV program beat Fox News’ nightly viewership. The Newsmax program which trumped Fox’s ratings was “Greg Kelly Reports.” Its Fox scheduling counterpart, “The Story with Martha MacCallum,” averaged 203,000 viewers in the key 25- to 54-year-old demographic while Kelly counted an average of 229,000 viewers. The margin of nearly 30,000 viewers was hailed as a “milestone in the cable news industry,” as viewership numbers where Newsmax trumped Fox had never occurred before.

EXC: Leaked Fox Data Shows Viewership Stagnant, Newsmax Surges

In the aftermath of a highly contested election, most news network’s viewership numbers are increasing. But not Fox News, according to new numbers leaked to The National Pulse from within the Murdoch empire. Fox News numbers for Tuesday November 10th reveal that while competing networks are growing their audiences in this time of political turmoil, Fox is not. The network also recently added Newsmax to the list followed by Fox management. Newsmax’s audience appears to have grown by a factor of five times in recent months, The e-mail, from Fox’s Market Research Manager to is addressed to: “R.Murdoch, L.Murdoch, Cavuto,