Some people didn’t want to support him, but now even his supporters are turning to those who slander him.
Republicans, who initially supported Trump, turned a blind eye to his excesses as long as he cut taxes, appointed conservative judges, and most importantly won the election.
But Republican politicians are increasingly blaming Trump after the “Grand Old Party” performed poorly in the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
Anti-Trump Republicans once called themselves “Never Trumpers.” A newer and wider group has adopted the name “Never Again Trumpers” and can wield considerable clout.
“I am proud of the results of tax reform, deregulation and judicial reform,” Paul Ryan, who was the last Republican Speaker of the House (2015-2019) and named the new House Speaker, told ABC. Told.
“I am very passionate about judges, not just on the Supreme Court, but on the entire judiciary. , because we will lose with Trump… in 2018, 2020 and 2022, it was very clear to us. “
Anti-Trump conservatives played a key role in the Democratic victory in the 2018 midterm elections, especially with Joe Biden’s arrival at the White House in 2020.
However, they wielded little influence within the Republican Party and were considered apostates by their leaders.
‘Trump may lose’
Trumpism’s emerging critics are no simple extremists, and there are many influential voices that could shape the future of the Republican Party.
Among them are a handful of governors, several former Trump Cabinet officials, incumbents, and hopefuls of national leadership.
Ron DeSantis, an up-and-coming Republican star who was re-elected as governor of Florida on Nov. 8 and is seen as his most serious opponent in the 2024 primary, has outperformed Trump as his popularity rises in the polls. I have paid particular attention to
A Harvard CAPS-Harris poll found the former president to be the first casualty of the midterm elections, diametrically opposed to the victorious DeSantis.
Polls co-director Mark Penn told The Hill, “Every month DeSantis is on the rise, and now he’s hitting Trump hard.” Hell, there’s a good chance Trump will lose.”
The focus is now on Georgia. In Georgia, a Trump-backed candidate will face an incumbent Democrat in a runoff for a key Senate seat on Dec. 6.
Mike Pompeo (former secretary of state) and Nikki Haley (representative to the United Nations), who were appointed when Trump was in power, recently distanced themselves from their former bosses.
Chris Christie, a staunch ally of Trump in the 2016 election, complained that Republicans “are losing and losing” thanks to Trump’s self-centeredness.
And with DeSantis’ growing popularity, many fear Trump will create an independent political party if he loses the 2024 Republican primary, a terrifying prospect for conservatives.
Trump’s former Attorney General Bill Barr told the New York Post, “The threat is simple: if the rest of the party isn’t with him, he’ll kick ‘his people’ out of the Republican Party. I’m going to burn down the whole house,” he said.
But when considering Mr. Trump’s future, we should not ignore the fact that Mr. Trump has been abandoned by Republicans in the past, especially after two impeachment trials and numerous criminal investigations. not.
But now his name is no longer a promise of winning an election.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican, said after the election, “Donald Trump has cost our race basically three straight elections and three strikes[in baseball]. It’s like losing in the midterm elections.
“That’s the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results,” he added. “Trump kept saying, ‘We’re going to be tired of winning.’ I’m tired of losing. That’s all he’s done.”