Trump will establish himself as GOP's 'presumptive 2024 nominee' in first post-White House speech: report
Category: News & PoliticsVia: john-russell • 6 days ago • 15 comments
By: The Guardian (Raw Story - Celebrating Years of Independent Journalism)
Axios reports that Trump is plotting a "show of force" speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in which he'll establish himself as the "presumptive 2024 nominee."
Trump's goal will be to establish that he is still in charge of the GOP, even though he no longer has the Oval Office or his Twitter account.
Even though Trump has still not decided on whether he's running in 2024, he is planning to use the 2022 election cycle to exact revenge by running primary challenges against Republicans who have crossed him, and he's expected to get help from state Republican Parties that have censured rebellious anti-Trump Republicans
State GOPs declare war on all Republican politicians who reject Trumpism.
Donald Trump left the White House over a month ago, and President Joe Biden has made it abundantly clear that he is sick to death of talking about the former president. Some Republicans feel the same way: Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska are among the conservatives who would love to see their party move on from Trumpism. But journalists Daniel Strauss and Tom McCarthy, in an article published by The Guardian on February 22, emphasize that at the state level, many Republicans are doubling down on Trumpism and declaring war on anyone in the GOP who refuses to bow down to Dear Leader.
"Republican state parties have been lashing out at elected officials of their own party in a sign of ongoing fealty to Donald Trump," Strauss and McCarthy explain. "The moves by state party officials are highly unusual and an indication of the heated internal battles the Republican Party is facing in the months and years to come as it struggles with the legacy of its capture by Trump, his allies and his loyal supporters."