What Does Trump’s 2024 Announcement Mean for the Republican Party?
Former President Donald Trump officially announced his 2024 presidential bid on Tuesday, setting up a potential primary battle between a divided Republican Party. After underperforming in the 2022 midterm elections, voices have emerged from the right insisting that the future of the GOP is brighter without Trump. Many on the right have their sights set on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as the new face of the party, but an emerging feud between DeSantis and Trump threatens to fracture the party.
From the Right: A WPA poll tallied a surge in support for DeSantis over Trump in key states. The National Review Editorial Board called for Republicans to “give up on the idea that Trump is a winner,” blaming him for the party’s midterm disappointments. Former house speaker Newt Gingrich (R) warned a bitter primary battle could lead the party to “tear itself apart.” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) voiced support for Trump, tweeting after the announcement that the former president would be “hard to beat.”
From the Left: The New York Times Editorial Board believes a second Trump term would lack “whatever guardrails were in place during the first,” calling for a robust Republican primary to elevate candidates who have “demonstrated a commitment to the rule of law.” A writer in Mother Jones (Left Bias) wrote that Trump’s return to the White House would bring about the “potential evisceration of the federal bureaucracy.” A writer in the Washington Post (Lean Left Bias) stated, “only a fool would count Trump out.”
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