Donald Trump was not in favor of a peaceful transfer of power when he lost to Joe Biden in 2020, and he will not accept a peaceful transfer of power now. Republican Party. And for many Trumpers, that It is an unforgivable sin.
A quick stroll through the right-wing bloc will give you many examples of GOPs who are fed up with Trump. “Why are you doing this? Why?” I asked the National Conservative Newsweek Opinion Editor Josh Hammerwhen Trump pointed out that he received more votes in 2020 than Florida Governor Ron DeSantis received in 2022. Added MAGA Podcaster Dave Rubin“I like him, but…”
Kurt Schlichter, who wrote a book defending Trump on Townhall.com, wrote: [Trump] You get a big portion of its disadvantages. In 2020, he lost the election. Yeah, I’ve been a lawyer in the aftermath so I know about the collusion issue, but the reality is that Krusty Osenil is in the Oval Office and Trump isn’t, so Trump lost. And in 2022, we’re still cleaning up that mess. ”
Schlichter then adds:[Trump’s] The lack of confidence about DeSantis is embarrassing, although he should be insecure. All of them hurt us in the midterm elections. ”
in the meantime, US Conservative Party Rod Dreher writes: [Trump’s] A bitter attack on a proven winner who can rule (and rule without silly drama), DeSantis is a fresh reminder of just how crazy Donald Trump can be. ”
“Somehow, Trump, the so far master of self-promotion, has maintained his image as a “winner” despite mounting evidence to the contrary. until now.
This is just one example of opinions on Trump in the world of MAGA. Indeed, they represent a broad point on the Trumpy spectrum. From full-blown fanatics to those willing to simply hold their noses and support Trump owning the library.
Regardless, it is clear that many prominent members of the MAGA Right are openly resenting Trump (for the first time in some cases). And it’s largely based on (a) the string of losses he caused the Republican Party and (b) his refusal to pass the baton of Republican leadership to Ron DeSantis.
If you thought this was just inside baseball, think again. saturday night live That hasn’t been the case before, but this week’s cold open revealed the harsh truth about a MAGA Republican turning his back on Donald Trump: As long as Trump is useful to the Republican Party, what will he do? It really didn’t matter if he did. He could have literally shot someone on Fifth Avenue.
Conceit was late middle Fox & Friends Where the cast is trying to distance themselves from their ex-boyfriend.
In case you missed it, when the fake Ainsley Earhart told Trump he was no longer welcome on the show, he replied: “Was it a riot?” “Blackmailing Ukraine?” “Charlottesville?”
It’s funny because it’s true. But there is another truth that MAGA boosters are willing to admit.that means trump lost many Until now.
In 2016, he lost the popular vote but defeated the highly unpopular Hillary Clinton in the electoral college to become president. In 2018, Republicans lost the midterm elections. In 2020, Trump lost re-election and Republicans lost the Senate. Trump’s presidency robbed governors and state legislaturesTired of all the wins?
Somehow, despite mounting evidence to the contrary, Trump (a master of self-promotion thus far) has maintained his image as a “winner.” until now.
For years, his cult members ignored his evil deeds, justifying them with “At least he fights!” He seems to have finally realized the difference between fighting and winning. And while Trump’s attacks on other Republicans (see John McCain, Lil Marco, Liar Ted, etc.) have always been forgiven (or applauded), his criticism of conservative beloved DeSantis is finally drawing swift condemnation.
Unfortunately, getting rid of Trump (now that he’s no longer useful) will be just as difficult as being able to dropkick a crazy ex and go after someone younger and hotter.
Catching my drift could end up in a boiled bunny. That’s because Trump has only been for himself so far. He never cared about conservatism or the Republican Party. He used these institutions as a vehicle for power and attention (because deadly charm, he not ignored).
If the party decides to move forward, he shows no respect or deference to the organization. Instead, he burns it to the ground. With his provocative attacks on DeSantis (“Ron Desanctimius”) and, to a lesser extent, on Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (“Young Kin”), this is now unfolding. I see it being done.
Again, it wasn’t his many unethical, illiberal, or immoral actions that pushed Trump’s most shameless enabler to the limit, but that they ultimately made him a loser. It means that you have recognized that you are not.
Winning isn’t everything. That’s all.