Fox News political analyst Britt Hume said earlier this week that Donald Trump’s “star has gone out”, but announced his candidacy for 2024 too early, leading to the ex-president’s dismissal on Wednesday. criticized. (See video below.)
“I don’t know what kind of strategy there is or if there is,” said Hume.
Anchor Brett Byer noted that even Trump administration alums shy away from him. there is.)
This prompted Hume to point out that Trump’s popularity had “decayed.” Hume said Trump performed better against a crowded Republican key field than one or two prominent opponents, given his supposedly declining status. But his early declaration, made Tuesday about two years before the 2024 general election, is likely to curtail competition.
“I think even minority Republicans want their candidates to split up,” Mr. Hume said. “But I’m not sure how an early announcement of this would help, because an early announcement by one of the Grand Dukes of the party would tend to discourage other people from participating in the race. because you think.”
“What he needs is more people to race,” Hume said.
The poor performance of Trump-backed candidates in the midterms, many of which fueled false allegations about election fraud in 2020, has dealt a blow to Trump’s party leadership.
Wednesday’s confirmation that Republicans will regain control of the House with a narrow majority brightened the mood for Republicans.