Former President Donald J. Trump has the delicacy of a speaker, which means he will run for re-election in 2024.
And Republicans have so far treated him with the respect they showed while waiting in the White House for him to take action.
On Saturday afternoon, Trump traveled to Iowa for a rally at the state fair. This is a permanent stop in the presidential election. Join some of the best Republicans in the state, including Governor Kim Reynolds, Senator Charles E. Grassley, and Republican President Jeff Kaufman of Iowa, testament to the former president’s long reign.
Trump’s reluctance to let go of the limelight raises questions about the political future of the entire Republican faction and suggests that one day he may want to run for president. And while, as across the country, they’re not sure what the disgraceful and bizarre former president might do, few will back their claim to party leadership. It has been said.
This requires a lot of discretion on your part. And this week they are a little bored.
First is former Vice President Mike Pence. He was furious at Trump for refusing to block the election agency on January 6 and inflicting a fatal blow on the Capitol that day. Pence interviewed Sean Hannity of Fox News this week and sometimes sounds a lot like someone trying to be president.
He attacked President Biden for withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan. He also criticized the way the president handled the interior. “Pence taught Americans about vaccination requirements” and promoted a “large-scale socialist bill” in Congress expanding social security networks to address the problem. Like climate change.
But when Hannity severed Pence and Trump’s supposedly outdated relationship, the former vice president accused the media of blowing up the events of January 6 disproportionately. I tried to distract. Include “one day in January”.
“You use today to insult the character and intentions of the 74 million Americans who believe we can be successful again and support our government,” Pence said. Ricefield.
He ignored the fact that much of the rioting in the Capitol called for executions during the raid and demanded that he be hanged for failing to comply with Trump’s demands. And Mr. Hannity didn’t introduce him.
Then, on January 6, he told Trump he was “sick” and predicted that he had “lost all political worth,” which damaged his relationship with Trump. There was a speech by former Trump administration official Nicki Haley. ”
South Carolina Governor and UN Ambassador Hailey praised Trump for his appearance at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. He criticized Trump for accusing him of being a political opponent. He compromised with Russia, saying Biden’s stance on Russia was weaker than that.
Separately, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal this week, he praised Trump’s ability to “pick strong people” and insisted that “I don’t want you to go back to Trump’s predecessors.”
At the moment it doesn’t seem like an option for Mr Haley or anyone else who wants a bright future in the Republican Party. Trump has beaten him since January 6 and continues to attack impeachment imperialists, such as Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney.
His first rally on Capitol Uprising day was held outside Cleveland in June. He supports a local Republican who is challenging Congressman Anthony Gonzalez in next year’s primaries. Gonzalez, one of 10 Republicans who voted to indict Trump for his role in stoking the unrest, announced last month that he would be leaving Congress instead of facing the Trump-approved candidate.
Polls throughout the year show Trump remains highly popular with Republican voters, suggesting that if he runs, it will be difficult to win the primaries. growth. Its popularity waned shortly after January 6, but most Republicans appear to have made progress. In a poll published Wednesday by the Pew Research Center, two-thirds of Republicans said Trump remains the main national figure, 10 points more than in January. 44 percent of Republicans or pro-Republicans want him to run again.
The Pew poll also shows little tolerance for opposition. When asked if their party should accept politicians who openly criticize Trump, 63 percent said no.