Will he or won’t he? That seems to be the most cogent question surrounding Donald Trump at the moment.
With Trump again acquitted by the Senate, it seems unlikely that the Democrats will find it prudent to move forward with an attempt to bar him from holding public office ever again. This has left many wondering if Trump would run again in 2024.
On the left, they see him as a toxic figure, and they seem to believe that most Americans do too. But they underestimate the MAGA contingent at their own peril – which is a lesson that they should have learned years ago.
Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina is making sure that the nation doesn’t forget that.
Despite some in the GOP distancing themselves from Trump now that he is out of office, Scott emphasized the need for more of Trump’s policies for a better economy. He added that with how the media covers Trump, he is still “the most powerful political figure on either side.”
“I’ve often said that President Trump’s love language does not include words of encouragement. And perhaps that spat only reinforces that fact,” Scott stated. “The truth is for the Republican Party to win, we need every single Republican-leaning voter to take a look at the GOP — the great opportunity party and why we have the right principles and policies to move this nation forward. If we get into personality [squabbles] and fights, we are going to be in a challenging place in 2022 and 2024, which means America will be embracing socialism because we can’t get our act together on the right.”
Host Bill Hemmer asked, “How much do you need President Trump in 2022?”
“I still believe that President Trump is the most powerful political figure on either side,” Scott replied. “The news loves President Trump, or they hate President Trump, which gives him plenty of coverage. What we need, in fact, is a unified message from the Republican Party. We don’t need personalities driving your future. The policy positions of President Trump led to the lowest unemployment rates for African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, for women in 70 years.”
President Trump released a statement blasting Mitch McConnell this week, which also seemed to indicate to the nation that No. 45 understands that he still has a voice on the national stage.
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