WASHINGTON, D.C. — Presidents who are defeated generally disappear, at least for a long time. Donald Trump is not one of them.
Trump will appear at the North Carolina Republican Party’s state convention on Saturday, returning to the campaign trail for the second time. In June and July, he aims to hold numerous additional rallies to keep his unique political base interested in the 2022 midterm elections and offer him the option of running for president again in 2024.
In a telephone interview, Trump aide Jason Miller said, “If the president feels like he’s in a strong position, I believe there’s a strong possibility he does it.” “The challenge of turning out Trump voters for the midterm elections has a more immediate impact.”
“President Trump is the Republican Party’s leader,” Miller continued.
Trump’s inner circle currently consists of a familiar mix of his top 2020 campaign aides and others who have come and gone over time. Miller, Susie Wiles, Bill Stepien, Justin Clark, Corey Lewandowski, and Brad Parscale are among those named.
While Trump’s schedule hasn’t been finalized, his next stops are expected to include efforts to support Ohio congressional candidate Max Miller, a former White House aide seeking a primary against Rep. Anthony Gonzales, who voted to impeach Trump this year; and Jody Hice, who is attempting to unseat fellow Republican Brad Raffensperger as Georgia secretary of state after Raffensperger was re-elected after Raffensperger was re-elected after Raffensperger was re-elected
The fact that Trump continues to have such sway over Republican voters explains why most GOP officeholders are so loyal to him. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., was deposed as Republican Conference Chair this year over her repeated rebukes of Trump. House GOP leaders have made it clear that they view his engagement as essential to their hopes of retaking the chamber, and House GOP leaders have made it clear that they view his engagement as essential to their hopes of retaking the chamber.
According to a Reuters/Ipsos survey issued on May 21, only 28% of Republicans believe Trump should not run for president in 2024, while 63 percent believe the previous election was rigged against him. At the same time, Trump’s popularity among the general people is low. In a late April NBC News poll of adults, he received 32 percent support and 55 percent disapproval.
According to the figures, Trump might be in a solid position to win the Republican primary but lose the general election in 312 years. During a discussion about Trump’s objectives, a former Trump campaign employee made that point.
He’ll have a hard time putting together an infrastructure to win the general election, according to the insider, who requested anonymity to avoid provoking Trump’s fury. “On the strength of his name alone, he may win the primary.” The issue is putting together a coalition of right-leaning Republicans and independents.”
During his administration, Trump alienated many people with his harsh, divisive rhetoric and, more recently, his baseless claims that the election was rigged.
“On his rhetoric, he’d have to fully turn 180 degrees,” the operative added. “He’d have to make a change and seek forgiveness.”
Trump’s third presidential run is likewise at risk due to legal issues.
Only one president, Grover Cleveland, has ever failed re-election and returned to the White House. In recent years, one-term presidents have been more concerned with rehabilitating their legacies by pursuing nonpartisan causes — for example, Democrat Jimmy Carter building housing for the poor and Republican George H.W. Bush raising money for disaster relief — than with influencing national elections. Trump, on the other hand, has a stranglehold on the Republican electorate that is difficult to exaggerate, and he has no intention of giving it up.
“There’s a reason they’re known as ‘Trump voters,'” Miller explained. “Either they don’t vote at all or they don’t vote for Republicans.”
Last year, Trump lost by more than 7 million votes in the popular vote and by the same 306-232 margin in the Electoral College that he had won four years before, but he received more votes than any other Republican contender in history. It would only have taken less than 44,000 votes from swing states like Georgia, Arizona, and Wisconsin to overturn the result.
Republicans, including Trump supporters, argue that it’s too early to predict what Trump will do or how the political landscape will change in four years. A busload of Republican candidates are taking similar steps to establish their positions. Former Vice President Mike Pence is speaking to New Hampshire Republicans on Thursday, dubbed the “kickoff” of the 2024 election by the Concord Monitor.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, and Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Rick Scott of Florida, and Marco Rubio of Florida are all possible Republican contenders. However, for the most majority, if not all, the equation begins with the huge “if” of a Trump candidacy, since, as one former Trump operative put it, everyone would be running as a “Trump lite” candidate.
For the time being, according to Brad Todd, a Republican strategist whose clients include Hawley and Scott, Trump’s calculations will have little impact on what the other contenders do.
“The most tried and true strategy to run for president in three years is to work your tail off for your party in the midterm elections,” Todd added. “None of it changes as a result of the possibility of a Trump campaign.”
Trump is essentially doing the same thing.
Republicans lost the House in the 2018 midterm elections because Democrats were energized and Trump voters were not, and he wants to show what he can do to aid Republicans this time.
“We saw how it hurt in 2018, and we need to make sure that these folks are involved and excited, and that people who have gotten on board with President Trump’s cause… come out in the midterms and stay mobilized in case President Trump runs in 2024,” Miller added.
“We’re all in” when it comes to the elections, Trump said Fox News’ Sean Hannity this spring.
And as for a return run in the coming election cycle, he continued, “I am taking it very seriously.” “I’m taking this very seriously.