Not long ago, Donald Trump was the undisputed leader of the Republican Party.
With the Midterms behind us and the 2024 election already starting, that may no longer be the case.
And Fox News’ Brit Hume just made a harsh prediction of Trump’s political future.
It’s official, Donald Trump is running for President in 2024.
But it doesn’t appear he will be able to coast into the nomination unopposed as many expected before the Midterms.
On an episode of Fox News’ Special Report, senior political analyst Brit Hume noted that Trump’s grip on the Republican Party appears to be coming loose.
Hume stated, “Well, I have thought for some time – and there’s polling on this that reflects this – that while he maintains real influence within the Republican Party, no two ways about that, but it has begun to fade. It started fading, really, I think, after his antics post-election in 2020, that a great many people with him perhaps up until then began to move away from him.”
He continued, “He never has really done anything to change that. He’s continued to insist that the election was stolen from him, that he should be the real president, and so on and so forth. And if you look at these election results, candidates to follow that line – who agreed with him about that – did not fair particularly well.”
Hume’s remarks follow a Midterm election in which several high profile Trump-endorsed candidates were defeated in competitive races.
GOP needs a winning message
What the GOP needs to come to terms with is that relitigating the 2020 election will not motivate conservative voters to turn out.
Yes, election integrity is an important issue and Republicans should work to implement measures like Voter ID, limit mail-in voting, and ban ballot harvesting as Florida did.
But the Republican Party needs to give voters a reason to turn out for them, and that means focusing on how conservative policies will benefit them.
DeSantis gets it done
Most importantly, voters want to vote for someone who they see as a winner.
That is one of the main reasons that conservatives are flocking to DeSantis.
While Republicans nationally performed below expectations, Florida was a key exception.
DeSantis demolished former Governor Charlie Crist by nearly 20 points in a state that historically has been quite competitive.
On top of that, he had coattails as well.
Senator Rubio’s reelection race was expected to be close, but he ended up winning by 16 points.
Republicans expanded their majorities in the Florida legislature, and picked up seats in several Florida Congressional districts.
With Republicans looking poised to take control of the House, they owe much of that victory to DeSantis.
On top of that, DeSantis-endorsed candidates swept six school board races, making him 24 for 30 on school board endorsements for the year.
DeSantis fought harder than any other Governor to secure Congressional maps that favored Republicans, and his coattails pulled a number of candidates across the finish line in critical races.
When you look at the scoreboard, DeSantis is clearly winning, and that’s what the GOP needs right now.
Deplorable Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.