This GOP Senator is looking to block the Trump Train in 2024

Feb 13, 2023

The 2024 Republican primary for President hasn’t even started yet, but already looks to be a two-man race between former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. 

However, the GOP establishment isn’t pleased with either option. 

That’s why this prominent Republican Senator is dropping hints about a run of his own to stop the 2024 Trump Train. 

The knives are coming out 

Very early in the Midterm election cycle – March 2nd, 2021 – former President Donald Trump threw his support behind South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott’s re- election campaign. 

The 45th President of the United States gave Sen. Scott his “complete and total endorsement.”

At the time, the Scott campaign was incredibly grateful to have Trump’s support.

“Thank you, President Trump!” Scott spokesman Bradford Traywick tweeted at the time. “Tim Scott is honored to have President Trump’s endorsement. In just four years they were able to pass historic tax reform, achieve record unemployment, seat 220+ conservative judges, begin Operation Warp speed, and enact vital criminal justice reform.”

Since then, Scott has had a very funny way of showing his appreciation.

He even endorsed Never-Trump GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska in her 2022 re- election bid.

“The road to socialism runs right through a divided Republican Party,” Sen. Scott said. “I like winning and frankly the best shot at us keeping that seat is without doubt Lisa Murkowski.”

In reality, the Democrat running in the Alaska Senate race had no chance at winning – it was a two-person race between Sen. Murkowski and the Trump-endorsed Kelly Tshibaka.

Murkowski won in the second round of a very tight Ranked Choice Voting contest.

Trump vs. Scott in 2024? 

And now, Sen. Scott is showing his gratitude by dropping series trial balloons about running against Trump in the 2024 GOP primary. 

The Hill is reporting Scott is embarking on a listening tour in both Iowa and South Carolina.

The Iowa caucus is the first contest in the Presidential primary process for Republicans. 

Any activity by a high-profile politician is often a precursor, or at least a test, for launching a nationwide campaign. 

And South Carolina isn’t just Scott’s home state, it’s also one of the most important primary elections in determining a GOP nominee. 

Iowa and New Hampshire, as the first two contests in the primaries, often tend to whittle down the field to two or three frontrunners. 

From there, the Palmetto State is next, and the winner there gains almost insurmountable momentum to carry into the rest of the primaries. 

The combination of listening tours in both Iowa and South Carolina are indicators of a potential White House bid. 

Scott is also releasing a new book, another tell-tale sign of a candidate with national aspirations. 

Deplorable Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story. 

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