The former president has not yet decided if he will stand in the elections again
Trump to back like-minded candidates in primaries against domestic rivals
MADRID, 22 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Former US President Donald Trump (2017-2021) will claim full control of the Republican Party in his speech next Sunday in Orlando, the first he will give after leaving the White House.
“The message will be: I may not have Twitter or the Oval Office, but I am still in office,” sources from his close environment have transferred to the Axios digital portal.
According to these, Trump wants to present himself as the “presumed candidate” for the 2024 elections by the Republicans, although it is not yet clear if he will finally run for it.
“Trump is effectively the Republican Party (…) When you attack President Trump, you are attacking the Republican bases,” the former president’s adviser, Jason Miller, has assured said media.
MONEY AND DATA TO RAISE TRUMPERS
Trump’s political committee received numerous donations during the months in which he upheld the unproven thesis of electoral fraud. It currently has 75 million dollars (61.78 million euros) to finance Republican candidates who appear in the internal primaries for the Congressional and one-third Senate elections to be held next year.
According to this information, Trump’s idea is to use these donations to encourage Trumpist candidates, close to him, to help him dismount in the primaries those Republicans who have supported the ‘impeachment’, those labeled by their environment as RINO – Republicans in name only in their English translation.
The former president will meet with his advisers to design his strategy during this week in which he also has another important asset: the data of tens of millions of Americans that he has collected over the last five years.
THE DESTINY OF NON-TRUMPERS REPUBLICANS
Among the Republicans presumably challenged by Trump-backed candidates will be some who have spoken openly against him or held him accountable for the Assault on the Capitol, such as Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheeney.
Like her, many figures who have shown themselves against the New York tycoon have been “censored” – a figure typical of US politics equivalent to a reprimand – by the party in their home states.
The last major Republican figure to be the object of Trump’s ire has been the minority leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, who, while voting in favor of his acquittal in the impeachment process in the Senate, later criticized his performance in the Assault on the Capitol.
In a statement published last week, the former president assured that if the Republican senators kept the senator from Kentucky as their leader “they would not win again” and that at such an important moment for the country the Republicans “could not allow leaders to third year decide their future. “