Donald Trump dropped one plan for a political comeback that took everyone by surprise
Donald Trump’s next move is the biggest unknown hovering over American politics.
Will Trump launch a 2024 Presidential campaign?
And now Donald Trump dropped one plan for a political comeback that took everyone by surprise.
When the Senate was considering the House’s article of impeachment against Trump, Donald Trump played a bit of political hardball.
Trump let it leak out that was considering forming a “Patriot Party” to challenge pro-impeachment Republicans.
If Trump’s base voted for Patriot Party candidates in the 2022 midterms, Democrats would easily win.
But as time passed, it became clear that Senate Republicans just wanted this impeachment to go away; few would be so foolish as to actually support an unconstitutional move to convict Trump after he is no longer President.
Now Trump plans to support Republicans running primary challenges against pro-impeachment RINOs like Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.
Trump has started to believe there are fewer votes to convict than there would have been if the vote had been held almost immediately after Jan. 6, the people familiar with his thinking said.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 24, 2021
There is no question Donald Trump will play some role in Republican Party politics over the next four years.
It’s an open question if he will run for President again in 2024.
The nomination would certainly be his if he wanted it.
But Donald Trump could also play the role of kingmaker in the Republican Party.
His endorsement proved decisive in party primary contests and Trump could help reshape the Republican Party by supporting “MAGA” challengers to Mitt Romney and John McCain-style establishment Republicans.