With President Trump’s ever-declining chances of staying in the White House, Republicans are likely to face a void as they find out who could be the new leader and bearer of the GOP standards by 2024.
Trump’s exit from the scene opens the door to a number of potential candidates who have risen under the witty billionaire’s command and who will compete to inherit the movement he has created.
“Never the Trumpers lose, MAGA has won,” Ann Coulter – an early Trump supporter who later upset the president, told The Post. “We Need Trumpism Without Trump.”
Governor of Florida
The Florida governor accompanied Trump in the 2018 race and defied the polls to defeat Democratic rival Andrew Gillum. Despite stern warnings from liberals, Florida populists have also actively moved to reopen their state and have tried to avoid devastating new outbreaks of COVID. -19.
“With a population larger than New York State – and much older – under DeSantis, Florida had… fewer deaths without destroying the economy,” said Coulter, a DeSantis fan. “He prevented BLM protests from turning into destructive riot by vowing to bring up felony charges for overthrowing the statues or blocking traffic … He’s clear, but not rude, as [Mitt] Romney ”
Senator from Texas
If someone finishes in second place in the 2016 Republican primary election, it’s Ted Cruz. The Texas senator won the caucus in Iowa and was the only Trump opponent to even outstrip the billionaire. Despite notoriously disliking and disapproved of by any of his GOP Senate colleagues at the time, Cruz worked hard on his image and played well with his fellow senators. .
Cruz has also developed a vibrant Twitter account, with 4 million followers and growing numbers, where he regularly feeds red meat and has been a champion of online freedom of speech. Where Trump is often volatile and has a flimsy look on the platform, Cruz is controlled and often jokes with himself that he could be the Zodaic killer.
“I think Ted Cruz is capable of taking the lead and will be very hard to beat in Iowa. He would be a formidable candidate, ”GOP strategist Luke Thompson told The Post.
Host views of Fox News
Fox News’s prime time host is the most watched cable news star on television right now. His “Tucker Carlson Tonight” show is said to be regularly watched in the White House. In March, Carlson himself went to Mar-a-Lago to issue a stern warning to Trump about the COVID-19 just days before the president declared a state of emergency.
An omen of his future? Trump’s enemies now look at Carlson with fear. In September 2019, The New York Times produced an entire column of pictures of a Carlson administration, with the host himself reporting the story as a literal terminator.
“Come, join me for a walk through my recurring nightmare: It was the hot summer of 2029, and the main person in charge is Tucker Carlson – that is, President Tucker Carlson … currently in office. his second triumphant, after defeating incumbent Joseph “Joe the Depression” Biden returns in 2024. ” Wrote Farhad Manjoo.
Rick Wilson, the founder of the Lincoln Anti-Trump Project, told The Post that Carlson was one of the most likely options his old party could rally in 2024. Carlson (by far) says he Do not care.
Former US ambassador to the United Nations
Many who despised Trump’s more isolating tendencies were drawn to Nikki Haley’s candidacy. Many hope that the former governor of South Carolina and the US ambassador to the United Nations can rebuild confidence in NATO and other US alliances around the world.
She is the favorite of Republican billionaire Ronald Lauder, who honored her last year with an award at the Jewish World Congress, where he held the presidency.
“You won’t be able to rest because we expect bigger things from you,” Lauder told Haley during the ceremony, where he also called her “perhaps the bravest woman in America right now”
As a woman of color, an election by Haley in 2024 would shatter many glazed ceilings.
Donald Trump (and family)
Presidents of the states
Nothing prevents Trump himself from staging a political comeback. He won’t be much older than Biden is now by 2024. He won more votes than any Republican presidential candidate in history and very few GOP participants will likely seek. a direct challenge in 2016.
It wouldn’t even be unprecedented when the famous former President Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms from 1885 to 1889 and then again from 1893 to 1897.
As many on the left have pointed out, the 2020 election was no more a Trump denial than a narrow loss for a man who proved not to be good enough for a major part of the venture. my intelligence.
Sean Spicer, former Trump press secretary, told The Post, his former boss would be the immediate lead in the 2024 preliminaries. “He has a solid rock base, I just Don’t think there’s anyone else even close. “
Teasing a potential 2024 election will at least ensure Trump remains relevant and in the press for years to come.
If Trump gave the chance on his own, his two political children Don Jr and Ivanka Trump were also likely to receive the mantle. Trump Jr has long been active as an outside agent for his father online and in the press and strongly connected to his facility. Ivanka Trump, meanwhile, has years of managerial experience under her role as a White House advisor to her father.