Donald Trump enthusiasm fading fast for House GOP

Donald Trump enthusiasm fading fast for House GOP
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17 November 2022
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Washington, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Two years after rallying behind Donald Trump as the GOP´s uncontested champion, Republicans on Capitol Hill are presently sounding a too different tune as the former president seeks the White House once afresh in 2024 election

While some of Trump’s staunchest supporters have already endorsed him, a long list of others is either expressing an openness to back up another candidate, says it’s too early to endorse anyone or just wants to avoid the topic altogether, The Hill reported.

The discord reflects a much broader debate among national GOPers about the direction of the party and the role Trump will play within it -a discussion that´s gained urgency after the GOP’s dispiriting performance in last week’s midterm elections.

The Hill noted that some have blamed Trump for propping up unelectable candidates that cost Republicans the Senate and limited their gains in the House.

The GOP divisions also portray fierce frustrations within the party that Trump’s presidential announcement -which he delivered Tuesday night in a prime-time speech at Mar-a-Lago – came before the results of some midterm races are final.

Some GOPers are deeply concerned it will hurt the GOP´s chances in a Senate runoff election in Georgia, where voters will decide on Dec. 6 whether Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) or Republican Herschel Walker will be in the upper chamber next year.

Others have been encouraged by last week’s strong reelection performance from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who is eyeing a White House run of his own in 2024, and are waiting for more candidates to jump into the race.

Launching his presidency Tuesday night, Trump used his hour-plus speech to tout the achievements of his administration; hammer the track record of President Biden; blast the FBI for searching his Florida residence over the summer; and resurface his various gripes regarding China, including unfounded accusations that interference by Beijing cost him the 2020 election.

Returning the MAGA movement to power, he said, is the only way to salvage the country

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