As you’ve probably heard, donald trump‘s stranglehold on the Republican Party is currently on life support following the midterm elections, which saw his support become a kiss of death in a number of key elections. As a result, many Republicans want him to stay as far away from Georgia as possible until after the runoff Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock, Lest its stench urge voters to cast their ballots for the incumbent Democrat, who won his runoff in the state against those Trump-backed Kelly Loeffler in January 2021. And we’ll give you a guess as to how he’s coping with the cancellation.
Rolling Stone reports that the ex-president, who has become radioactive within the GOP over the past two weeks, is extremely “pissed off” that “virtually nobody of significance” in the party wants him to run for Walker, whom he says more than for supported the Senate a year ago. And it’s not just Never Trumper or people like that Mitch McConnell they want him to stay away. According to reporters Asawin Suebsaeng and Nikki McCann Ramirez, People on good terms with Trump have “begged him not to hold a rally in Georgia before the runoff.” Elsewhere, a Republican adviser told The hill, “Hopefully Trump will stay out of the running as much as possible,” noting, “If you talk to Georgia election strategists, they think Trump has heavily incriminated Walker in suburban Atlanta, and there’s just no reason taking the risk of repeating that.” Republican voters have expressed similar concerns That washington post, One told the publication that she hopes Trump doesn’t try to woo Walker, explaining, “I don’t think he would be helpful … As a Republican, I hope he doesn’t come because I don’t think he’s a.” is positive influence right now.” As one Georgia Republican strategist bluntly put it post just after the midterms: “Past evidence is that we are losing recent elections where Trump is interfering in our state.” He added that “it would be catastrophic” if Trump were to heavily support Walker in the runoff.
Even though the ex-president is following advice he’s getting from virtually every corner of the Republican world and refraining from traveling to Georgia ahead of the December 6 contest, many within the GOP are already upset with him for his third candidacy for office before the Walker-Warnock race was decided. Before Trump made the Mar-a-Lago announcement — and in the eyes of some, turned the runoff into a referendum on him — advisers Jason Mueller Newsmax told Newsmax he was urging Trump to “wait until after the Georgia race.” mike biundo, a senior adviser to Trump’s 2016 campaign, similarly told Fox News, “I think Donald Trump should wait until after the Georgia runoff to make an announcement about 2024. Right now, Walker’s campaign must be our party’s priority and focus.” Governor of New Hampshire Chris Sununu, who isn’t a fan of the ex-president – and easily won re-election in his state while being supported by Trump Don Bolduc lost his race to be the next New Hampshire senator by a whopping 9.2 points – Fox said the announcement was “a terrible idea” and that anyone who told Trump to go ahead with it “should be fired”. Jason Shepherd, The former leader of the Cobb County Republican Party in Georgia told Politico last week that Trump’s announcement of the candidacy before the runoff will “damage Walker’s chances.”
Trump is also reportedly incensed at the idea that while Republicans don’t want him anywhere near the state of Georgia, they may be rolling out the welcome wagon for a potential contest in 2024 Ron DeSantis.
Per Rolling Stone:
In other news about the Georgia runoff, it appears that while the GOP really wants Herschel to win “I Want To Be A Werewolf” Walker, they really don’t want to give him any of their money: