As he leaves the Presidency Donald J. Trump has the Republicans on different level’s at each other’s throats ….
Ex-President’s see their approval numbers climb….
Trump will probably be no exception…
But the interesting part with ‘The Donald’ will be his political ‘juice’….
Being a ‘star’ to earn money and attention is where I think Donald Trump wants to be…..
Not back on the political treadmill of the Presidency ….
And it appears that to get his way ?
Trump will keep up with his ridiculous rants of a stolen election win as long as the GOP voting majority will listen to him….and the media can make ratings off of it….
Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the presidential election have met with defeat in every swing state and in nearly every court where his cases have been heard. But Trump’s campaign to pressure GOP elected officials to support his baseless claims of a rigged election — and his success in convincing a majority of the party that widespread voter fraud occurred — is already showing signs ofhaving far-reaching effects that will reshape the Republican Party for years to come.
State party chairs are tearing into their governors. Elected officials are knifing one another in the back. Failed candidates are seizing on Trump’s rhetoric to claim they were also victims of voter fraud in at least a half dozen states.
As his presidency comes to a close, Trump has not only imprinted his smash-mouth style on the GOP, he has wrenched open the schism between the activist class and the elected class, according to interviews with more than a dozen Republican Party officials and strategists in the states.
“This is Hatfield and McCoy stuff, but it’s McCoy on McCoy, or Hatfield on Hatfield,” said Michael Brodkorb, a former deputy chair of the Minnesota Republican Party. “To see activists across the country really just with pitchforks and torches at the capitols … it’s just bonkers.”
In the short term, the forces unleashed by Trump threaten the party’s prospects in the Jan. 5 Georgia Senate runoff. But the infighting also stands to reshape the party for the long haul, with implications for the midterm elections and the presidential nominating contest in 2024….