Donald Trump did not announce his candidacy for 2024 Sunday at the Conservatives’ annual High Mass in Orlando, Florida, but left the door ajar. “With your help, we will resume the House of Representatives, we will resume the Senate, and then a Republican president will make a triumphant return to the White House. I wonder who it will be,” the former president joked to cheers.
“The incredible journey we have started together … is far from over. And in the end, we will win (…) We are not going to create new parties, we are not going to divide our power. We will be united and powerful as always, ”he added. In any case, one thing is clear: Donald Trump has absolute dominance over his party.
According to a public poll published just before his speech, nearly 70% of the participants would like him to run for president. Asked about the future of the Republican Party, 95% of them voted for him to continue his populist program. However, on the negative side, only 55% of Republicans in Orlando believed that he should be the GOP candidate in 2024.
“Get rid of it!”
Does Donald Trump Still Embody the Future of the Republican Party? In any case, one thing is for sure: Republicans cannot do without him and his base. In the polls the party figures are very low. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell suffers from a staggering 44-point deficit, with just 17% in favor and 61% against. The fact that he named Donald Trump responsible for the attacks, the attack on the Capitol on January 6 cost him dearly.
The billionaire is especially essential with the conservatives, who would like to get rid of the more moderate elements. Without losing his revenge, the former president took advantage of Sunday to list in the gallery the names of all the elected Republicans who condemned his role in the assault on Congress. So many potential rivals. “Get rid of it!”he snapped at the conquered crowd.
Today, the mogul is undoubtedly in a strong position in the party. But there is still a long way to go between now and 2024, and in particular the judicial path.