Skip to comments.A Massive Republican Gathering is Latest Warning Sign for Trump
Posted on 12/20/2022 8:52:47 AM PST by Drew68
The nation's largest annual conference for Millennial and Gen-Z conservatives, AmericaFest, drew tens of thousands of attendees who seem divided on who should win the 2024 nomination—a troubling sign for the former president.
As Trump acolytes, like his eldest son Donald Trump Jr. and unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, sang praises for Trump's 2024 campaign, many event speakers avoided endorsing the former president and interviews with attendees revealed that many aren't prepared to commit to another Trump term just yet.
The four-day event in Phoenix, Arizona, is a glaring red flag for Trump's campaign. It signals there may not be a welcomed embrace awaiting the GOP figurehead in the Republican primaries.
"The fact that a previously elected president, head of the party with universal name ID is having any trouble solidifying enthusiastic support [from] the GOP faithful is a massive blinking warning sign," Republican strategist Alex Patton told Newsweek. "No one is just given the nomination. The former President is gonna have to work for it if he wants to win."
"People who formerly were openly pro-Trump are now hedging their bets," GOP political consultant Christopher Nicholas said.
While Trump has lambasted polls that show Florida Governor Ron DeSantis neck-and-neck with him for the 2024 GOP nomination, AmericaFest attendees reaffirmed that many conservatives remain divided on who to support for a presidential bid—even though DeSantis has yet to officially announce a 2024 run.
A number of eventgoers said that while they're fans of both Republicans, Trump has become so polarizing that it may be in the party's best interest to support a candidate who independent voters could get behind.
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"What I'm hearing from people my age is—everyone who says 'Let's go Brandon' at these football games, you ask them—they'll say Ron DeSantis is our leader," 21-year-old Pete Duke told Politico. "Not Trump. And they all like Trump."
Younger Millennial and Gen-Z Republican voters like Trump but they're moving towards DeSantis.
deSantis, the DSC’s trojan horse.
Paul Ryan approves!!
“Trump has become so polarizing that it may be in the party’s best interest to s”
Heh... so the left gonna fight him too hard? These folks must be reaaaaaal dumb.
That means you’re doing it right, dummies! Who picks a general based on what the enemy wants?
“The former President is gonna have to work for it if he wants to win.”
Just like in 2015-16 he’ll have to take on and defeat the midgets that will be his competition.
This is NewsWeak. I’m not seeing that from coverage on Real America’s Voice, but even that isn’t full coverage. Just realize that in a large group of people you can find someone to say anything.
in 2016 they thought Trump would be easy to beat and gave him all kinds of coverage
they do not think he is easy to beat anymore
The election is two years away nobody has a crystal ball yet many things are changing.
We know you have our best interests at heart
The same Paul Ryan that Trump endorsed in 2016 and who endorsed Trump after the primaries?
Let me know when DeSantis has an actual platform because if it sounds like more Neocon nonsense his poll numbers would collapse overnight .
“...The former President is gonna have to work for it if he wants to win.”...”
I have never known of or heard of anyone campaigning or governing that works as hard as does Trump. He is the best!!
Newsweek = Weak News
All lies and Propaganda 24/7
The GOP gathering? All BS!
Trump has the votes within the GOP constituents.
Bush, McCain, and Romney were tooo extreme when they ran.
DeSantis is supported by all the wrong money people.
Let me know when DeSantis has a party for faggots at his house...
President Trump is widely popular with Gen-Z Americans.
Is DeSantis running a stealth campaign from his basement?
No, he's running Florida from Tallahassee but you can bet those closest to him have his ear and are giving him the read of the room. 2024 could be his year and if he waits, this opportunity might pass him up.
He's releasing his autobiography in February.
There's only one reason politicians release books.
“deSantis, the DSC’s trojan horse.”
that dog don’t hunt.
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