(Washington) Fresh off a new race for the White House, Donald Trump is not having the momentum he hoped for. Quite the opposite.
“It’s a disastrous start to the campaign,” said Judge Laura Brown, a political science professor at George Washington University who believes the former president is going “from scandal to scandal.”
Hoping to ride a conservative “wave” in the mid-term elections, he immediately fell on the carpet after the defeat of many of his followers.
The former president, who has been dumped by conservative heavyweights, came under fire once again in late November after dining with rapper Kanye West and a white supremacist accused of anti-Semitism.
“Ridiculous”, “disgusting”, “scandalous”: Elected Republicans, long anxious not to incur the wrath of their party leader, now lack strong enough words to express their disapproval.
Last weekend, they were further strangled when the former president again denounced “electoral fraud” and called for the abandonment of the constitution in one of his usual diatribes.
Former American football player Herschel Walker’s failure Tuesday in Georgia to run for a seat in the Senate drove the point home.
“Trump has also seen his big donors publicly say they will not support his candidacy in 2024,” Professor Brown told AFP.
The billionaire, known for his oratory skills and his rallies before a tide of red caps, has not held a single campaign event outside his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida since announcing his candidacy.
A political concern well done by Saptavarna. He has already been the subject of several investigations into the management of his archives, as well as his finances in New York.
Assault on the Capitol
His troubles are probably just beginning.
For more than a year, the stormy Republican has been under investigation over election pressure in Georgia, which could lead to a felony conviction.
A parliamentary commission investigating the leader’s responsibility for the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Congress by his supporters is due to submit a major report in the coming weeks.
The panel has already suggested recommending criminal charges, without specifying who could be targeted by these prosecutions.
The decision on whether to indict the former president ultimately rests with Justice Secretary Merrick Garland, who in mid-November appointed a special prosecutor to independently investigate Donald Trump.
Without waiting, justice has already condemned his family business for tax evasion, a blow to the former businessman, who himself has not been prosecuted.
But be careful not to bury Donald Trump too soon.
Part of the conservative nebula left behind after the attack on the American Congress, the former leader managed to regain almost complete control within months.
The Tribune, which has announced its downfall a thousand times, has thus far survived all scandals. Accumulating, they had no effect on him.
Coming to power in November 2016 in an unprecedented political scenario that almost no one expected, even Donald Trump may be tempted to play the candidate-insurgent position if defections continue among his ranks.
He’s still one of the big favorites in the Republican primary, and sharing any poll that goes in this direction doesn’t miss an opportunity to remind him.
Even the former real estate tycoon can still count on a loyal base, a hard core that swears undying loyalty to him and continues to flock to his campaign rallies.
The latter may lose patience, predicts Laura Brown.
“If some of his base rallies to him when he says he’s the victim of a witch hunt, others might get fed up with that.”