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Trump’s allies are privately plotting next steps after the 2022 midterm disaster

Trump’s allies are privately plotting next steps after the 2022 midterm disaster

Trump’s allies are privately plotting next steps after the 2022 midterm disaster

The New York Post has coverage since Wednesday (left) and catch Trump’s new push today.

Some allies President Trump after that, they are considering distancing themselves from his presumed 2024 presidential campaign Tuesday eveningHe’s a Republican disappointments via the map.

Why it matters: Trump’s involvement in Senate race in Pennsylvaniawhich the GOP lost — plus his approval of hard-right candidates in the House of Representatives who lost or are struggling – collapsed his aura as a power broker.

  • “Trump is invincible … until suddenly it isn’t,” said a former senior Trump administration official.
  • “But after so many false alarms, nobody knows when it will be time to look back and say, ‘In retrospect, it was over then – we just couldn’t be sure at this point.'”

What we hear: Tuesday’s quick disaster in Pennsylvania clouded what might have been a more manageable final outcome for Trump-backed candidates.

  • Trumpworld is hoping that there may still be victories too close to call The Senate is racing Nevada and Arizona.
  • Curry Lake, Trump’s nominee for governor of Arizona is also still in a neck-and-neck race.

Behind the scene: Some of Trump’s top advisers want him to delay his “big announcement” — likely the 2024 presidential campaign — until Georgia’s Dec. 6 runoff.

  • But Trump there is clarified he has no intention of heeding that advice, at least for now.

Zoom out: Many Republican elites and influential GOP lawmakers have long been done with Trump — and after Tuesday night, they felt even more so with him.

  • Several prominent Republicans declined the opportunity to have Swan say on the record that they think it’s time to step away from Trump.
  • Their desire to keep their views private shows that Trump and his hold over the hardline base still scares them.

What’s next: All GOP eyes will be on the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual meeting in Las Vegas late next week.

  • Trump is not on the speaker line-up. But this is a who’s who of potential opponents in 2024: Florida Governor Ron DeSantisMike Pence, Mike Pompeo, Nikki Haley, Chris Christie, Sen. Tim Scott (R.C.) and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.
  • The event will test the extent to which these high-profile Republicans are willing to stand up to Trump, rather than resorting to euphemism and shade-throwing as they often do.

Another thing We’re watching—and haven’t seen yet—whether GOP megadonors begin to publicly reject Trump.

  • Ken Griffin, a billionaire CEO and major Republican donor, endorsed DeSantis interview reported Politico this week.
  • “For a number of reasons, I think it’s time to move on to the next generation,” Griffin said.

Reality check: The accusations of Tuesday’s stunning results did not all fly in one direction.

  • Trump allies have second-guessed Mitch McConnell’s outside group’s decision to invest millions in helping Dr. Mehmet Oz – a Trump-backed candidate who lost decisively in Pennsylvania – and the abandonment of Blake Masters in Arizona. (That race is uninvited.)
  • The McConnell team estimated that Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman (who won) was a more ripe target for negative ads than Masters’ opponent, Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), a former astronaut.

intrigue: Pence’s memoir, “Help me God”, will be released next Tuesday, which will give him a lot of media attention.

  • Extract was published Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal and quickly made the rounds in GOP circles.
  • Title: “My Last Days With Donald Trump.”



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