Trump, Asset Or Deficit?
By Pete Ketcham
There is no doubt Trump accomplished many positive things for the good of the nation during his four year term, and had he been elected for another term, would no doubt have been able to accomplish many more positive things.
During Trump’s first term he was definitely an asset to the conservatives, the nation, and the Republican party, but now since he has announced he intends to run for president for a third time, things have changed.
Through no fault of his own (except for his arrogant boastful personality) the left Democrat party has made him the focus of every investigation, probe, and negative action they can come up with. In addition to the present ongoing investigations of him, there has now been one lawsuit, two investigations, and one court order lodged against him since his presidential announcement, and unfortunately there will be more.
One can certainly feel sympathy for Trump’s situation, but the reality is, he has become a deficit for the Republican party to win the presidency in 2024. He is simply dragging too much litigation baggage with him to have a successful campaign. Also his arrogant boastful (and sometimes insulting) attitude has made him a lightning rod for drawing criticism and hate from all areas of the political spectrum, both liberal and some conservative.
It is evident that any conservative Republican candidate for president will draw criticism from the Democrats, but they are not going to be facing the insane hatred for Trump that has overtaken the Democrats.
It will no doubt be a very contentious and disruptive fight in the Republican 2024 presidential primary if Trump decides to stay in to the bitter end. He will no doubt conduct his usual brutal insulting campaign against his opponents, which could create a lasting bitter divide within the republican party.
And lastly, not supporting Trump for the Republican 2024 president candidate is not a process of “throwing Trump Under the bus”, it simply reflects the present reality that he has now become a political liability. It would actually be to Trump’s personal benefit to back out of trying to be the primary “star” in the Republican’s battle to gain the 2024 presidency, and just help from the sidelines.