It’s Time for the GOP to Let Trump Go

Former President Donald Trump has announced that he is ready to run for president again in 2024 title CPAC in Texas, starting this week. Trump achieved some important things while he was president, but it’s time for the GOP to let them go. The party should stop campaigning for him, refuse to indulge in his fantasies of running, and support anyone else for the nomination for conservatism and the country. Supporting Trump no longer makes sense morally, politically or strategically.

recently speech In Washington, D.C., Trump not only indicated he was ready to run again, but emphasized that by doing so he would save the party and help the American people. “You still need someone in the White House,” he told the crowd. “You need help—and I think help is coming.”

Of course, many of his policies and decisions helped the conservative cause when Trump was in office. He reinforced religious freedom issues, defended family values ​​from transgenders in education, and, most importantly, nominated several judicial veterans. federal judiciaryincluding the Supreme Court. Many conservatives wonder how the 2020 election went after January 6. What he did in terms of appointing stellar original judges to the federal bench overrides any mistakes made since then.

But the fact that Trump is already telling GOP audiences that he wants to run again out of pure altruism is one of the many reasons the GOP has let him go. Trump lost the 2020 election and did not come out quietly or with grace. Whether the January 6 debacle was an organized rebellion that Trump had orchestrated or a group of hooligans acting in the name of his MAGA leader, Trump did not handle the day the way an honorable Commander in Chief would. needed. The events of January 6 still contribute greatly to the current polarization of the country at large.

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 26: Former US President Donald Trump speaks during the America First Agenda Summit at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on July 26, 2022 in Washington, DC. Former US President Donald Trump returned to Washington today to deliver the keynote closing address at the summit. The America First Agenda Summit is hosted by the American First Policy Institute, a conservative think-tank founded in 2021 by Brooke Rollins and Larry Kudlow, both former advisers to former President Trump.
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Since then, and likely because he wanted to keep the option of running again open, Trump has not shown the characteristics of a man who should represent conservative Americans. Any of his statements via his Save America pac read that a tween would text his friends after his crush rejected him. Trump can’t handle criticism without becoming defensive, often getting angry online or in person. Morally speaking, that is no longer the best choice.

In terms of pure politics, Trump gets away with his own weakness of character and patience, even when he’s talking a big game. His Twitter post alone proved that, nothing to say about him to brag in speeches or in day to day life make the head Policy decisions in the White House create drama and division wherever they go—especially now after the presidency. Much of this could have been waived because of his judicial appointments or if he had gone back to Mar-a-Lago peacefully in 2020. But he didn’t.

In pure strategy terms, the GOP doesn’t need to back itself into a corner and continue to support Trump as if he were the only viable GOP candidate. This not only demonstrates his inability to see what has been a disaster for conservative causes over the past two years, the aftermath of January 6 has been sinking endlessly—whether because Democrats are running an investigation or because Trump has thwarted them—but briefly—for the foreseeable future.

There are other viable, talented, attractive men and women who embody stereotypical ideals and seem to be worthy of the character and leadership abilities of this country: Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott and Christy Noem are just a few, and there are other. The Biden administration is struggling, and the incumbent’s approval ratings are tanking, In pure strategy terms, it would be foolish for the GOP to encourage a single star player who has been red-carded to return to the game. Choose a fresh but talented athlete who is on the bench but itching to play. It’s not a complicated strategy, but it’s sound.

Many conservatives gave Trump a chance and were glad he did. If anything, it’s last year’s “blockbuster win“The Supreme Court proved it. But the 2020 election showed that Trump is no longer the best person to morally represent the conservative movement. Politically, he will do the damage that conservatives are trying to achieve. There are, and strategically, other politicians will have a better chance of defeating Biden and turning the country around.

Nicole Russell is the mother of four children who have worked in Republican politics. His writings have appeared in The Atlantic, The Daily Beast and The Washington Examiner. He is an opinion columnist at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author.

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