A Republican policy adviser expressed a belief that even a prison sentence will not stop Trump from winning the 2024 GOP nomination.
NBC News reported:
For now, however, Trump seems to be cementing Republican support since the unprecedented search at his home. In retrieving the records, the FBI tapped into deep-seated complaints by many Republicans that government institutions are untrustworthy and are stalking their lone defender, said several GOP officials interviewed by NBC News.
“I don’t think being behind bars would stop him from winning the Republican nomination,” said Brendan Buck, a Republican adviser.
Sean Hannity has been preparing his audience to support Trump behind bars as he runs for president.
Trump has enough of the Republican base in his grip that even in prison he will still be the Republican nominee.
If Trump were in prison, it would mean no candidate rallies, no acceptance speeches at Congress, no debates. Everything that voters expect from a presidential campaign would not exist.
It would be catastrophic for Republicans if an imprisoned Trump were the party’s nominee.
Republicans appear to be bracing for the possibility of Trump running for the presidency behind bars, and if that happens it will wipe out any chance the GOP has of winning in 2024.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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