Donald Trump is in full control of the Republican party. And the GOP has given the former president the power to rid the party of anyone who isn’t completely on his side.
But what if those in Republican leadership decided to run someone other than Trump. If that happened, according to the Morning Joe panel, they’d easily win the 2024 election.
Donny Deutsch opined, “If the Republicans ran anybody but Donald Trump, they would win in a landslide. Anybody just right of center.”
Joe Scarborough then weighed in:
“Anybody? Donny, nobody has said this enough. You go back and look at 2020, Democrats were shocked by how badly they underperformed in the House and shocked how badly they underperformed in the Senate. Donald Trump had to work overtime to make Mitch McConnell the minority leader in Georgia — they had to work overtime to lose that. You look at state legislatures across America that were less connected to Trump and they did very well. You look at governorships less connected to Trump and they did very well. Republicans had a pretty, darn good election cycle in 2020 despite the fact they should have been wiped off the face of the political earth because of the insanity and the neo-fascism Donald Trump was pushing.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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