“I think the Republican party needs to move on from Trump… the reality is we have better, younger candidates.”
“Hi, my name’s Jim, I live in Southeastern Minnesota, and I voted for Donald Trump in 2020.
“I think the Republican party needs to move on from Donald Trump. I believe he served a purpose. And again, I think he accomplished a lot of good things during his term, 2016 to 2020. But the reality right now is that we have better, stronger number of candidates with both the conservative credentials and the ability to appeal to a general electorate, especially in the face of an 82 year-old competitor.
“I think there are really a couple of reasons that I do not want Donald Trump to be the GOP nominee in 2024. The first one honestly deals with electability. If we’re not able to actually win the presidency in 2024, then we have a lot at stake, like we’re going to lose in a lot of arenas because of that. And so I think electability is the first issue.
“I think Donald Trump carries a massive amount of baggage around with him. And the reality is the media is going to play up all of the sordid stories from the past 15, 20, 25 years, and they’re going to play up every crazy decision that he made following the previous, the 2020 elections, and then all of his losing picks during the 2022 midterms.
“So I don’t think it’s going to go well for Donald Trump in that regard. I also don’t appreciate his lack of character. And it’s sort of a ‘do whatever benefits him’ attitude.
“I do think Trump is hurting the Republican Party in certain ways. I think, several conservative commentators have likened Trump to a giant middle finger at the establishment. And I do think that the establishment needed some shaking up, and his idea of draining the swamp was a great idea, however, if you look at the tone of Donald Trump In 2020, and you look at the tone of Donald Trump right now, you can see that it’s all about nursing his own wounds. It’s all about how he’s been wronged by the system, and I honestly, I think his credibility is shot.”