Wayne  /  Ohio

“[Trump] is the only Republican candidate who Joe Biden could beat.”

Video Transcript

“My name is Wayne Gates. I live in Batavia, Ohio, near Cincinnati, and I voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and in 2020. When Donald Trump took office in 2017, his policies and the economy and everything else were much better than I expected. My problem with Donald Trump has not been his policies, but his persona.

“He always wants to have it be about himself. And I’m concerned that if Donald Trump is the nominee in 2024, he is the only Republican candidate that Joe Biden could beat. Donald Trump cost the Republicans, the United States Senate in the past two electoral cycles, because he chose to endorse candidates based on personal loyalty rather than electability.

“Donald Trump values personal loyalty and personal aggrandizement more than he values the success of the Republican party as a whole. And I think it’s time to move on from him. Donald Trump may win the Republican primary, but he will lose the general election.”