Zach  /  Florida

“I voted for Trump in 2016 & 2020, and I’m hoping to not have to vote for him in 2024.”

Video Transcript

“Hi, I’m Zach. I’m a Republican voter from Northwest Florida, and I voted for Trump in 2016 and 2020. And I’m hoping to not have to vote for him in 2024. I voted for Donald Trump in both the previous elections because he really had this great vision of reorienting all of American policy into that whole America first idea.

“I think where Trump started going downhill, or it was probably shortly after he lost the election in 2020. And, I was all for giving him time to demonstrate proof for these, ‘election being stolen’ all these, you know, I can’t forget the ‘we’re going to release the kraken,’ and well, I haven’t seen the kraken and that was pretty disappointing and that he kept going with it even after he didn’t have any proof, that was not a good look to say the least. I think one of the big things for me was actually the recent indictment regarding the classified documents case.

“I have some legal training and experience myself. I graduated from law school and reading that indictment, it’s really, really bad. And the, the thing that really bothered me as a Republican voter is that there was no real justification for withholding documents from a grand jury subpoena.

“And sure, it might have been unfair targeting, but that doesn’t mean your indictment is a qualification for president. It’s just disappointing. I would say Trump definitely has an electability issue. It’s one thing to lose an election, a regular election. This time he lost to Joe Biden, who was just kind of a wreck, and he doesn’t have a good message.

“He doesn’t have, he’s not really, I don’t know. He doesn’t seem to be trying really very hard. And I know the people who don’t like Trump will crawl over broken glass to vote against him. And that’s not something we, we should really be looking for. I think the ideal Republican candidate needs to be able to articulate a clear vision for priorities are as a country, because there are all sorts of things that government can do, but what does it need to focus on and how do we have real deliberate concrete solutions to the main problems that we’re facing today.

“I do believe that, in some ways, it’s a good problem that the Republicans seem to have this year. We’ve got a lot of really good people in the race. All of them are really good people and solid candidates, and that’s an encouragement.”