While ex-president Donald Trump heads to Texas this Saturday (25) for his first big campaign election, the freio de mão continues to support most of his rival powers in the 2024 electoral run.
Trump arrives in the Texan city of Waco just a week after he anticipated his own prison related to a bribery case in 2016.
The days that will follow, in anticipation of a potential accusation by a lawyer from Manhattan, with Trump speaking at the beginning of the sixth fair about “potential death and destruction” the case was condemned, but no attitude has been taken in this way week.
This latest drama of the ex-president is unfolding during an unstable period for the remaining two 2024 presidencies in the Republican Party, which is mostly frozen as candidates travel the country to test their messages, as they try to avoid conflicts with Trump.
No meanwhile, the ex-president operates according to his own agenda and, together with his allies, used his own announcement of the impeachment to test the loyalty of his fellow Republicans.
“We all need to take a stand against the political persecution of President Trump,” said Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert on Twitter last weekend. “This is not the moment for silence”.
Or that Trump and his supporters perceived it was a range of opponents running to his defense — more a sign that the former president’s influence on the Republican Party remains stable.
Former Vice-President Mike Pence, who has harshly criticized Trump for his role in the Capitol invasion, on January 6, 2021, joined the then ally who immediately befell Trump’s forecast last week.
“It is the fate of the district attorney of Manhattan to think that impeaching President Trump is his highest priority, but he already says everything or what you need to know about the radical left in this country,” Pence said in an interview with ABC News last Sunday. . “It seems like a sentence with a political charge.”
Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who served as Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, remains the only other candidate with an established national profile to formally enter the bullfight.
She also supported Trump after he disclosed his long-awaited imprisonment, saying that the possible case against him was “more about revenge than justice.”
As for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who projects a warrior personality in preparation for his own long-awaited campaign, he is still months away from an announcement. Even though he has taken a sharper and more sarcastic tom in discussing Trump’s legal problems this week, he has faced the fallout of his own confusing and conflicting comments about the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, another potential candidate, avoided questions about Trump and was concerned about behavior underlying the bribery case. Instead, he turned his anger against the reporters of President Joe Biden.
“You know, one of the things that I would say is that the violence of vermelho against vermelho [de Republicanos contra Republicanos], by the same token, is something that the mass media enjoys”, Scott told Fox New Thursday. “The road to socialism passes through a divided Republican Party. One thing we must do is keep our focus on the real problem: President Biden.”
Giving up costs for DeSantis
To further complicate DeSantis’s attempt to cut down on or endorse Trump as he energizes his own conservative base, his other rival rivals – led by Haley and Pence – are increasingly being framed as a carbon copy of the former president.
The main difference: they can go after DeSantis without fear of retaliation from Trump or his supporters.
Pence looked at DeSantis about the war between the Florida governor’s home state and Disney, which the old man said the company challenged state legislation from the Republican Party that prohibited certain instructions on sexual orientation and gender identity in the classroom, called Critical hairs of lei “Não Diga Gay”.
The former vice-president argued that DeSantis’ revocation of Disney’s special tax status was too long and that such interventions would violate his principles as a “limited government Republican.”
Both Pence and Haley will also insist that “rights reform”, in the form of cutting benefits for those in an effort to fight or that they will discover as a financial crisis, would be on the table if they were elected. This position separates you from Trump and DeSantis – at least rhetorically – who will promise not to touch on popular programs such as Medicare and Social Security.
For his part, DeSantis ignored Republican cuts and, instead, tried to land subtle blows on Trump.
Asked about the rumors of Trump’s upcoming indictment, DeSantis said at the second fair that “I had no interest in getting involved in some kind of circus fabricated by a Soros”, a reference to Democrat Alvin Bragg and billionaire liberal donor George Soros.
But keep a criticism that irritated Trump and his main advisers.
“I don’t know what it means to pay a porn star to guarantee or remain silent about some kind of alleged case,” said DeSantis to the laughter of some of the press. “Eu só, eu no posso talkar sobre isso.”
Trump promptly responded by posting a series of personal attacks against DeSantis on social media.
Cross fire over Ukraine
The coming and going with Trump, which will continue after DeSantis hit a few more shots during an interview with Piers Morgan, was indisputably less damaging to the Florida governor than his continuous reversals in Ukraine.
After receiving a flurry of criticism from prominent Republicans for initially describing the Russian-Ukrainian war as a “territorial dispute” in a statement to Fox News host Tucker Carlson, DeSantis subsequently insisted to Morgan that he was addressing only one more part. old. The conflict was concentrated to the east of Ukraine and Crimeia.
“It’s a difficult fight,” DeSantis said of the region, “and that’s what I was referring to. And so I don’t think that Russia has right to isso (terra), but I could make it clearer.”
At the fifth fair, however, DeSantis turned to a more populist position, saying in an interview with Newsmax that he cares “more about protecting our own border in the United States than the Russian-Ukrainian border.”
The tours and events on Ukraine attracted criticism from Pence and Haley, along with foreign policy hawks such as South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and former Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney, who at various times harassed or despise comments from DeSantis.
“When the United States supports Ukraine in its fight against Putin, we follow Doctrina Reagan and support those who fight against our enemies on their shores, so that we don’t have to fight ourselves,” Pence said in a statement. “There is no room for Putin to forgive the Republican Party.”
The wide reaction highlighted DeSantis’ uniquely difficult path to the indication. When he gave in to Trump’s position in his initial comments, the party establishment and anti-Trump conservatives rushed to condemn him.
But because DeSantis has widely shared a voter base with the former president, establishing a clear position in opposition to Trump would be politically untenable.
It is a challenge that he will need to face – and solve – as the race becomes more intense, the wait for candidates and the prosecution of Trump’s legal cases come to an end.
Source: CNN Espanol