Trump will not help his own popularity, by further dividing a party that for the most part stood with him throughout his controversial presidency. — Mike DuHaime, Republican strategist and public affairs executive
Trump will not help his own popularity, by further dividing a party that for the most part stood with him throughout his controversial presidency. — Mike DuHaime, Republican strategist and public affairs executive
Trump is plotting a campaign revenge tour targeting GOP defectors after Senate impeachment trial
  • Donald Trump is plotting a comeback revenge tour targeting GOP defectors after his Senate impeachment trial.
  • Trump is talking with aides about a road trip to campaign against Republicans who supported his removal.
  • "I'm sure he wants to get out a roulette wheel with all their faces on it," said a Republican close to Trump.
A Donald Trump comeback tour is in the works once he's beyond a second Senate impeachment trial, Insider has learned.

That's the strategy emerging out of Mar-a-Lago, the Trump-owned private club in South Florida where the former president now lives. Trump and his small post-White House team are holed up there planning out potential trips to campaign against Republicans who voted in support of his removal from office, according to 6 people close to the former president.

... The Republican electorate for now still seems to be squarely with Trump.

Roughly three quarters of Republican voters (76 percent) still believe Trump's incorrect claim that the election was stolen from him, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. A little less than half of all voters said Trump shouldn't be convicted for his role inciting the January 6 riot.

... In the two weeks since he left office, Trump has been stewing at Mar-a-Lago, his members-only Palm Beach estate overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. He's been struggling to settle on a single clear path forward. He's also angry about not being able to blast his opponents over Twitter, according to Republicans in touch with him and his small post-presidency team.


... "Trump would do best for himself and the party by laying low for a few years," said Mike DuHaime, a longtime Republican strategist who worked for former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's political campaigns.

DuHaime also referenced another one of his old bosses, former President George W. Bush.

The country's 43rd president ended his second term still fighting two foreign wars and amid the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression but now is "more popular now than when he left office, partially because he stayed above petty politics and became a statesman, and because history can judge his accomplishments and intentions better in retrospect," he said.

"Trump will not help his own popularity," DuHaime added, "by further dividing a party that for the most part stood with him throughout his controversial presidency."
Read the full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-campaign-against-republicans-voted-for-impeachment-2021-2