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Donald Trump is ailing - competitors see their chance

2022-12-08T11:58:29.817Z

Donald Trump is ailing - competitors see their chance Created: 08/12/2022, 12:50 p.m By: Daniel Dillman "They smell blood" writes a US portal about the planned revolt of the Republicans against Donald Trump, the former US President who has fallen out of favor. WASHINGTON DC - It's been a week to forget for Donald Trump. First, the candidate Herschel Walker, hand-picked by him, lost the runoff



Donald Trump is ailing - competitors see their chance

Created: 08/12/2022, 12:50 p.m

By: Daniel Dillman

"They smell blood" writes a US portal about the planned revolt of the Republicans against Donald Trump, the former US President who has fallen out of favor.

WASHINGTON DC - It's been a week to forget for Donald Trump.

First, the candidate Herschel Walker, hand-picked by him, lost the runoff election for the last open seat in the Senate against Raphael Warnock.

Then more secret documents appear in a storage room.

Trump is reeling and so are the Republicans.

The calls for a revolt against Donald Trump are getting louder from their ranks.

In the Senate in particular, where the Democrats now hold a solid majority thanks to the Warnock victory, plans are being made to finally break away from the ailing ex-president.

The Trump opponents within the Republicans would smell blood after several "self-destructive mistakes by the former president," writes the US news portal

The Hill

.

Donald Trump is ailing - more and more critics in his own ranks

Donald Trump's demands to temporarily suspend the US Constitution were not well received in the Senate.

These comments would provide an opportunity for other Republican candidates to oppose Trump and run for the party's nomination in the 2024 US election.

That's what Senator John Tune

said, according to

The Hill .

Trump last weekend called for all "rules, regulations and articles, even those in the Constitution" to be suspended.

Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago.

The competition in our own ranks is getting into position.

© ALON SKUY/AFP

Senator Kevin Cramer is one of the critics of Donald Trump from within his own ranks.

He criticized Trump's "recent behavior" and also addressed his meeting with Kanye West and ultra-nationalist Nick Fuentes in Mar-a-Lago.

Senator Mitch McConnell also commented on that dinner with West and Fuentes.

He publicly doubted that anyone who colluded with anti-Semites could have a future in the Republican Party.

Donald Trump: Even his friends stab him in the back

Now neither Tune nor McConnell are considered close friends of Donald Trump.

The ex-president made himself an open enemy of the latter a long time ago.

But even from the group of Trump fans among the Republicans, there are critical voices.

Senator Josh Hawley, who professed support for Trump even after the Capitol storm on Jan. 6, is vocal about his future.

Trump's mistakes would encourage his competition within the party.

"I think if people feel like the ex-president is really vulnerable, ten more will be like, 'Damn, why not me?'" Hawley said of possible other candidates in the run for the presidential nomination.

Donald Trump is back - but the competition is fierce

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So far, no other person has thrown their hat in the ring for the presidency.

Not even Florida's governor, Ron DeSantis, who has been traded as the hottest option.

So far, only Donald Trump himself has announced a candidacy. Since then, he has dined with anti-Semites, his company has been sued for fraud, his candidates have been punished in the runoff election, and secret documents have been found in his possession.

A good start to the election campaign looks different.

(Daniel Dillman)

Source: merkur

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