Former President Donald Trump announced that he would be placing a third bid for the White House. However, his announcement was met with an underwhelming response.
Trump had previously promised following his 2016 presidential win that Republicans would get “tired of winning.” However, 2016 was also the last major victory for the Republican party as in the following midterm elections they lost both the Senate and the House. In 2020, Trump lost to current President Joe Biden. Finally, 2022 has also been underwhelming for the Republican party as they managed to win the House with a narrow majority but did not manage to win the Senate.
However, despite his election losses, Trump did manage to deliver on the promised tax cuts, and more immigration control, he increased energy production, fought against the Islamic State without waging any new wars and even added enough Justices to the Supreme Court for Roe to be overturned.
Still, his personality has left even Republicans in a dilemma as many are moving away from Trump who has been proven to be a flawed candidate.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has lately become the biggest threat to Trump as many view him as someone who embodies the GOP’s policies without all of the drama that is usually attached to Trump.
DeSantis has a similar unapologetic approach, but he has still managed to continue winning and even helped a “red wave” materialize in Florida.
However, as DeSantis is in some ways a continuation of Trump’s stance many are wondering whether voters are going to look at DeSantis in the same way they do at Trump. Meaning that Never Trump could very quickly become Never DeSantis.