Sen. Mitt Romney — one of former President Donald Trump’s least favorite Republicans — might be one of the most anti-Trump members of the GOP, but even he’s willing to admit the former president’s undeniable popularity among Republican voters and the party in general.
On Tuesday, according to the Washington Examiner, Romney admitted that there should be no confusion: He’s “pretty sure” Trump would win the Republican nomination for a 2024 presidential run, should he choose to go that route in the coming years.
“Will President Trump continue to play a role in my party? I’m sure he will, he has by far the largest voice and a big impact in my party,” Romney said. “I don’t know about his family members, whether they intend to do that. But I expect he will continue playing a role. I don’t know if he’ll run in 2024 or not, but if he does, I’m pretty sure he will win the nomination.”
The Utah senator explained that he believes that because virtually every poll on the matter since Trump left office reveals that in a field of otherwise heavy-hitting Republican names floated for a 2024 run, Trump’s name literally trumps them all — and it’s not even close.
“I look at the polls, and the polls show that among the names being floated as potential contenders in 2024, if you put President Trump in there among Republicans, he wins in a landslide,” Romney added.
But don’t get your hopes up that Romney is coming around. He’s definitely not. Remember, he’s the only Republican senator to vote in favor of convicting Trump on an impeachment charge, twice. He’s also very proud of the fact that he not only didn’t cast his vote for Trump in recent elections but that he also would not be voting for him in 2024.
“I would not be voting for President Trump again,” Romney said when asked. “I haven’t voted for him in the past. I would probably be getting behind somebody who I thought more represented the tiny wing of the Republican Party that I represent.”
As far as Trump making a run for the next presidential election, well, it’s still up in the air. We know that Trump will play an active role in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections. Presumably, should the candidates he backs in that election do well, it would likely mean a presidential run in 2024.
Trump didn’t commit to a run, but he also didn’t rule it out, saying recently that he has “tremendous support” and acknowledged that his polling numbers, right now, are “through the roof.”
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The 45th president is expected to speak at this year’s CPAC, which kicks off on Thursday. Mr. Trump is slated to give a speech on Sunday night, in which his supporters will have the opportunity to learn more about his political ambitions for the future.
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