Former President Donald Trump is focused on taking back the House and Senate next year’s mid-terms while keeping his options open for 2024. His comments come as President Joe Biden suffers disastrous poll numbers surrounding his immigration policies and the ongoing immigrant border crisis.
After being banned from social media, the former President has focused instead on his new website and interviews on television. A recent interview he did with daughter-in-law Lara Trump was blocked by Youtube.
“We are going to help with the House,” he told Sean Hannity of Fox News on Monday. “I think we have a really good chance. I’m working with everybody, including [House Republican Leader] Kevin McCarthy, in taking back the House. I think we have a really good chance.”
Wresting back control of the Senate will be harder, but Trump and his team plan on helping with that as well. “If they need a rally, we’ll do a rally,” he said. “We’ll do calls, we’ll do all sorts of things. No, no — we’re all in.”
Trump views Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) as a strong candidate to win a seat in Alabama that will become vacant with the retirement of Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.). He sees New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu as a potential winner in the race there, as Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) battles for another term, and he says the GOP has good candidates in Ohio, where Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is leaving office.
“Almost everybody I endorse wins,” Trump said, taking credit for boosting Rep. Julia Letlow (R-La.) in her recent race to succeed her husband, who died before being sworn in.
Candidates were told to run on Trump’s “Make America Great Again” agenda if they want to win, fighting for things like strong border enforcement and lower taxes
“If they want to win, yes,” Trump said. “If you want to win and win big, you have to do that. You have to do it.”
Beyond the mid-terms, Trump said he has still not made a final decision concerning running in 2024. “I say this. I am looking at it very seriously,” he said. “Beyond seriously. From a legal standpoint, I don’t want to really talk about it yet. It’s a little too soon.”
Joe Biden‘s approval is around 50%, but polls show Americans giving him an “F” on immigration, foreign, and energy policy.
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice