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According to a report from Politico’s Meredith McGraw and Matt Dixon, key Republican donors are growing increasingly put off by what is being described as the “exhausting circus” that surrounds Donald Trump due to his efforts to remain a viable GOP candidate in 2024.
As the report notes, the revelations by the Jan 6th committee investigating the Capitol insurrection that forced lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to flee for their lives is taking a toll not only on the former president's already tattered reputation but also of big money Republican Party donors who are starting to look for other candidates to invest in.
As the Politico report states, conservative voters are, for the most part, still enamored by Trump but “elements of the voters, donors and activists that make the three pillars of the party are exhausted too, they say. And they’re growing less willing to let the baggage of the Trump years complicate the future.”
GOP donor Dan Eberhart explained that “Trump fatigue” is a real thing.
“Trump is facing an important onslaught of negative facts with these hearings and there is no real defense. He has no friendly members on the committee and there aren’t facts to put in front of the public to make any of this sound less bad,” he claimed while adding the Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is “is lying in wait sharpening his knives,” and reaping the benefits of a fading Trump.
One unnamed DeSantis adviser admitted the Florida governor is being helped by the former president’s travails.
“I think the January 6 hearings are a continuation of the exhausting circus that surrounds Trump,” they explained. “There are of course the lunchbox Republicans who think this is a ‘mass conspiracy,’ but among the donor class many are just tired of this.”
“It’s a shitshow. Some donors are getting sick of the shitshow,” they added.
While some supporters of Trump have dismissed the damage the hearing have done to the former president, Politico reports that he isn’t so sure, reporting, ”Trump himself seems to have internalized that the hearings have inflicted some dents.”
GOP strategist Sarah Longwell claims she has seen a shift in attitudes toward the former president.
“With January 6 they’re on Trump’s side, but they’re also exhausted by it. It creates that sense of wanting to move on. The question is whether that sticks. I’ve seen it before when Trump’s baggage is out there they get annoyed about having to defend it, they drift away and then come back,” she claimed.
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During an appearance on MSNBC's "The Katie Phang Show," former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) suggested that the televised Jan 6th hearings are having a devastating impact on Donald Trump's political future.
Speaking with host Phang, the former lawmaker -- who has become a major and vocal critic of the former president -- cut right to the chase by stating Trump is "screwed."
"Will Trump be screwed by the very thing he has always been obsessed with: TV ratings and millions of eyes watching what is going on on TV?" host Phang prompted.
"Katie, I do," he replied. "And that's Trump could be screwed. I do not think the Republican Party will be scared, not this November, from these hearings."
"Look, I still hear from hundreds of Trump supporters and Republican voters every day and, Katie, they are extra pissed-off and angry about what they are hearing about at these hearings. I don't know that they are watching the hearings, but even then, they are hearing about the damaging information, about what Trump did."
"So if they are impacted, I mean, the hard-core Trump base is impacted, about what is being learned at these hearings, I think that is going to hurt Trump in 2024. I do not think it's going to be an issue of Democrat versus Republican in '22," he added.
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Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) is being targeted for a comment she made Saturday night at a rally for Donald Trump.
Miller told the crowd how thankful she was for Trump appointing three Supreme Court justices that ensured the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. What followed, however, left people questioning whether she revealed herself to be a white supremacist or it was an accidental slip.
"President Trump, on behalf of all the MAGA patriots in America. I want to thank you for the historic victory for white life in the Supreme Court yesterday," she said.
She is up against Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) in a GOP primary on Tuesday.
See the moment in the video below or at this link.