Republican donors are tiring of Trump and the ‘exhausting circus’ as January 6 hearings continue
‘It’s as**tshow:’ Republican donors grow tired of Trump and the ‘exhausting circus’ surrounding the ex-president as the Jan. 6 hearings continue through the summer
- Republican donors are tired of Trump ‘s**t show’ and ‘exhausting circus’ surrounding the ex-president as January 6 hearings drag on
- “It’s like a**t show. Some donors are getting sick of the s**t show,” a Florida Gov adviser said. Ron DeSantis to Politico for a Trump Fatigue Story on Sunday
- The source added that the hearings are a continuation of the ‘exhausting circus that surrounds Trump’
- DeSantis has the most to gain from Trump being hurt politically, legally or financially by the House selection committee’s Jan. 6 hearings
- Most Republicans agreed that the January 6 hearings wouldn’t affect Trump’s base, but they were divided on what that meant for the 2024 presidential race.
Republican donors are getting tired of the Trump ‘s**t show’ and the ‘exhausting circus’ surrounding the ex-president as the January 6 hearings drag on through the summer.
“It’s like a**t show. Some donors are getting sick of the s**t show,” a Florida Gov adviser. Ron DeSantis told Politico for a story Sunday out on Trump fatigue.
It’s DeSantis — who is beginning to outrank former President Donald Trump in polls of GOP voters looking ahead to 2024 — who will benefit most from the January 6 hearings that bring Trump down politically, legally, or financially.
Republican donors are getting tired of the Trump ‘s**t show’ and the ‘exhausting circus’ surrounding the ex-president as the Jan. 6 hearings drag on through the summer, Politico reported Sunday
It is unclear how the January 6 hearings will affect former President Donald Trump politically, legally and financially. Some donors and Republican voters are reportedly exhausted from the ‘circus’ as Trump’s base sticks to his side
‘I think the hearings are on January 6’ [a] continuation of the exhausting circus that surrounds Trump,” the DeSantis adviser continued. “Of course there are the lunchbox Republicans who think this is a ‘mass conspiracy,’ but among the donor class many are just tired of this.”
Republican donor Dan Eberhart echoed a similar sentiment on record.
“Trump is facing a major onslaught of negative facts in these hearings and there is no real defense,” Eberhart told Politico. “He has no friendly members on the committee and there are no facts to bring to the public to make this sound less bad.”
“Ron DeSantis,” Eberhart added, “lurks and sharpens his knives.”
The Florida governor, according to an adviser close to him, believes the Jan. 6 hearings could have a legal impact on Trump — believing the Democrat-led House committee to lay the groundwork for the Justice Department to overturn the former to sue the commander-in-chief.
“His head is with that,” the adviser told Politico. ‘He thinks the goal here is to chase Main Justice’ [Trump]† According to Ron, that’s what it’s all about.’
The adviser also insisted that DeSantis is more focused on his 2022 reelection bid for the Florida governor’s mansion than looking ahead to 2024.
Most sources believed Trump would not lose his footing because of whatever the hearings revealed.
“You’re offending his supporters at a time when — some people are so affected by inflation that they can’t make ends meet,” Trump pollster John McLaughlin told Politico.
‘If Congress wants to focus on a partisan kangaroo court and charge a president with that’ [his supporters] think we managed to keep America strong and had a better economy? They’re going to revolt — not a violent revolt but at the ballot box,” McLaughlin said.
Former Trump adviser Bryan Lanza told Politico he believed the country’s economic problems made the hearings less impactful.
“I learned my political affiliations from James Carville, and he told me, ‘It’s a stupid economy.’ It’s hard for me to go back to that and think the only reason Trump is doing so well is that Biden is doing so poorly managing the economy,” Lanza said.
“Nobody is paying attention,” he added of the hearings. “Hearing can matter until you get gas. Then you get gas and you’re like “what the f**k is going on?”‘
But support for Trump may not translate to Republicans wanting him to return to activity.
Sarah Longwell, a moderate Republican who is anti-Trump and leads focus groups with voters, told Politico she has seen a shift since the Jan. 6 hearings — with no participants in her last two focus groups saying they want Trump on top of the 2024 ticket. to see.
“By January 6, they’re on Trump’s side, but they’re also dead tired of it,” she told the publication. ‘It gives the feeling of wanting to move on. The question is whether that will stick.’
“I’ve seen it before when Trump’s baggage is out there, they get annoyed with having to defend it, they drift away and come back,” Longwell said.