A prominent figure in Republican politics, Ed Rollins, has conceded that defeating former President Donald Trump in the 2024 Republican primaries is a near-impossible task.
Ed Rollins, a former adviser to President Ronald Reagan and a recent co-chair of the pro-Ron DeSantis SuperPAC ‘Ready for Ron,’ made these remarks during an appearance on Newsmax’s “Sunday Report.”
Ed Rollins stated, “No one in the Republican primaries is going to beat, or defeat President Trump.”
He emphasized Trump's formidable position, saying, "[Trump] has a strong, solid base. It's gotten stronger as he's gone through these terrible indictments. The fact that he's been indicted on 91 counts is just absurd."
This isn’t the first time Ed Rollins has expressed criticism of Ron DeSantis’s presidential campaign. In July, he publicly withdrew his support for DeSantis, characterizing the Florida Governor as a “flawed candidate.”
Rollins also addressed the calls for a DeSantis campaign overhaul, saying, “A top-to-bottom makeover and real accountability may be the only thing that saves Ron DeSantis, but even then you still have the governor at the top… And it is getting harder and harder by the day to see not just his people as the problem, but him as the problem.”
One significant challenge Trump’s campaign faces is the financial burden of his legal battles. Ed Rollins pointed out that these legal challenges could drain campaign resources, stating, “When you think in terms of it could be $500,000 a week for legal fees by the time you get these four trials gone, it’s enormous costs and certainly that’s not benefiting voters, not benefiting President Trump any.“
Recent polling data confirms Trump’s dominant position in the 2024 Republican field. Even after the first Republican primary debate, where Trump opted not to participate, polling showed no change in his lead.
Ed Rollins’s comments reflect the prevailing sentiment that Trump remains a formidable force within the Republican Party, and the path to securing the nomination against him appears increasingly daunting.
As the 2024 election season progresses, these observations from key Republican figures like Ed Rollins shed light on the dynamics shaping the race and the formidable challenge that any candidate faces when attempting to unseat the former President.
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