Since it became clear that Joe Biden would be declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, there has been speculation over Donald Trump’s political future.
As is often the case with Trump, no one really knows what he’s going to do next.
But if he were to run, Mitt Romney has a shocking take on what Trump’s odds of winning in 2024 will be.
There are few Republicans who have been as vocally against the former President as Mitt Romney.
Throughout the past five years, the carpetbagging Senator has been the most prominent so-called Republican in the Never-Trump movement, effectively siding with Democrats at every turn to undermine Trump.
In fact, just last month, Romney took to the Senate floor to once again attack Trump and his supporters as some sort of traitors to the United States.
“We gather today due to a selfish man’s injured pride and the outrage of his supporters whom he has deliberately misinformed for the past two months and stirred to action this very morning,” Romney said. “Those who choose to continue to support his dangerous gambit by objecting to the results of a legitimate, democratic election will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy. They will be remembered for their role in this shameful episode in American history. That will be their legacy.”
Despite the disdain he has for Trump, the patriots who support the former President, and basic facts and logic, there is still one fact that Romney can’t ignore – Donald Trump is the frontrunner for the Republican nomination in 2024.
During a recent interview with The New York Times, Romney admitted that Trump’s continuing influence over grassroots conservatives gives him the best odds to win.
“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,” Romney said.
“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,” he continued.
On Donald Trump, Senator Mitt Romney at the DealBook DC Policy Project said: "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." #DealBookDC https://t.co/Q6zOBOXHks pic.twitter.com/TK6fE9KLx2
— DealBook (@dealbook) February 24, 2021
Unsurprisingly, even if Trump were to run again in 2024, Romney is determined to maintain his fierce opposition to him.
“I would not be voting for President Trump again,” Romney said. “I haven’t voted for him in the past. And I would probably be getting behind somebody who I thought more represented the tiny wing of the Republican Party that I represent.”
While Romney and his “tiny wing of the Republican Party” – which clearly has more in common with the far-left than conservatives – won’t be supporting the 45th President if he were to run again, Romney is correct in his assessment that most Republicans do want to see Trump make another run at the White House.
However, at this point, it seems as though that may not be happening.
Earlier this week, sources close to Trump told Axios that while he planned to use his speech at CPAC this weekend as a “show of force” to reestablish himself as the leader of the GOP, it was unlikely Trump will actually run again.
In their report, Axios cited several Trump “confidants” who believe the former President will “pretend to run but ultimately pass. He knows the possibility – or threat – gives him leverage and attention.”
Regardless, it is interesting to see someone like Mitt Romney openly admit that Trump is still the frontrunner, and that he is part of the minority in the GOP.
For too long, establishment Republicans who try to hide from their clearly liberal worldview like Romney have attempted to claim that conservatives were the minority in the GOP.
Romney’s admissions seem to indicate that the shift within the Republican Party from the establishment to conservatives like President Trump isn’t just a grassroots movement.
Those in Washington, D.C. realize that their time in power is coming to an end.
And the final nail in their proverbial coffin may very well be a Trump win in 2024.
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for any updates to this ongoing story.