Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume has been throwing cold water on former President Trump seemingly at every turn lately and is now asserting that he may have strategically stumbled by announcing his run for the presidency in 2024 too early.
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Trump announced on Tuesday in an hour-long speech at Mar-a-Lago that he was throwing his hat into the 2024 ring for the presidency. The race is two years out and typically, candidates wait until the year before the election to make such an announcement. But the former president is not your typical candidate by any means and he’s a political brawler. He’s the first on the scene to announce his candidacy and is sure to run a campaign that seeks to overshadow any potential contenders in order to secure the Republican Party’s nomination.
Hume sat down once again with “Special Report” host Bret Baier on Wednesday to give his two cents on Trump’s announcement. Baier made a point of saying that a number of former members of the Trump administration have, to date, declined to say whether they’ll endorse him or not.
“You have the former Trump team members, who all have either weighed in saying they wouldn’t vote for him today or potentially are going to run against him,” Baier noted.
“It’s interesting because it’s a signal of something that we’ve seen in some of the polling, which is that some measure of Trump support, which was once a distinct majority among Republicans has ebbed away from him,” Hume stated.
@brithume @BretBaier Brit, I didn’t appreciate your obvious negativity concerning Trump. Don't be that stupid.
— Rosalie Ruggiero (@RosalieRuggier1) November 16, 2022
Listening to @brithume and @BretBaier waxing ad nauseam about Trump’s waning popularity is all about these two clowns taking marching orders from traitor @SpeakerRyan
— Johnny (@JohnnyB45577678) November 16, 2022
Hume’s stance is one being echoed by a number of Republicans who are seemingly turning from Trump to other candidates such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. It’s exactly what the Democrats have been hoping for as they have incessantly sowed division within the GOP in order to stop Trump from being the nominee.
He claimed that most Republicans want someone else as the 2024 nominee.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) November 17, 2022
Hume believes that Trump would do better in a crowded primary field than a smaller one that featured one or two strong opponents, alleging that his popularity has waned. He asserts that announcing early could exclude some candidates and narrow the field. What is not said is that Trump is still massively popular among Republicans and the nomination apparently continues to be his for the taking.
“I guess the hope is that there will be a splintered field, and even with a minority, a plurality of Republicans, he could win the nomination. I don’t see how announcing this early, however, helps that because I think one thing that an announcement early by one of the big dukes in a party tends to do is keep other people from getting in the race,” he commented.
Fox really pushing against Trump. Blaming him for this election is pure BS. Brit Hume is nothing more than a mouthpiece regurgitating talking points.
— Head Case (@KidHilo) November 16, 2022
“So, what he needs is a lot of people in the race. So, I’m not sure what the strategy is here, or if there is one,” Hume derisively concluded.
Earlier this week, Hume declared that Trump’s “star has faded,” seemingly voicing his dislike for the former president following the midterm election results. He seemed far more inclined to support DeSantis.
Brit Hume says Trump’s hold on Republican Party ‘started fading’ after post-election ‘antics’ https://t.co/K8r46PMJPP pic.twitter.com/XRjkij3Gx6
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 15, 2022
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