‘His star has faded’: Brit Hume ruffles MAGA feathers, claims Trump’s losing hold on Republican Party

Fox News political analyst Brit Hume voiced his opinion concerning former President Trump’s continuing hold over the Republican Party, asserting that his influence is weakening and that “his star has faded” due to the midterm elections and his subsequent actions.

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Hume made his explosive comments Monday on Fox News host Bret Baier’s show “Special Report,” declaring that Trump’s “antics” have turned off some of his supporters.

Baier pointed out that Trump has come back before and has prevailed despite people doubting him during his political career.

“It seems different now,” Baier noted. “It seems like it’s a different environment and different people are being vocal about their concerns about him as the top of the party.”

Trump has been besieged by criticism following the midterm elections not only by Democrats but by a growing number of Republicans who blame him for the outcome. A number of Trump-endorsed candidates lost but many won as well. Nevertheless, the blame game immediately ensued when Republicans failed to capture the Senate. The GOP is now expected to take the House by a razor-thin margin.

The former president has been recently castigated for attacking Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin. Both could potentially run for the presidency at some point.

“Well, I have thought for some time, Bret – and there’s polling on this that reflects this – that while he maintains real influence within the Republican Party, no two ways about that, but it has begun to fade,” Hume told Baier during the interview. “It started fading, really, I think, after his antics post-election in 2020, that a great many people with him perhaps up until then began to move away from him.”

Hume appears to believe that Trump truly hurt himself by questioning the results of the 2020 presidential election. There are many out there who firmly disagree with that assumption.

“He never has really done anything to change that,” he contended, not addressing voter fraud in the least. “He’s continued to insist that the election was stolen from him, that he should be the real president, and so on and so forth. And if you look at these election results, candidates to follow that line – who agreed with him about that – did not fair particularly well.”

Hume is now predicting that Trump’s influence within the Republican Party will continue to fade and that the GOP may be facing a bloody conflict in 2024. Not everyone agrees with that assessment.

“I think that in terms of opinion and in terms of influence, his star has faded,” Hume asserted. “Now, that doesn’t mean he’s not a big factor and that getting past him for the Republicans looking ahead to 2024 could be ugly. It could be bloody. It could be painful. It could cause enough Republicans who were for Trump to, you know, to move away, be disaffected in 2024. So, that’s the hardest job they have, is to try to work around Trump.”

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