Politics Romney Says Trump Would Win 2024 GOP Nomination If He Runs
Mitt Romney says Donald Trump would win Republican nomination if he ran in 2024
“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 Tuesday.“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 Tuesday at the DealBook DC Policy Project.
(Bloomberg) -- Republican Mitt Romney said Donald Trump likely would win the GOP presidential nomination if he decided to run again in 2024.
The Utah senator, the only Republican who voted to convict Trump in both of his impeachment trials, said he expects the former president will continue to play a big role in the Republican Party even though he was voted out of office.
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The Republican congressman said the former president was "talking absolutely like a candidate" when the pair met recently.In a recent Newsmax interview, Trump did not rule out running for the White House again, saying: "I won't say yet, but we have tremendous support.
“He has by far the largest voice and a big impact in my party,” Romney said at a New York Times DealBook virtual event on Tuesday. “I don’t know if he’s planning to run in 2024 or not, but if he does, I’m pretty sure he would win the nomination.”
The two wings of the GOP -- traditionalists like Romney and Trump loyalists -- are struggling over the party’s future. Trump has continued to exert a strong hold on Republican voters. A plurality of them, 46%, said they would abandon the GOP and join a Trump-led party if he were to create one, according to a USA Today/Suffolk poll conducted last week.
Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the third-ranking House Republican, said in a speech earlier Tuesday that Republicans must acknowledge the damage done by Trump’s false claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him, and his encouragement of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol.
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Coming from a Republican senator who had twice voted to impeach him, it was a remarkable statement. © Provided by Washington Examiner "I don't know if he runs in 2024, but if he does, I’m pretty sure he wins the nomination,” said Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah. If there was any doubt in what Romney meant, he made it crystal clear, adding, “I look at the polls, and polls show that among names being floated as potential contenders in 2024, if you put President Trump in there among Republicans, he wins in a landslide.
Cheney was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump following that Jan. 6 assault, which left five people dead.
Asked whether he would campaign against Trump if he were to run, Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, responded: “I would not be voting for him.”
(Updates with Romney quote, in third paragraph.)
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