Republicans and conservative media in the United States, Thursday (10.11.2022), intensified their public criticism of former President Donald Trump, saying that it was time to leave the stage and the party to move forward, after the unexpected bad. midterm election result.
Trump, who plans to announce a third attempt at the White House next week, deserved a stern message from Republican Winsome Earl Sears of Virginia, saying that voters sent a very clear message on Tuesday that “that’s enough.”
“Voters have spoken and said they want a different leader and a real leader understands when he becomes a burden,” he said in an appearance on Fox Business Channel.
“It’s time to get off the stage.”
He added, “The real leader understands that it’s time to get off the stage. It’s time to move on.”
Earl Sears, who was the co-chair of a group called Black Americans to re-elect President Trump in 2020, said she “cannot” support another Trump campaign.
Some of the major conservative media outlets in the United States, such as Fox News, the Wall Street Journal or the New York Post, have also begun to turn their backs on the former president, after the Republicans did not get the electoral victory they expected.
With Trump losing popularity, Ron DeSantis, who was re-elected governor of Florida on Tuesday, has the support of conservative circles. Fox News, Trump’s favorite outlet for years, published an opinion piece yesterday titled “Ron DeSantis is the new GOP leader.”
Trump attacks popular Florida governor
DeSantis comfortably won Florida governor’s re-election, a victory that, according to experts, placed him as a presidential candidate.
This Thursday, Trump attacked DeSantis, accusing him of disloyalty, after the southern politician added support among the gossip media as a potential candidate for the 2024 presidential election.
In a statement, Trump emphasized that his support was vital to DeSantis’ victory in the 2018 local government elections and that the governor was being disloyal by suggesting he might run as a contender for the Republican presidential nomination.
The former president also said he saved DeSantis’ campaign for governor with his support and accused the conservative media – once his staunch defenders – of carrying out an “assault” on him by backing the Florida governor as a candidate.
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