Ann Coulter, a conservative analyst, doesn’t think that former President Trump will be the GOP’s candidate for president in 2024.
According to the NY Times, Coulter stated, “You would truly be doing the country good if you could convince Democrats to quit indicting him. I do not believe Trump is going to be the candidate.” The news source said that opinion writer Frank Bruni had led an online talk with Coulter in addition to former Republican political analyst Stuart Stevens.
Current polls show that Trump is far ahead of the rest of the GOP presidential primary candidates and is on track to win the Republican nod for the third time. Coulter’s statement goes against these polls.
Bruni pushed the topic, and Coulter was asked to explain what she thought.
“Trump can’t talk English very well. He is a huge baby. The only reason he won in 2016 was due to immigration issues like building a wall, getting rid of illegal immigrants, and the travel ban, which made it harder for people from some mostly Muslim countries to travel. That’s DeSantis this time, but he doesn’t have a complete lack of interest in doing it,” Coulter told the source. Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, has been far behind Trump and in second place.
With regard to the three most crucial issues—immigration, crime, and the Covid response—DeSantis is “head and shoulders ahead of the rest of the G.O.P. presidential contenders (or politician),” according to Coulter, who gave him excellent marks. “No one can match DeSantis’ Covid answer unless the prime minister for Sweden is competing in this contest. That was the 3 a.m. phone call. Each state leader as well as world leader had to deal with the same virus that had never been seen before. Only those two did it perfectly.”
Coulter said that if Trump is the GOP candidate, she thinks he will lose the general election.
“I think Trump is going to lose if he gets the nod, to quote Bob Dole, I know it, you know it, and the American people know it,” Coulter told the source. “I think Trump is going to lose, yet who knows for sure? He’s not the same person he was in 2016; he just keeps doing the same old thing. ‘Shifty Schiff,’ ‘perfect telephone call,’ ‘we triumphed BIG,’ strong, strong, strong.”
Trump has chosen to forego the first Republican presidential primary debate, which is scheduled to take place this week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tucker Carlson will post a conversation with Trump on the social media site X. Reports say that that conversation has already been recorded.