Trump is not endorsed or supported by card-carrying members of Washington’s Republican establishment. That’s a virtue, not a deficiency
ROGER STONE: Trump, Now More Than Ever
In an orderly, and incredibly disciplined announcement speech, Donald Trump recast himself as a political outsider prepared to return to the political wars and challenge the entrenched political and media interests who have systematically reversed the incredible record of progress the 45th president posted in his improbable presidency.
Those in the MAGA movement see through the carefully orchestrated, relentless, and entirely false narrative that seeks to blame the former President for the party’s underperformance in the midterm elections. How convenient that the relatively easy victory of Trump’s endorsed candidate J.D. Vance in Ohio, as well as the tough, but successful re-election of Sen. Ron Johnson (perhaps Trump’s biggest defender in the U.S. Senate) in Wisconsin are so easily overlooked by the media.
Those in the corporate/government/media cabal now elevate the specter of a candidacy by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. The selection of DeSantis as Trump’s principal foe is a recognition that the America First constituency is still dominant at the Republican Party’s grassroots. DeSantis, despite his establishment pedigree, has governed following the MAGA playbook.