Donald Trump has been handed a massive boost after an expert suggested his 2024 campaign launch was similar to his successful campaign in 2016. The 45th President declared he would enter the race for the White House on November 15 after he suffered a setback when the Republicans failed to deliver a red wave in recent US midterm elections.
However, Spectator contributor Grace Curley claimed it would be “foolish” to count Mr Trump out of emulating his success in 2016.
Speaking to Tory MPs Esther McVey and Philip Davies on GB News, Ms Curley said: “I think a tip I would give to everyone now to the end of time, is don’t declare that Donald Trump is done, ever.
“This man can always come back and actually I am getting a lot of a similar feeling as the lead up to 2016 where everyone was saying this is the thing, this attack is the thing that will make him unable to win the presidency.
“And really I don’t think that is the case.”
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Ms Curley suggested she would like to see the GOP primary produce a conversation for conservatives but added it would be “foolish” to count out the former President.
She continued: “I think a lot of conservative media feels we need to move on from Trump and Ron DeSantis is Trump without all of the baggage.
“He definitely was a bright spot in the midterms… but as far as is he the new face of the Republican Party, I kind of think that conservative media and liberal media together make this mistake of trying to crown someone very early on and make a hero out of people.”
Mr Trump shocked the world when he defeated ex-First Lady Hillary Clinton despite trailing in the popular vote.
Grover Cleveland achieved a similar feat in the late 19th century as he served as America’s 22nd and 24th Commander-in-Chief.
Following a lacklustre result in the midterms for the GOP, there has been speculation that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis could enter the Republican primary race.
Opinion polls have narrowed between Mr Trump and Mr DeSantis since election day and GOP insiders have claimed major donors are switching to the Sunshine State’s Governor.