mitt romneywho a couple of days ago stole the attention of the press for having starred in a fight with George Santos during the State of the Union speech in the House of Representatives, has once again been in the news for having declared that the ex-president Donald Trump is best positioned to be the presidential candidate in 2024.
The senator indicated that the only way Trump can be stopped is through a field reduction to a one-on-one competition against a viable alternative.
“I think the president Trump is by far the most likely to become our candidate. If there is an alternative to that, it would only be realistic if it comes down to a two-person race at some point,” Romney told reporters on Capitol Hill.
The Utah Republican’s remarks come after Nikki Haley will officially announce, through her social network Twitter, that she is ready to run for the presidency in 2024.
“There is always a vested interest on the part of the campaign, particularly campaign staff and consultants, as well as the candidate, to stay. And say, ‘Hey, look, I came in second. So I’m the person who should really get the nomination four years from now,’” Romney said. “So really depends on donors and other influential people who know the candidatehis family or her family, to say, ‘Hey, it’s time to move on.’”
Romney also joked when he tried unsuccessfully in the 2016 primary to prevent Trump from winning the nomination and downplayed his own ability to keep him out of the nomination again in 2024. “I’m just a humble senator from Utah. I can’t stop anyone.”
Despite knowing Trump is by far the most likely Republican candidate, if he were to win the nomination “I will not support President Trump.” When asked by the press if he would support Biden in a possible rematch in 2024, he said “very unlikely.”
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Source: La Opinion