On the heels of a series of recent reports suggesting a “vast right-wing conspiracy” to derail President Trump, the Republican Party is now in the midst of a heated battle to determine whether to nominate someone to replace the man who won the White House.
With the 2018 midterm elections less than a month away, many Republicans are now beginning to wonder whether Trump is a threat to the Republican establishment, or whether his populist rhetoric is the best path forward for the party.
While some conservatives have already denounced Trump’s rhetoric as divisive and divisive, others believe that the president’s support among voters who are white, male, conservative and wealthy is a strength.
Republican strategist Brad Dayspring told CNN that Trump’s populist message appeals to voters who feel disenfranchised by traditional American politics.
“He is not trying to bring us together.
He is not coming to talk about how to solve problems.
He’s bringing us together,” Dayspring said.”
The reason people like him, especially in the Trump era, is that they are not worried about their status or how they are treated.
They are not concerned about what the establishment is doing.
They want to fix it.””
He’s not interested in the middle class, he’s interested in creating a better world,” Daysberg added.
As of Monday morning, more than 3 million people had pledged to support Trump in the midterm elections, with about 1.3 million of them backing his campaign, according to a CNN tally.
The Democratic Party has made it clear it would not support Trump, and will not back a candidate who supports his agenda, according a Democratic Party official who spoke on condition of anonymity to speak candidly.
In fact, the party has even endorsed a candidate in the race, who is not affiliated with either the Democratic Party or the Republican party.CNN’s Adam Housley contributed to this report.