SPEAKER MCCARTHY SAYS TRUMP IS ‘STRONGER THAN EVER,’ WHILE DESANTIS IS ‘NOT AT THE SAME LEVEL’. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., the speaker of the House, told Maria Bartiromo of Fox News on Sunday that he thought President Trump would be the Republican Party’s choice for president in 2024.
“I think he will be the nominee,” he confirmed. “And the thing is, President Trump is stronger today than he was in 2016 or 2020 – and there’s a reason why. They [Americans] saw the policies of what he was able to do with America, putting America first, making our economy stronger. We didn’t have inflation; we didn’t have these battles around the world. We didn’t look weak around the world.”
The Speaker added that he had served with Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., in Congress and that “he’s not at the same level as President Trump by any shape or form. He would not have gotten elected without President Trump’s endorsement.”
Speaker McCarthy has fought hard for Trump in the past. In July, he supported the 45th president in the face of continued charges and legal attacks, saying that the attacks came at the same time that Trump’s poll numbers were going through the roof.
He explained to the press, “So, what do they do now? Weaponize the government to go after their number one opponent. It’s time and time again. I think the American public is TIRED of this. They want to have equal justice and the idea that they utilize this to go after those who politically disagree with them is WRONG.”
Trump is a strong choice to win the Republican Party’s nomination for president in 2024. Before the Republican primaries next year, new research data from Morning Consult (Sept. 15–17) showed that Trump had a 46-point lead over the other candidates.
In general election polls across the country, Trump is also getting ahead of Joe Biden. The figures from Morning Consult showed that since September 4, Biden had dropped two points, while Trump had gained one point.