“A phased reopening has been necessary to limit the spread of a plague that has killed more than a million Americans, including two of the Minority Leader’s own Members—and after a deadly insurrection provoked by his personal hero and broadly supported by his conference. In sharp contrast, Leader McCarthy whipped his colleagues to vote against our House bill securing additional funding for Capitol Police, which has been crucial to the effort to reopen.”
“And in case he’s already forgotten, the Minority Leader is still the Minority Leader—and he shouldn’t count his chickens before they hatch.”
“You’re too honest,” he chided. “Hundreds of thousands are gonna hate your guts … People are gonna think you’re stupid.”
[E]ven though Tropical Storm Nicole is moving on, the Trumps may still be in for some tumult over the weekend. They’re gathering as their patriarch makes moves toward a 2024 presidential run, a prospect not everyone in the family is excited about. Some of them are signaling they don’t want to be involved much, if at all, sources close to the family tell CNN.
Three people familiar with the former president’s activities say he is not in the best of spirits. Many of the high-profile candidates he endorsed in the midterms failed to secure a win, and now some Republicans are whispering about his dwindling influence over the party. Trump is “cranky,” says one of the people.
At present, say those who are familiar, Trump is more focused on his “special announcement” on Tuesday, when he may – or may not – announce his planned third run for the presidency. His mind is consumed with the 2024 political landscape and where and how he will fit into it.