The editorial board of The National Review is rejecting former President Trump as a potential candidate for the White House in 2024. The editorial which was published only minutes after Trump launched his presidential campaign states that “a bruised Donald Trump” has announced his campaign for the Republican nomination following his failures and lackluster nominations. Following this, the editorial simply writes “No.”
During the midterm elections, a number of Trump-backed candidates either lost to
Democrats or managed to win with very narrow majorities. Overall, a “Red wave” did not materialize as the Democrats managed to maintain their majority in the Senate. This has led to many calling for the party to move away from the former President.
The National Review’s editorial board has noted that Trump’s success in having his candidates win the primary was in large part to blame for the GOP’s performance in these midterm elections. They also added that his “low energy” announcement is most likely not going to be enough as better alternatives to Trump will enter the presidential race.
The National Review has been critical of Trump since his first presidential campaign run in 2016. On Wednesday morning, the New York Post also tried to hide Trump’s announcement by having the headline “Florida Man Makes Announcement.”