Renowned conservative commentator Ann Coulter has boldly expressed her belief that former President Donald Trump will not secure the Republican nomination for the 2024 White House race.
The Hill reported on Wednesday, August 23 that Coulter made these assertions during a discussion hosted by Frank Bruni, a contributing writer for The New York Times Opinion section, just ahead of the first GOP debate.
Coulter’s remarks were both intriguing and candid. She opined, “I don’t think Trump will be the nominee, but you’d really do the country a solid if you could get Democrats to stop indicting him.”
These comments reflect her perspective on Trump’s legal challenges and the impact they might have on his political trajectory.
Diving further into her analysis, Coulter did not mince words. She commented on Trump’s communication skills, stating that he “can barely speak English” and likened him to a “gigantic baby.”
Coulter attributed Trump’s 2016 victory primarily to his stance on immigration, advocating for the construction of a wall, deportation of illegal immigrants, and the travel ban targeting certain Muslim-majority countries.
Drawing a parallel, she suggested that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis holds a similar stance on these issues but possesses a greater commitment to implementing these policies effectively.
Coulter’s stance on Trump has evolved over time. Previously a staunch supporter, she has emerged as a vocal critic of the former president.
Last year, Coulter declared that Trump was “done,” aligning with speculation about a potential GOP primary challenge from DeSantis.
Speaking of DeSantis, who officially launched his 2024 campaign in May, Coulter described him as the standout contender in the Republican field.
While DeSantis has struggled to diminish Trump’s substantial lead in polls, Coulter credited him as being “head and shoulders above every other G.O.P. presidential candidate (or politician) on the three most important issues: immigration, crime, and the Covid response.”
In contrast, Trump continues to maintain a commanding lead in GOP primary polls and notably chose to skip the first-party debate.
Coulter, however, maintains a contrary viewpoint. She confidently stated, “If Trump gets the nomination, I say he will lose. I know it, you know it, the American people know it,” borrowing from the famous words of former Senator Bob Dole.
Coulter’s analysis underscores the dynamic nature of the Republican primary race for the 2024 presidential election.
With Coulter expressing doubt about Trump’s nomination prospects and highlighting DeSantis’ policy alignment, the GOP primary remains an arena of strategic calculations and unpredictable outcomes.