January 6, 2021. Assault on Capitol Hill. Perhaps the lowest moment in the recent history of US democracy. That day looked like it could be the epilogue of Donald Trump’s political life. It may not be so, indeed most likely it will not be so. Not just that dramatic epilogue of two months of non-recognition of the results of the presidential elections of November 3, 2020 had however been the culmination of the project to close ranks by a now former president who was keeping warm that part of the country that could be ready to support him in the future. To support Trump’s ambitions to return to the political scene there are also the numerous troubles of Joe Biden, who from the debacle in Afghanistan to the new wave of coronavirus infections is experiencing a complicated moment, so much so that a future re-nomination for the 2024 elections appears now not so sure anymore.
USA 2024: DONALD TRUMP PREPARES THE REWARD
After trying to figure out who the names among the Democrats might be chosen for the potential primary of 2024, it’s up to the Republicans. It goes without saying that the scene still appears to be dominated by Trump. After having avoided impeachment for the second time after he had already lost at the polls, the tycoon has made it clear that he is ready to reapply in 2024 to take back what he considers his or that in any case rhetorically continues to say that he was stolen in bad faith , namely the White House. In US history, only Grover Cleveland was able to win a second term four years after losing his re-election vote. But Trump believes in the feat, because he has managed to maintain a strong hold on the Republican Party. A large slice of Republican supporters are above all Trump fans, who obviously also gathers among the most radical ranks such as those of QAnon followers. It was thought that the Republican Party could change and modify its trajectory after the events of Capitol Hill. This was not the case. Trump’s influence has remained present and Biden’s recent woes are giving him a chance to return to attack the Democrats and promise revenge. According to an Ipsos / Reuters poll on May 21, sixty-one percent of Republican voters believe the 2020 election was stolen from Trump. It seems inevitable that the next candidate, even if it doesn’t have to be him, could somehow be “chosen” by Donald.
USA 2024: FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT “TRAITOR” MIKE PENCE THINKS
On January 6, the angry mob that attacked Capitol Hill wanted to hang him for his “betrayal” of Trump. In the meantime, however, Mike Pence has “cleaned up” his image by talking several times about the he says extraordinary results of the Trump-Pence administration. “We rebuilt America great in just four years,” he repeats everywhere he goes. The hypothesis that he could try in 2024, if Trump himself does not do it himself, exists. Its possible weakness is that it is not appreciated by the most radical wing of the Trumpians.
USA 2024: ANTI CHINESE MIKE POMPEO BELIEVES IT
Former director of the CIA, former secretary of state, Italian origins, perennially anti-Chinese. Mike Pompeo was one of the staunchest supporters of the Trump line at the end of his mandate and became a convinced interpreter of his aggressive line against Beijing as secretary of state. From Hong Kong to Taiwan, from the South China Sea to the origin of the virus, Pompeo has always fired heavily at China and together has built a strong network of diplomatic relations with the countries most hostile to the People’s Republic and in general with the sovereign forces and of the right, including the European and Italian ones. His incident in the Vatican, where he entered into direct controversy with Bergoglio, did not tarnish his approval. If there were no Trump, Pompeo could be a strong candidate.
USA 2024: THE HYPOTHESIS OF REAGAN 2.0, THE ANTI ABORTION TED CRUZ
Born in Canada and the son of a Cuban immigrant, Cruz is another highly rated name among Republicans. He studied at Princeton and Harvard and worked as a legal counsel for some politicians such as John Boehner and George W. Bush. It expresses positions with a strong conservative tone: opposed to abortion and gay marriage, it also opposes the limitation of arms trafficking and illegal immigration. It supports the death penalty. 51, Cruz sees himself as a White House-ready Reagan 2.0.
USA 2024, THE ANTI TRUMP RON DE SANTIS
Young, determined, with a high approval rating. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis may turn out to be the real anti Trump in the Republican primary. Of Italian origin, to be exact from the province of Avellino, he enlisted in the navy and worked in Guantanamo and Iraq, before being discharged in 2010 with the rank of lieutenant. After he started teaching military law, he began political life which led him to victory in one of the key states. Born in 1978, DeSantis beat Trump in some polls. But its strength, being the only real alternative other than Trump and Trumpians, may also turn out to be its weakness.
USA 2024: THE NIKKI HALEY DIPLOMATIC COMPROMISE
Former Governor of South Carolina, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley has a higher diplomatic profile than many of her potential rivals. After the siege of Capitol Hill, he seemed to have distanced himself from Trump, saying that the former president had “disappointed” the party and the Americans. But recently he seems to have changed his mind and in his public speeches has returned to praise him. He evidently understood the mood in the Party. You could be a compromise choice, if anything, between Trumpians and more moderate Republicans.
USA 2024, THE KRISTI NOEM TEA PARTY
There is also another female figure who could potentially aspire to participate in the Republican primary of 2024. This is Kristi Noem, a former representative of South Dakota in the House of Representatives. It re-enters the area of the old supporters of the Tea Party.
USA 2024: OUTSIDERS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR PRIMARY REPUBLICANS: RUBIO, ABBOTT AND IVANKA TRUMP
Beyond the most talked about names, there are several other options, albeit less quoted, among the possible candidates for the Republican primaries. Among them was Tucker Carlson, a staunch Trumpian Fox News commentator. Attention also to Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Among the suggestions also Trump’s children, Donald Jr. and Ivanka.