Mick Mulvaney served as acting White House chief of staff for former President Donald Trump, but he is no longer in Trump’s corner. Mulvaney recently condemned his former boss calling him “the only Republican who could lose.”
Trump made his official announcement on Tuesday declaring that he will run again for president in the 2024 presidential race. Mulvaney also said that a Trump candidacy is not good for the GOP.
“I think he’s the only Republican who could lose,” Mulvaney said on CNN.
The former White House chief of staff predicted that Trump will likely become the Republican nominee due to his hard-core, right-wing supporters. He believes that they can push him over the finish line “under the winner-take-all primary system.”
The problem, as Mulvaney sees it, is that Trump will ultimately distract voters from the terrible presidency of Joe Biden. He said that this will help democrats keep control of the White House.
Mulvaney said, “That means the 2024 race is not about Joe Biden or whatever Democrat is on the ticket, not about inflation, not about world events, not about abortion. It will be about Donald Trump, the same thing we saw in 2020.”
He also gave his thoughts on the 2020 election saying that no one really voted for Joe Biden in the last election. They were either voting for or against Donald Trump. The last election was a referendum on Trump. And Mulvaney said the same thing could happen again in 2024. He just doesn’t see the outcome being different two years from now than it was in 2020.
Mulvaney believes that someone like DeSantis could beat Trump head-to-head in the primary. But he explained it this way, “But it’s not going to be a head-to-head race. There will be five or six other people in the race and he’ll get the 35 percent that really support him and under the winner-take-all primary system, he’ll be the nominee.”