Buck Sexton, the host of “The Buck Sexton Show,” said Wednesday that no matter the outcome of the presidential race, President Trump and his movement is the future of the Republican Party.
Democrats and pollsters tried to portray Trump as a political fossil who massages his ego with massive rallies that are attended by his fiercest supporters. They were planning on a Blue Wave to sweep across the country and assumed that the county would embrace the Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brand of socialism and riots in the street.
Only one problem: Trump actually saw historic gains at the ballot box and widened the Republican Party’s tent.
“This is Trump’s political party,” Sexton said. “There is no realistic future of the GOP that anyone can see right now that does not involve the Trump approach.”
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, said that if Trump ends up losing the election and decides to run in 2024, he would “certainly be the front-runner,” according to Fox News.
Axios, citing unnamed sources, reported that Trump has told advisers that he was already considering a run in four years. The report pointed out that U.S. presidents can only serve two terms that do not need to be consecutive. The report cited a poll that showed 40% of Americans believe Trump would run for president again in 2024.
Sexton said that Trump’s movement is based on ideas, while Democrats are “based on a hatred of one man and spite toward his 70 million-plus supporters.” Sexton pointed to Trump’s effectiveness in widening the tent for the party, and attracting a historic number of Latino and African-American voters.
Jason Riley, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, wrote “anyone playing the long game, it’s clear that the president’s brand of Republican populism isn’t going away. For some of us, the most interesting story of the 2020 election is not the Biden victory, which is the one thing that the pollsters ultimately got right, but a Trump coalition that has not only endured but grown by more than seven million people in the past four years.”
Riley pointed out that the black support for Trump got back up to about 8%, which is just below pre-Obama numbers, he wrote. The main surge for Trump came from Latinos, “which jumped to 32% from 28%.”
Sexton said these voters like a Republica leader “who will say that they’re going to put the interests of Americans like them first. They like somebody who wants to make it easier for small business.”
“What did Joe Biden even run on?” Sexton asked. “Does anyone even remember?”