Trump’s “success efficacy” on issues like immigration could play some role in whether he can snag the GOP’s presidential nomination, said Tim Miller, a onetime Republican National Committee spokesperson, during a Friday appearance on MSNBC.
But Trump’s push to develop a coronavirus vaccine, and his acceptance of COVID-19 mitigation measures such as lockdowns in the early months of the pandemic, may make him “most vulnerable,” Miller told anchor Alex Wagner.
“He could get positioned as, ‘Oh you went in with the establishment, with the medical establishment, and the elites, when [Florida Republican Gov.] Ron DeSantis ... zagged the other direction and listened to the people,’” said Miller.
The prediction stunned Wagner.
“Wow,” she responded. “Wow. From the man who was advocating hydroxychloroquine [for off-label use], he’s now too mainstream for the GOP.”
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