Kurt Bardella, a former GOP House official, says Trump will likely announce his 2024 campaign soon.
“This guy has the impulse control of a freaking toddler,” Bardella told MSNBC†
Trump has faced harsh criticism over the revelations that emerged during the Jan. 6 hearings.
A former GOP House official said former President Donald Trump will likely announce his 2024 presidential run soon, despite mounting criticism he received during the Jan. 6 hearings.
“Well, we all know from past experience that Donald Trump doesn’t care about anyone but Donald Trump,” Kurt Bardellaa former GOP senior adviser to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee turned Trump critic, told MSNBC on Saturday.
“So I’m not surprised that given the criticism that is now mounting, after the January 6 hearings, he is thinking of pulling the trigger now,” he added.
Bardella, who is now a Democrat, said he welcomed the idea of Trump announcing his presidential election, implying it could “implode the Republican party before November”.
Bardella’s comments got in the way speculation that Trump is considering announcing his 2024 run early in an effort to stave off the wave of criticism against him in the wake of damning testimonials of witnesses called by the Jan. 6 commission investigating the Capitol riots.
However, some Republicans are concerned that a Trump’s early announcement could harm the Republican Party in the upcoming midterm elections. Sources close to Trump said: CBS that a final decision has not yet been made on whether or not to run or when this will be announced.
There has also been speculation that Trump may face obstruction of justice charges after Rep. Liz Cheney, the GOP vice chair of the Jan. 6 committee, proof provided that the Trump camp may have been involved in witness tampering.
Bardella said it would be characteristic of Trump not to think about the consequences of his actions for his party.
“Eventually he’s going to do what he wants. He’s shown time and again that this guy has the impulse control of a freaking toddler,” he said, adding that Trump was the “golem” who created the GOP.
Bardella added that, behind the scenes, Republicans who “want to opt out of Donald Trump” are likely to “root for the Jan. 6 committee.”
“These guys have been trying to divorce themselves from Donald Trump for the past five years,” he said. “They just lacked the courage, ability and guts to actually do it.”
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