For months

Some Republicans worry that maybe possibly Trump has some bad qualities. This is the first they’ve heard of it and they’re concerned.

The Republicans’ failure to deliver the must promised “red wave” in the midterms was a significant blow to Trump’s claim to be the voice of his party’s voters, not least because of the defeat of key candidates endorsed by him. But backing from the grass roots, which gave him a tight grip on the Republicans for years and kept its hostile leadership at bay, has been eroding for months.

Months. Not years, months. Up until a few months ago he was a reasonable compassionate intelligent guy, then suddenly something went wrong.

Republican county chairs and activists say the former president’s support has fallen as a result of his continued pushing of election conspiracy theories, the investigations into his businesses and political actions, and his attacks on his most threatening challenger, DeSantis.

That stuff was fine between 2015 and a few months ago, but now it’s unfine.

Trump’s deriding of his Florida rival as Ron “DeSanctimonious” days before the midterms was a last straw for some. Then he took to Fox News to warn off DeSantis from running for the presidency, saying “he could hurt himself very badly” and threatening to “tell you things about him that won’t be very flattering”.

“I think he would be making a mistake. I think the base would not like it. I don’t think it would be good for the party,” said Trump.

Burl said she was “shocked” by the former president’s attack on DeSantis.

Yeah it’s very shocking, unlike everything he’s done before.

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