(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Former President Donald Trump is riding high after officially announcing earlier this week that he will run for the White House again in 2024.
But, one of his former lawyers is already predicting that Trump will fail once again in his attempt to return to Washington, in large part because the Republican Party views him as a “burden.”
Before Trump made his announcement official on Tuesday, Alan Dershowitz, a former professor at Harvard Law School who was part of the Trump legal team for his first Senate impeachment trial back in 2020, talked to Newsweek. He said he didn’t support Trump now in his bid for the White House.
As Dershowitz, who has often commented on Trump’s legal issues, said:
“The Republican Party understand that he’s become a burden rather than a benefit. He’s a benefit to some candidates, which is what makes it more complicated. His record of who he is supporting and how they did in the midterms is mixed.”
Most people believed that the Republicans would experience a red wave in the midterms, and easily retake control of both the House and the Senate. Yet, despite a country facing many issues — a flailing economy with high inflation and record prices, and border control problems — that never materialized.
While the GOP will take control of the House, it will only be by a slight margin. Over in the Senate, Republicans will be in the minority again, and they might even have one fewer senator than they did before the midterms.
Many of the candidates that Trump endorsed in the midterms ended up losing. That angered many long-standing Republicans, who believed that Trump’s candidates were no match for Democrats and should’ve never made it out of their primaries to begin with.
Dershowitz was promoting his newest book, “The Price of Principle: Why Integrity Is Worth the Consequences,” when he was talking to Newsweek. He explained:
“My book is about what happens to somebody like me who fights back and does the right thing. I represented Donald Trump. I don’t support him …
“I don’t want him to be president, but I thought his impeachment was unconstitutional … So, I did the principled thing in defending him.”
While many of his close aides and advisors urged him to hold off to announce his presidential bid, Trump just couldn’t hold back any longer. He had already waited until after the midterm elections were over, and despite the fact that there’s still a Senate runoff in Georgia on December 6, he pressed forward anyway.
At his announcement launch speech at his Mar-a-Lago estate on Tuesday, Trump said to the crowd:
“In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.”
The presidential election is still a full two years away, and the first votes during primary season are more than a year away.
Yet, by announcing his candidacy this early on, it gives Trump a head start on what’s sure to be a very long campaign cycle.