“No one in the Republican primaries is going to beat, defeat President Trump,” Ed Rollins, a former adviser to President Ron Reagan, told “Sunday Report.”
“He has a strong, solid base. It’s gotten stronger as he’s gone through these terrible indictments. The fact that he’s been indicted on 91 counts is just absurd.”
President Joe Biden’s Justice Department has effectively run a picket fence defense on the White House by indicting Trump and sucking up all the Republican Party oxygen, distracting from the real issues facing America.
“At the end of the day here, we’re going to spend all of our time watching trials or listening to trials analysis as opposed to discussing the issues,” Rollins, who was once one of those encouraging DeSantis to run, told host Joe Pinion.
“This is a very vulnerable President Biden, and the former president can stand up there and take everything apart from the immigration to the economy and what have you.
“And unfortunately the challenge will be to breakthrough when you’ve got all this legal stuff, and I think to a certain extent Republicans ought to be talking about those issues, not about Trump’s legal problems.”
The fundraising within the Republican Party has been stretched in what has been an expensive GOP presidential primary to date, and Rollins suggested there needs to be some consolidation to help the eventual nominee in ultimately defeating the true enemies in the Democratic Party.
“Republican donors, small and large, have been pressed pretty hard the last couple of years both of President Trump and also for the Senate candidates, and they will be again,” Rollins told Pinion.
“The thing that worries me about the president is that he’s got such enormous legal challenges and the cost of paying for those, which he’s paid most of his own fees out of his part of his PACs.”