Senator Mitt Romney (UT-R) said that he could see former President Donald Trump securing the nomination in 2024 if he decided to run, a clear indication of his grip on the GOP.
Romney was speaking with the New York Times’s DealBook DC Policy Project on Tuesday when he made the assertion.
‘I don’t know if he’ll run in 2024 or not, but if he does, I’m pretty sure he will win the nomination,’ the senator stated.
The longtime Trump critic added that ‘a lot can happen between now and 2024.’
He continued: ‘I look at the polls, and the polls show that among the names being floated as potential contenders in 2024, if you put President Trump in there among Republicans, he wins in a landslide.’
When asked if he would campaign against Trump, Romney indicated that he would throw his support behind someone else.
‘I would not be voting for President Trump again. I haven’t voted for him in the past. And I would probably be getting behind somebody who I thought more represented the tiny wing of the Republican Party that I represent.’
Trump, who told his supporters following his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial that ‘our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun,’ continues to hold majority support nearly a month after leaving office.