Tuesday, April 23, 2024

'White Guilt' Will Drive GOP Donors Away From Trump: Charlie Kirk


Donald Trump remains in the lead in polls pitting him against other presidential candidates, but conservative political commentator Charlie Kirk thinks liberal GOP donors are “white guilt” by diverting their donation dollars to a different presidential candidate. can direct.

Trump was the first high-profile candidate to announce his presidential candidacy in November, and recently, the GOP presidential candidate pool has become more crowded. Former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley announced her campaign in February, and in the past 10 days, Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina and Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida have also entered the ring after widely anticipated campaign launches for both. threw away his hat. Trump continues to dominate the polls but may struggle to do well in the primaries amid ongoing legal battles and the continuing controversy he shares on Truth Social.

However, Kirk feels that Scott, the first black person to represent South Carolina in Congress, holds an advantage over Trump by attracting much-needed fundraising dollars from GOP donors because of “white guilt.”


US President Donald Trump shakes hands with conservative activist Charlie Kirk at a forum called the Generation Next Summit at the White House on March 22, 2018. Kirk recently said GOP donors are directing their donations to Senator Tim Scott instead of Trump. Can Because of “white guilt”.

Kirk recently said, “Republicans have been looking for our own Obama since 2008, like it’s going to solve all our problems.” episode In the talk show of his name. “It’s too bad you have to look at everything through a racial lens because Senator Tim Scott, regardless of his race, has a lot to offer in a really powerful and charismatic way. I think he Is a thoughtful person, even though he is far more moderate than I am on some issues.

“Senator Tim Scott will certainly continue to resonate with a more moderate Republican donor in that he wants center-right policies,” Kirk said, before citing moderate GOP donors. “‘Oh, it’s Senator Scott and he’s not the kind of guy you don’t like. He’s a moderate and he’s right.’ There is also a lot of white guilt that permeates some of these donor decisions, make no mistake.”

newsweek Scott’s campaign was contacted by email for comment.

Scott’s optimistic outlook contrasts with Trump’s verbal attacks, but newsweek With a prestigious Harvard/Harris poll reported, Scott is far behind Trump in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup. vote released last week showed Trump having a 79-21 advantage over Scott in a two-man contest. The online poll was conducted in the United States between May 17 and 18 and 2,004 registered voters were surveyed.

When Scott was included with other potential GOP candidates such as DeSantis, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, former Vice President Mike Pence and Trump, only 1 percent of GOP voters admitted they would vote for him, with 58 percent admitting they would. Will vote for Trump and 16 percent. for DeSantis.

The poll posed a question to GOP voters about who they would vote for in the primary if Trump did not run for president, with Scott leading by one percentage point but DeSantis emerging as the easy frontrunner.