Ex-GOP lawmaker claims Trump's North Carolina speech showed he's in decline

Yolanda Curtis
June 6, 2021

However, she continued, due to the young ages of her children, "it is going to be very hard for me to enter this Senate race right now".

Trump delivered his latest comments in a speech to hundreds of Republican officials and activists gathered for the North Carolina GOP convention, the opening appearance in what is expected to be a new phase of rallies and public events.

Lara Trump, the wife of second son Eric Trump, made the announcement Saturday night as her father-in-law began his remarks at the North Carolina Republican Convention, in Greenville.

Tabloid news publications like TMZ and Metro showed zoomed-in videos of the billionaire's crotch area, and some social media users took to Twitter to mock Trump, suggesting that the 74-year-old had unintentionally put his trousers on backward at the North Carolina GOP convention. Richard Burr, who is retiring from Congress after 18 years in the Senate and ten in the House. The Senate currently now effectively has 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans, with Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris casting tie-breaking votes.

When asked by CNBC about the "broader efforts" the "From the Desk of Donald J Trump" blog was a part of, adviser Jason Miller simply said: "Hoping to have more information on the broader efforts soon, but I do not have a precise awareness of timing".

McCrory repeatedly told reporters that he believed the audience was "flat" after Trump gave Budd his endorsement, arguing that North Carolina voters would make their choice no matter whom Trump supported. "He will fight like hell".

Trump's endorsement carries considerable weight in Republican primaries. Trump is pondering a comeback bid in 2024 against Democratic President Joe Biden, and endorsements are one of his key forms of political capital. Ted Budd in the crowded Republican primary.

North Carolina had been a strong Republican fort for the Republicans.

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