Mark Meadows Believes That Americans ‘Want To See Donald Trump Back In The White House’
Former chief of staff to former President Donald Trump, Mark Meadows, sat down for an interview with Newsmax on Tuesday where he stated that he believed an alleged feud going on between GOP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Trump over the 2024 presidential election is just a “distraction.”
He then told host Jenn Pellegrino, that he believes Americans “want Donald Trump back in the White House.”
“I can tell you, Gov. DeSantis is doing a great job in Florida, but he’s also smart enough to know that this is the party of Trump. This will continue to be,” Meadows remarked.
“It’s his decision on whether he runs for president or not, but I can tell you, if he does, it won’t be Ron DeSantis challenging him. It will be the media trying to create this conflict that obviously is not there,” the former chief of staff said.
The statement by Meadows comes amid media reports Trump is privately trashing the Florida governor as “dull” and without a realistic chance at winning in 2024, according to Axios.
A second source reportedly added Trump is irritated DeSantis “won’t say he won’t run [in 2024],” as other speculated challengers have already confirmed they will not challenge him, Axios noted.
Meadows added he was “surprised how rapidly” the country was shifting to the right ahead of 2024, with a recent Gallup survey suggesting party preference shifted from 49% Democrat/lean Democrat and 40% Republican/lean Republican in the first quarter of 2021 to 47% Republican/lean Republican and 42% Democrat/lean Democrat in the last quarter of the year.
“And why is that? Because Joe Biden’s policies are not Donald Trump’s policies,” Meadows stated in conclusion. “Donald Trump policies work. Joe Biden’s obviously are not, and they’re reminded of it every time they go to the gas pump, every time they go to the grocery store they’re reminded of it. And they’re going to go to the ballot box and make sure their voice is heard in 2022 and 2024.”