Arkansas GOP governor says he wouldn't support a Trump 2024 reelection bid

  • Arkansas GOP governor says he wouldn't support a Trump 2024 reelection bid

Arkansas GOP governor says he wouldn't support a Trump 2024 reelection bid

"He's going to have a voice, as former presidents do, but there are many voices in the party and again, he should not define our future", Hutchinson said. A majority of Trump voters (54%) are more loyal to the candidate than the party (34%).

Hutchinson reiterated that Trump "should not define" the GOP's future. "We have got to define it for ourself", the Republican governor added. And 58 percent believe the lie that the January 6th attack on the Capitol was "mostly an antifa-inspired attack that only involved a few Trump supporters".

Trump, meanwhile, hasn't declared whether he would seek the 2024 nomination.

According to a survey from Rasmussen Reports published last week, it found that 70 percent of likely voters said the recent impeachment proceedings against Trump either didn't make much difference in their opinion of the former president, or they now have a better opinion of him. He got a hero's welcome while driving by cheering supporters in Florida on Presidents Day.

Hutchinson said Sunday: 'He'll only define the party if we let him. Other's voices are important in this debate and I think it's fine for CPAC to invite former President Trump to speak.

Governor Hutchinson, on a return trip to CNN this morning, further distanced himself from Donald Trump by saying in response to a question that he wouldn't vote for him should he be the nominee in 2024.

After describing the announcement by his nephew, Arkansas State Sen. Jim Hendren, announced in a video Thursday that he would be leaving the party citing the coup attempt of the Capitol building.

Trump had stoked a campaign of spreading debunked conspiracy theories and false violent rhetoric that the 2020 election was stolen from him in the weeks before the insurrection.

But Hutchinson said the Republican Party will have a "good future" if it sticks to core conservative principles rather than 'personalities'.

'I have worked with Ivanka and others, and they love America.

"I won't say yet, but we have tremendous support. The Republican party is divided between those who will continue to be fearful of Donald Trump and the way that he can embolden the base of the Republican Party and continue the 'Big Lie, ' and the people who are willing to call the lie for what it was".

Former Republican Texas Rep. And I don't think he's a fool, and I don't think he's a liar.