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Trump in 2024? Republican candidate says out loud what they’re all thinking

By Lee Cleveland - July 2, 2023

In a recent interview with Newsweek, Larry Elder, a potential 2024 Republican Party presidential nominee, presented his case for why Donald Trump has no chance of being re-elected in 2024.

Elder, who gained recognition as a candidate in California’s gubernatorial recall vote in 2021, asserts that he is not specifically running against Trump, but rather running against President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. That stated, he seemed more than happy to throw shade on the former president.

Have you lost friends because of Donald Trump?,” Elder echoed via Newsweek.

“Are you walking on eggshells at work because of Donald Trump? Do you have strained relationships with your family and relatives because of Donald Trump?”

Continuing he added, “If the answer is yes, Houston we’ve got a problem, and that problem is called electability.”

Brutal, but truthful.

Challenging the Electability of Donald Trump

Elder encourages Republican voters to evaluate their stance on Donald Trump before casting their ballots in the GOP primary. He prompts them to reflect on whether they have experienced strained relationships with friends, family, or colleagues due to their support for Trump. By asking these questions, Elder highlights the potential problems associated with Trump’s electability.

Uniting Behind a Non-Trump Candidate

To secure victory in the November 2024 election, Elder believes that Republican voters must rally behind a candidate whose last name is not Trump. He emphasizes the need for a candidate who can attract swing voters in crucial states. Elder posits himself as the alternative, asserting that he possesses the qualities necessary to appeal to a broad range of voters and secure a win in 2024.

The Importance of Unity and Swing Voters

Elder’s argument hinges on the significance of unity within the Republican Party. He suggests that Republican voters should prioritize finding a candidate who can bridge the gap between party loyalists and swing voters. By doing so, the party can maximize its chances of success in the upcoming presidential election.

Presenting Himself as the Solution

Throughout the interview, Elder consistently emphasizes that he is the candidate who can fulfill the requirements outlined above. By distancing himself from Trump’s controversial persona, he believes he can attract both traditional Republican voters and swing voters who may have reservations about supporting a Trump-endorsed candidate.


I’m not supporting Elder but admire the fact he said the quiet part out loud, suggesting Trump is too toxic and divisive to be electable.

Elder, 71, is an American right-wing political commentator and conservative talk radio host A former attorney, he has written nonfiction books and a nationally syndicated column through Creators Syndicate.

In 2021, Elder made his first run for elected office, as a Republican candidate in the recall election of California’s Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom. The recall was defeated by a wide margin, with Elder placing first among the replacement candidates. On April 20, 2023, Elder announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2024 presidential election.


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