President Donald Trump has trashed “RINO Paul Ryan” as “one of the weakest and worst speakers ever.”
Trump was responding to a new poll by Turning Point USA that shows the 45th president was the clear favorite to be the GOP nominee for the 2024 presidential election.
According to the Poll: “78.7% of attendees said they would vote for Trump.
“19% said they would vote for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, 1% said they’d vote for South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, 0.5% said they’d vote for former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, 0.3% said they would vote for Sen. Ted Cruz, 0.3% said they’d vote for former Amb. Nikki Haley, and 0.3% said they’d vote for former Vice President Mike Pence.”
At Turning Point’s summit over the weekend, Trump gave a huge hint about 2024, saying: “If I stayed home, if I announced that I was not going to run for office, the persecution of Donald Trump would immediately stop.
“But that’s what they want me to do.
“And you know what? There’s no chance I do that.”
Today on “Fox and Friends,” the hosts mentioned the new poll but also said there were other polls that showed Trump was running neck and neck with Gov. DeSantis.
Trump fired back, arguing that the reporting suggests that Paul Ryan, who is now a top executive at Fox News, “must be running the place.”
“@foxandfriends just really botched my poll numbers, no doubt on purpose.
“That show has been terrible – gone to the ‘dark side.’
“They quickly quote the big Turning Point Poll victory of almost 60 points over the number two Republican, and then hammer me with outliers.
“Actually, almost all polls have me leading all Republicans & Biden BY A LOT.
“RINO Paul Ryan, one of the weakest and worst Speakers EVER, must be running the place.
“Anyway, thank you to Turning Point, the crowd & ‘love’ was AMAZING!”
TRUMP TOPS TURNING POINT POLL: Nearly 80% Say They Would Vote for the Former Prez https://t.co/0XQPJVskZU
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) July 25, 2022
The poll underscored the former president’s staying power with his most ardent supporters despite unflattering revelations about him from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.https://t.co/Uxw3Vrt6U8
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) July 25, 2022
Steve Doocy noted, after showing the poll results, “Keep in mind, Turning Point, a group of young Republican conservative activists from all across the country.
“So, you have got people from all across the country convening in Tampa.”
“I’m thinking about that is a little different than a couple of other polls that we have seen over the last couple of weeks two,” he added.
“Weeks ago in Florida Blueprint polling did a poll, DeSantis leads the former president in all age groupings.”