Donald Trump may now have a significant obstacle to overcome if he decides to run for president again.
When Trump was president before, he found out how hard it was to work with Congress when congressional leadership within your party is not on the same page.
Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), a known enemy of Trump, is now seeing re-election, but the news gets far worse for Trump.
So, if you read CJR regularly, you know how I feel about McConnell already.
I not only want him out of leadership, but I also want him gone, period.
If we manage to get step one of that done, we may still have a problem.
Thune is currently the number two man for the GOP in the Senate.
Generally, he would naturally inherit the leadership role if McConnell decided to step down, which he admitted factored into his decision to run for re-election.
If Thune were to get that leadership role, it would create a rather significant problem for Trump.
When Trump heard that Thune was running for re-election, he stated, “RINO John Thune, ‘Mitch’s boy’, should just let it play out.
“South Dakota doesn’t like weakness.
“He will be primaried in 2022, political career over!!!”
This really sets up a major battle not only between Trump and Thune, but also between Trump and the RNC, as well as several other “allies” of Trump.
Thune will get the party backing, and he also has the support of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
That Committee happens to be run by Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), who aligns with Trump.
This is a race we now have to watch closely as voters because if Thune wins, it presents a very serious question in how effective Trump would be in the Oval Office if he decides to run and he wins in 2024.
Do you think Trump will be able to back a primary candidate that can beat Thune in South Dakota?
If Thune wins, do you believe Trump should allow another candidate to take the nod from the GOP?
Tell us in the comments section below.