Ex-RNC chair: 2024 GOP field 'a cover band trying to dethrone the Bruce Springsteen of the MAGA movement'

Ex-RNC chair: 2024 GOP field 'a cover band trying to dethrone the Bruce Springsteen of the MAGA movement'
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Ex-Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus said on Sunday's edition of ABC's This Week that the growing field of 2024 presidential hopefuls has little chance of knocking former President Donald Trump off of his frontrunner pedestal because Trump is the sole "Make America Great Again" superstar.

"And they are getting to know Ron DeSantis. What is, you talked about him, but what is his path to the nomination? How does he differentiate himself? He's not really going after Trump at rallies," host Martha Raddatz noted of Florida's right-wing governor.

"And that's the thing, is really not going after Donald Trump, and the problem that all of these folks have. And I think — with respect to Donna [Brazile] — I think the difference between this year and 2016 is that Donald Trump is the Bruce Springsteen of the MAGA movement, and these guys are, are a cover band trying to dethrone the Bruce Springsteen of the MAGA movement," Priebus opined.

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"So they're banking on a lot of things happening between now and 2024," Priebus added. "And I think that these other folks that are getting in — a Ron DeSantis — if they're not willing to go toe to toe with Donald Trump, smash mouth politics, it isn't going to work."

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