'Worst scenario': GOP governor admits a Trump 2024 presidential nomination would be horrible for the party

'Worst scenario': GOP governor admits a Trump 2024 presidential nomination would be horrible for the party
Asa Hutchinson in Berlin in July 2016, Wikimedia Commons

One Republican governor has shared his brutally honest assessment about the possibility of former President Donald Trump's 2024 presidential run.

During a recent interview with The Associated Press, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R), who may be prepping to launch his own presidential campaign, admitted that he's not thrilled about the idea of Trump clinching the Republican nomination in 2024.

In fact, he described that possibility as a worst-case scenario for the political party. According to Hutchinson, President Joe Biden might actually welcome a Trump nomination as it may help boost his chances of re-election.

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“That’s really the worst scenario,” Hutchinson stated. “That’s almost the scenario that Biden wishes for. And that’s probably how he got elected the first time. It became, you know, a binary choice for the American people between the challenges that we saw in the Trump presidency, particularly the closing days, versus Biden…”

Hutchinson also expressed deep disapproval of Trump's actions following the 2020 election when he attempted to overturn the results.

“It hurts our country,” Hutchinson said. “I mean, any leader, former president that says suspend the Constitution is tearing at the fabric of our democracy. And so we want to make sure that the people know that it’s Republicans that support the rule of law.”

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Hutchinson's latest remarks follow his recent comments about the 2022 midterm elections. The Arkansas governor believes that all of Trump's endorsements negatively impacted the outcome of the election as many of his endorsed candidates lost key races.

“There’s a cost that comes with his endorsement,” he said at the time. “We saw this time and time again in the midterm elections. And whenever candidates talk about commonsense conservative values and address the challenges of inflation and energy costs, they win on the Republican side because the voters trust Republican principles and ideas.”

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