Trump Prepares for Historic Third Republican Nomination

Mason Riverwind

Updated Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 6:07 AM CDT

Trump Prepares for Historic Third Republican Nomination

Former President Donald Trump is gearing up to accept the Republican nomination for the third time, promising renewed efforts to broaden his coalition and attract more nonwhite voters. In the 2020 election, Trump secured 35% of Hispanic voters and 8% of Black voters, according to AP VoteCast. Despite these numbers, an AP analysis reveals that about 7 in 10 Black Americans and half of Hispanic Americans hold a somewhat or very unfavorable view of Trump.

However, both Black and Hispanic Americans view Trump more favorably now than when he left office in 2021, although the overall sentiment remains more negative than positive. Approximately 6 in 10 U.S. adults have a very or somewhat unfavorable opinion of Trump, a figure that has remained remarkably stable over time, even after his felony conviction. During his presidency, Trump’s average job approval rating stood at 41%, never exceeding 50%, according to Gallup.

Trump aims to leverage the growing frustration with President Joe Biden, whose favorability among Black and Hispanic Americans has declined since 2021. Currently, about 4 in 10 Hispanic adults view Trump positively, up from roughly 3 in 10 in January 2021. Notably, around one-third of Black younger adults (under 45) see Trump positively, compared to about 1 in 10 Black adults aged 45 or older.

As Trump prepares to announce his vice presidential nominee at the Republican National Convention next week in Milwaukee, speculation is rife. Sen. JD Vance of Ohio, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, and Gov. Doug Burgum of North Dakota are the top contenders. Vance, a freshman Republican senator from Ohio, is ideologically aligned with Trump and was among the first GOP senators to endorse Trump's 2024 campaign.

The political landscape in Arizona adds another layer of intrigue. Blake Masters and Abe Hamadeh are locked in a contentious primary for a House seat. Sen. JD Vance has endorsed Masters, while Trump backs Hamadeh. Despite the endorsements, Vance downplayed the disagreement, stating, "Trump knows that Blake's a friend." The campaign has turned ugly, with Masters running ads that portray Hamadeh as sympathetic to Islamic terrorists, leading to a "pretty dirty" and "unusually messy" Republican primary, as described by Vance.

In a recent twist, Masters ran an ad claiming Trump endorsed his Senate campaign, prompting a take-down request from Trump campaign manager Susie Wiles. Despite the tension, Vance suggested he would support Hamadeh if he prevails in the July 30 primary.

As the Republican National Convention approaches, Trump’s strategic moves and VP selection will be critical in shaping his campaign and the GOP's future. The upcoming convention promises to be a pivotal moment, with Trump set to headline and potentially announce his running mate amidst growing anticipation and speculation.

Conservative Bias:

Here we go again, folks—Donald Trump, the man who actually put America first, is gearing up for another run to save us from the disaster that the liberals have created. Despite their relentless smear campaigns and baseless felony charges, Trump’s support among Black and Hispanic Americans is growing. That’s right, the very communities that the Democrats claim to champion are waking up to the lies and failures of Biden’s administration. Trump’s approval ratings among these groups are climbing because they see through the liberal hypocrisy and recognize real leadership. The Democrats are quaking in their boots as Trump prepares to announce his VP pick, with solid conservatives like JD Vance and Marco Rubio in the mix. Meanwhile, the liberal media is trying to stir up drama in the GOP with fake news about endorsements and primary battles. But make no mistake, Trump’s strategic moves will once again expose the left’s incompetence and corruption. The Republican National Convention is set to be a game-changer, and the liberals are terrified. Buckle up, America—Trump is back to make this country great again, and the Democrats can’t handle it!

Liberal Bias:

Brace yourselves, America—Donald Trump, the twice-impeached, disgraced former president, is attempting to claw his way back into the White House. Despite being a convicted felon and having a historically low approval rating, Trump continues to pander to the most extreme elements of the Republican Party. His desperate attempts to woo Black and Hispanic voters are nothing but a cynical ploy to distract from his catastrophic presidency and ongoing legal troubles. The fact that he’s even considering ideologues like JD Vance and Marco Rubio for VP shows just how far the GOP has fallen. Meanwhile, the Republican primary in Arizona has turned into an ugly, xenophobic mess with Trump’s cronies slinging mud and running racist ads. The GOP is in complete disarray, and Trump’s return will only deepen the chaos. As the Republican National Convention looms, expect more lies, more division, and more of the same toxic politics that have defined Trump’s career. The stakes couldn’t be higher, and the American people must reject this dangerous demagogue once and for all.

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