Political consultant and pollster Dick Morris spilled the political tea on longtime friend former President Donald Trump in his new book, The Return.
“Will he run in 2024? You bet he will. Will he be the GOP nominee? Absolutely. Will he win the election? Yes,” he said in his quick reading strategy book obtained by The Washington Examiner.
“Our candidate in 2024 will be, and must be, Donald J. Trump. Accept no substitutes. Only he can put together the coalition that generated 74 million votes in 2020.
“And we don’t want a bleached-out, kinder, nicer, gentler Donald Trump, either! We want and need the same Donald Trump who won in 2016, increased his vote share in 2020 by eleven million votes, and in between, was one of our truly great presidents,” added Morris, a Newsmax analyst and host of Dick Morris Democracy.
Morris is more knowledgeable about Trump insiders than the majority of insiders, though he is not only a member of the Trump “extended family,” but he also served as the president’s top unpaid adviser in 2020 and has remained so ever since.
“I have spoken with the former president dozens of times since he left office, and our conversations were always either about how he was cheated in 2020, or how he would get back in 2024. He has never, for a moment, taken his eye off the ball — getting back in the White House!” added Morris.
Morris reviewed what went might have gone wrong in 2020 and what the 2024 strategy could be for Trump’s return in “The Return: Trump’s Big 2024 Comeback.”
He acknowledges that election fraud hurt Trump’s chances of winning reelection, for instance, but admits that the main problem is that President Joe Biden recently received more votes, which Trump still needs to overcome.
He recommended that Republicans elect Republican secretaries of state who establish election rules, that states work to restore pre-COVID voting laws, and that the GOP increase voter turnout. Bigger votes are the future, he argued, and the GOP needs to prepare for them.
Additionally, he claimed that neither the Trump campaign nor the White House properly understood the virus’s effects, their anti-mask message, or how hard the liberal media was pushing to undermine Trump: “His most serious error was to incur the wrath of the media,” said Morris, who is acutely familiar with media fire.
But the three factors that supported Trump in his 2016 election—the economy, illegal immigration, and rising crime—are still at play. And he proposed a theme that would serve as a reminder to voters that they were all in control when Trump gave Biden the keys to the White House.
“Each of the three has the same unique feature: none was a problem under Donald Trump, and all emerged as serious issues on the day that Biden was inaugurated,” said Morris.