In the weeks after former President Donald Trump left the White House and especially on the terms on which he departed, the mainstream media has pushed a narrative that his popularity is down and that he’s losing support.
According to Fox News, that couldn’t be further from reality, as a Politico reporter recently found out, Trump’s popularity among his base of tens of millions of supporters is not only not waning, but it’s growing stronger by the day.
Politico reporter Tara Palmeri ventured outside of Washington D.C. on a mission to get a feel for how Trump’s supporters were feeling, especially with the former president facing an unprecedented second Senate impeachment trial, and the feedback she received was undeniable, according to what she revealed in a recent MSNBC interview.
“People don’t want to hear anything against Trump,” Palmeri said during the interview. “Actually, the more he stays out of the media, the more that he becomes this martyr, this looming figure over the GOP.”
She went on to describe fascinating situations developing in states like Wyoming, where she claims a type of “crusade” is being waged on behalf of the former president. Of course, Wyoming is the home state of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who was one of a handful of Republicans to vote in favor of Trump’s impeachment. Some pundits have claimed that her decision to do so was potentially a career-ending move.
As a matter of fact, Palmeri reported that Cheney now seems to be the number one political enemy in Wyoming, according to her first-hand experience asking locals what they thought of their representative.
“I actually went out of my way to try to find someone who would defend her and I really could not,” Palmeri said. “She didn’t have that much name recognition, considering she’s a Cheney. … I mean, I said her name at a hardware store, and someone shouted a threat.”
She would go on to suggest that Trump’s upcoming impeachment and — if it happens — a conviction, “would make him even more powerful.”
Most recently, House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) took a trip down to Palm Beach, Florida for a meeting with the president. The two struck a handshake deal that Trump will focus his efforts on helping Republicans win back the House in 2022, according to Politico.