Former President Donald Trump’s historic win in the just concluded Iowa caucus may be a sign of his weakness, according to Governor JB Pritzker (D-IL).
Trump wins Iowa by a bigger percentage than any Republican.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 16, 2024
Trump won the Iowa caucus by over 30 points, breaking the state’s record for the biggest win margin in history. Pritzker, in an interview on MSNBC, argued that nearly half of Iowa Republicans did not vote for the former president.
TUCKER: Trump did to Iowa what the Vikings once did to the Irish coast. Only smoldering huts remain. Chris Wallace looked like he was going to be sickpic.twitter.com/9Fdx14focI
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“Almost half of the base of the Republican Party showing up for this caucus tonight voted against Donald Trump,” Pritzker said. “Think about that. I mean, this is the most famous Republican. He’s the guy who, you know, basically built the modern Republican Party, the MAGA Republican Party that the Democrats are running against. Half of the people in that party did not vote for Donald Trump. I think that is telling. It tells you the weakness of Donald Trump and also the opportunity for Democrats because in the end, look, if the base doesn’t turn out for Donald Trump in the general election enthusiastically and Democrats turn out its base, this is all about, you know, independents, and independents don’t like Donald Trump.”
Pritzker: Almost half of the base of the Republican party showing up for this caucus voted against Trump… So, I think that is telling. It tells you the weakness of Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/vETZEoHKIW
— Acyn (@Acyn) January 16, 2024
Pritzker maintained that the Republican primary race will be over if Trump wins the New Hampshire and South Carolina GOP primaries.
Monday night, Trump won the largest margin of victory in the history of contested Iowa Republican caucuses. Democrats say they need at least two more weeks to finish counting the votes for non-candidate Joe Biden, and predict that his total will top Trump. pic.twitter.com/793S2r7dI6
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) January 16, 2024
“So, I think we are in a pretty good place tonight to see what’s happening on the Republican side,” Pritzker added. “If Donald Trump in fact is the winner tonight, and able to win in New Hampshire and in South Carolina, probably the race is over. But the truth is that all of these candidates are running as sort of mini me Trump Republicans. They all have exactly the position that you mentioned earlier. A six-week ban on abortion. They want a national abortion ban. The Republican Party is standing against working families. Donald Trump is representative of everything that is wrong with the current environment in politics.”