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January 6 Rally Organizer Dumps Trump – Calls Him ‘Disconnected From The Base’

Amy Kremer is the chair of Women for America First and was also a key organizer of the January 6, 2021 rally that resulted in the storming of the Capitol by thousands of pro-Trump supporters, but she says she’s had enough of the failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump because he’s “disconnected from the base” that one supported him.

Kremer made her remarks shortly after Rep. Mo Brooks (AL) was defeated by a Trump-endorsed candidate, Katie Britt, in Tuesday’s Alabama GOP primary:

“Donald Trump is disconnected from the base,” said Kremer, who was an early supporter of Trump and prior to that, a leading activist in the tea party movement. “I don’t know what has happened there. I think he’s getting bad advice from the people around him, and I think it’s unfortunate, but it’s time for those of us in the movement to get back to basics, back to our first principles.”

“We were here long before President Trump came along, and we’re going to be here long afterward,” Kremer said.

Trump-supported candidates have been losing across the country, a clear sign that the ex-president’s hold in the GOP is waning. And with the House Select Committee continuing to lay out evidence of Trump’s crimes in connection with trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election, he’s also facing further humiliation and potential legal jeopardy.

Politico notes that Trump has seen the party start to slip away from him, with Republicans going against the candidates he endorses more often than would have been the case even a year ago:

Such a split among conservative leaders who typically kowtow to Trump – but have been willing to speak out against his endorsed candidate – has been a recurring phenomenon in this year’s Republican primaries. Longtime Trump allies found themselves opposing the former president in primaries in Ohio and Pennsylvania last month, bitter races that resulted in some Trump loyalists arguing that he was wrong in his endorsements of J.D. Vance in Ohio and Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania.

 

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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