Trump Out Of 2024 Race?

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Once-Trump ally, Former national security adviser John Bolton relayed that the GOP desired a fresh face for the 2024 general election.

Bolton’s comments come as more of the former President’s allies distance themselves from him and point to alternatives.

Bolton, who served in Trump’s White House between 2018 and 2019, pointed to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) as the possible “fresh face” Republicans could nominate for the 2024 General Election.

Speaking to The Guardian, Bolton pointed to DeSantis’ “successful run as governor of Florida,” pointing to a win of his reelection bid for Governor, and adding that people view DeSantis as the next generation’s candidate.

Instead, Bolton had some harsh words about Trump, describing one of Trump’s “biggest problems” being he is “old and tired now.”

Trump announced his 2024 White House bid on November 15, despite calls from within the GOP for him to delay the announcement until after the Georgia runoff.

Trump’s influence on voters was called into question after the former President’s presence in this election cycle was blamed for the GOP’s red wave not materializing.

Bolton described talking to voters to decipher what happened during the midterms and discovered many had just “switched Trump off in their brain.”

Bolton claimed that even those that loved Trump’s “style,” “approach,” and “politics” were afraid of losing the 2024 general election because of the dismal midterm results.

Bolton is among a laundry list of former Trump allies who’ve expressed being tired of Trump putting himself before the GOP.

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, both of whom once supported Trump, have expressed that Trump is the reason for the midterm’s performance.