Trump will lead Republican Party till his ‘breath’: CPAC chief

former President Donald Trump CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp will lead the Republican Party “until he breathes his last.”

Despite numerous investigations surrounding the January 6, 2021 riots at the US Capitol, Trump remains popular with the larger contingent of the GOP—and he continues to use his power by supporting candidates Those who embrace their brand of politics by forcing elected officials to conform to their positions or risk the wrath of their loyal supporters.

His influence was on full display at the Conservative Political Action Conference over the weekend, where his rhetoric and leadership were echoed in other Republican attendees, many of whom praised the former president.

Schlap, during an interview with Fox NewsRejected those who question whether or not Trump will remain the leader of the Republican Party in the future.

Trump will remain GOP leader: Schlapp
Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) chairman Matt Schlapp said former President Donald Trump will remain the leader of the Republican Party “until he takes his last breath”. Above, Trump speaks at the CPAC on Aug. 6.
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“Yet the question is, it’s almost as if people are confused – they ask the question, ‘Is he the leader in support of these people?'” he said. “Yes, and I think he will be till he takes his last breath because of everything he does.”

He praised Trump for expanding the reach of the GOP, saying the former president “rekindled” the idea that the Republican Party is a party of opportunity for people of color. Trump made some inroads with people of color, particularly Hispanic voters, but the GOP has still shown conflict with him in recent polls.

Trump’s Popularity Republican was Reinforced by CPAC Straw Pole over the weekendwhere attendees were asked who they would support for president in the 2024 GOP primary.

About 69 percent of attendees supported Trump, while Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis— widely considered to be Trump’s closest rival, should he run for president — the support of nearly 24 percent of attendees.

Trump has repeatedly Chances of another presidential race teased in 2024, when he will likely face the president Joe Biden In the rematch of the 2020 presidential election.

Trump approval numbers show support for former president

Even though Trump remains a popular, influential figure in conservative politics, polls have found him to be less popular among ordinary voters.

His Approval ratings have taken a toll In public, January 6, 2021, during a televised hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the attack – when a crowd of his supporters rioted at the US Capitol in a failed attempt to coerce Congress To prevent the election victory of President Joe Biden.

Still, the election finds him and Biden, who have faced struggling approval numbers amid economic concerns, in a tight race in a hypothetical 2024 matchup. A YouGov/Yahoo News poll conducted between July 28 and August 1 gave Biden a narrow 2-point lead over Trump. But a Redfield & Wilton Strategies poll conducted on July 28 found Trump with a 7-point lead over Biden among potential voters.

newsweek reached out to Trump’s office for comment.

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