Fox News host Laura Ingraham appears to favor having Donald Trump back in the White House, especially when the alternative is another four years of President Joe Biden.
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That would help explain why she’s giving the former president some unofficial campaign advice.
Ingraham seemed to offer a critique of Trump, expressing concern over his continued focus on the disputed 2020 election. According to her view, it’s imperative for Trump to redirect his attention, prioritize a comprehensive 50-state strategy, and refrain from dwelling on past grievances.
In a recent “Ingraham Angle” segment, Ingraham delivered a clear and direct message, urging Trump to shift his focus towards the future. She advised him to refrain from discussing the 2020 election if he aims to achieve success in the 2024 presidential race.
Ingraham emphatically asserted that dwelling on the past would not attract new supporters to his campaign and might even diminish his current following.
“I’m going to offer my free advice to both Trump and [Florida Gov. Ron] DeSantis — both will probably be unhappy, but there you have it. As someone who’s covered seven previous presidential campaigns and worked for President Reagan, I think it’s time that both of you candidates remember a few things,” she said.
“First, to Gov. DeSantis. The voters in Ohio and Arizona, Pennsylvania — they don’t know you very well, but they don’t want to hear a litany of Florida accomplishments at this point, as great as they are,” she went on.
“They want to know that you’re going to be able to defeat Biden on the issue that is number one: the economy. So, talk about the economy. What are your specific solutions to protect American jobs and bring down the price of energy? Smile, also. Have fun out there,” she continued.
“Don’t be afraid to show your personality and ask the people what’s on their minds. I promise you it will not be Disney or Bud Light, and as for President Trump, keep your eye on the prize: 270 electoral votes. Everything you say, everything you do, should be geared to winning in the states you need to win,” Ingraham continued.
“This should be a 50-state campaign for America. Attacking popular Republican governors or senators and battleground states is more than unwise. It’s self-destructive. Why do it? Voters in a general election want to vote for a winner, not a whiner,” the host continued.
“So please, for the love of God, stop talking about 2020. That will not bring a single voter out to support you who didn’t support you before. You need to grow the pot, not shrink it. Be magnanimous and be the elder statesman that Biden is not obviously capable of,” she offered.
“That will reassure people, and look, your policies worked before; they’re going to work again. The Democrats are banking on these trials, and they’re banking on a distracted electorate to pull Biden over the finish line. Hey guys, let’s not let them get away with that,” she concluded.