The Ohio trip Wednesday to East Palestine was a return of Trump’s 2016 magic. Ben Shapiro During a chat with Sirius XM host Megyn Kelley.
Trump’s trip in the small town of St. Louis, which was hit by an environmental disaster on February 3, caused by a train derailment, not just upstaged the Biden government but also revitalized Trump’s flagging 2024 campaign, said The Daily Wire cofounder, and best-selling writer. Trump brought truckloads full of supplies, signed MAGA caps, and treated first responders at local McDonald’s to Big Macs.
“This was like the perfect moment for Trump,” Shapiro said. “I mean I think it was a softball but you still have to hit the ball. And he hit it out of the park. And I thought it was the best moment of his campaign by far. It put some new life into his candidacy which I thought was kind of dying.”
Kelly Not to be confused with President Joe Biden The Secretary of Transportation has not yet been to the area and instead flew into Ukraine to provide additional assistance to the beleaguered nation. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg He hadn’t been to East Palestine since Thursday, the day after Trump visited.
“Trump has made Buttigieg and Biden” Follow him.” Kelly observed.
Shapiro said Trump’s trip enabled him to draw a contrast between him and the Biden administration even as he basked in the appreciation of residents.
“This was the first time that I have seen Trump go back to 2016.” Shapiro said. “Go there and do all the Trumpy things the media detest but which are actually quite charming.”
“It was a wonderful look for Trump. I thought it … reinvigorated a certain magnetism about him. He does indeed have that magic when he is in that mode.”
Trump’s problem, according to Shapiro, is that in the 2020 campaign, he “You got out of this mode” and became too angry. When Trump initially announced his 2024 campaign in November, he stumbled out of the gate with a tepid speech to a small gathering at Mar-a-Lago, said Shapiro. But the East Palestine appearance may have recaptured some of what initially made him successful.
“This is Trump at his best” Shapiro said. “The campaign was a total failure. It was a failure. He didn’t have electricity.”
Shapiro has previously praised Trump for such matters as his Supreme Court nominations and aspects of his foreign policy, but has also at times been critical of the 45th president. Shapiro Piers Morgan was informed Wednesday by DeSantis that he expected Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will win the Republican primary.
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