Donald Trump Just Might Have a Way Back to the White House: “We’re declaring a holy war on the Deep State!” Stephen K. Bannon declared at the recent Tea Party USA event he was speaking at. That line was met with effusive applause from the audience.
Former President Donald J. Trump long ago cast himself as the populist politician for us all and anyone who dared to oppose him, whether it be his former protégé, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis, or President Joe Biden, as being stooges of the globalist cabal running the world today.
Trump’s proxies have refined that message and fashioned it into an effective line during this campaign.
For their part, a serious, well-funded campaign has been birthed in 2024 supporting the former president. In fact, according to one source, the Trump Campaign has taken the lead in terms of creating a vast—and growing—network of small donors.
Many political observers believe that a candidate who has a massive network of small donors usually has a strong following among ordinary American voters. Trump leads both his major primary rival, Ron DeSantis, as well as his Democratic Party rival, Joe Biden.
This is a significant threat to their campaigns.
Joe Biden is Out-Fundraising Donald Trump
The problem for Donald Trump is that President Biden out-fundraised the Trump Campaign, $72 million to Trump’s $35 million in the second quarter of this year. Even though Trump has this robust base of small donor support, in a General Election, the candidate with more money in his coffers—no matter whether that money was given by large-ticket donors or small ones—usually has significant advantages.
Trump has an excuse for why he did not raise as much money in the current quarter, though. While he’s the obvious frontrunner in the GOP Primary, he is not the only candidate running for the nomination.
As such, the money available on the GOP side from donors is being spread to different candidates as opposed to the Democratic Party’s side, which is almost universally deploying their financial assets in support of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
This means that Trump, if he is the nominee, will struggle through a bruising primary only to be met by the mostly united, well-funded forces of the Biden war machine.
Trump, with his band of self-styled “deplorables” or “grundoons” (a Bannonism), will cast themselves as leading a righteous rebellion against Joe Biden’s quasi-authoritarian elitism.
It will be Joe Biden’s Galactic Empire vs. Donald Trump’s Rebel Alliance.
Biden, with his larger war chest, unquestioned leadership role of the Democratic Party, and with a series of interlocking institutions with the shared interests of preventing Donald Trump’s return to the presidency, Trump will probably appear as the underdog to many voters.
Americans Love Underdogs
And Americans historically love an underdog story (which is one reason behind Trump’s stunning election victory in 2016).
The image persists, despite Biden’s self-styled appeal to the middle-class voter. Remember Amtrak Joe? Yeah, well, apparently no one in the middle-class does because the forty-sixth president barely raised $10 million from middle-class voters this quarter.
So, the bulk of that $72 million payday that the Biden Campaign received this quarter most assuredly came from big corporations. (No surprise there. The Democrats are increasingly the party of big business.)
And there’s another sticky wicket for President Biden: his rhetoric about helping the lower-and-middle-classes is not matching reality. While the mainstream media continues misrepresenting this current economy and the best economy in decades, it is entirely a media fabrication.
For most people in America’s incredibly shrinking middle-class things are bleak and getting bleaker with each year that passes under the Biden administration.
Despite whatever dim view the elites around Joe Biden may have about the intelligence level of the lower-and-middle-classes they’re claiming to help (but are not), members of these classes of people in America intuitively understand that Biden is hurting them.
A You/Gov poll shows that just 44 percent of Americans making $100,000 per year support Biden. Of those who earn between $50,000-$100,000, their approval of Biden’s policies drops down to 39 percent.
Nearly every financial expert says that we are on the brink of a recession. If these voices are correct, then, Biden can expect this low level of support to decrease more.
People Like Donald Trump More When The Economy is On the Line
Trump has appeal among these voters, too.
Should he become the GOP nominee in 2024, these voters may yet flock to Trump as they did in 2016, believing that he’d be a better economic president than Biden and that his other attributes make him more desirable as leader than Biden.
Face it, Donald Trump represents Main Street America far better than does senile Joe Biden. If things continue deteriorating in this country, no amount of propaganda from the press will be able to cover that fact up. That only benefits the GOP nominee and his underdog fight against big, bristling Biden and his Democratic Party in 2024.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.