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When might Trump’s GOP opponents see an upside in his legal trouble? | Letters
Here’s what readers are saying in Wednesday’s letters to the editor.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives on stage to speak during an event at his Mar-a-Lago home on Nov. 15, 2022, in Palm Beach.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives on stage to speak during an event at his Mar-a-Lago home on Nov. 15, 2022, in Palm Beach. [ JOE RAEDLE | Getty Images North America ]
Published Nov. 23|Updated Nov. 23

The opponents within

GOP eyes post-Trump path | Nov. 21

Getting over former President Donald Trump seems to have become the vogue among certain members of the Republican political class who regard him as a once and future loser. And yet, his popularity among the party’s rank and file reportedly remains as strong as ever. This growing schism portends ill for Republicans in 2024. Should the anti-Trump party elite succeed in nominating an alternative like Gov. Ron DeSantis, for example, Trump would no doubt run as a spiteful independent, thereby ensuring a Democratic victory. Unless, of course, Trump becomes disqualified to hold his former office by having been convicted of crimes committed during or after his time in office. When might Trump’s potential opponents for the party’s nomination begin to capitalize upon this possibility, one wonders?

Fred Kalhammer, Sun City Center

What they should focus on

GOP pushes Hunter Biden probe | Nov. 20

After Republicans secured the U.S. House with much smaller margins than anticipated, I’m not sure their first order of business should be going after Hunter Biden. Mike DuHaime, a Republican strategist and public affairs executive, is quoting in the story as saying, “These were not voters coming to the polls because they wanted Hunter Biden investigated — far from it. They were coming to the polls because they were upset about inflation. They’re upset about gas prices. They’re upset about what’s going on with the war in Ukraine.”

George Chase, St. Pete Beach

Sen. Scott, get in line

What’s next for Rick Scott? | Nov. 20

So Rick Scott has higher aspirations than the U.S. Senate? Bless his heart! That over half of Florida voters approve of his behavior must surely indicate that he should run for something that requires hordes of lawyers, handlers and manipulators. But you will have to get in line behind another Florida pretender who also has his eye on a higher prize.

Barry Koestler, St. Petersburg

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