On Monday (August 15), Fox News host Laura Ingraham of the Ingraham Angle wondered if America was ready “to turn the page” on former President Donald Trump.
As the former President teases a potential third run in 2024, Ingraham pondered whether voters were “exhausted” by “the constant battle” presented by Trump.
Ingraham prefaced her comments by saying she and Trump had been friends for 25 years, noting that “People conflate Trump with people’s overall sense of happiness in the country.”
The Fox News host then remarked, “The country, I think, is so exhausted. They’re exhausted by the battle, the constant battle, that they may believe that, well, maybe it’s time to turn the page if we can get someone who has all Trump’s policies, who’s not Trump.”
Ingraham also acknowledged that some had villainized Trump because of the populist views he brought to the Republican Parry, views that included calling out the “military for their failures, that he wanted us to pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan.”
She continued listing Trump’s unpopular views, stating: “That he wanted to treat China and our trade relationship with China in a much — it was smarter, but much different way than the globalists preferred. And they certainly didn’t like the fact that he sent all those illegal immigrants back to Mexico with that Remain in Mexico.”
Ingraham has been a staple among Trump’s most loyal media supporters, saying mere hours after news broke that Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence had been raided by the FBI that “When we get power back, it’s time to hold everyone accountable. The military leadership, the civilian leadership, the civil service, those in Congress who have abused their power; all of them have to be held accountable.”
But Monday’s remarks point to a shift among Trump loyalists as the former President is beginning to be considered a liability.