If there’s one thing President Donald Trump accomplished while running for the White House, it was fracturing the Republican Party into two camps: The Trump supporters and the so-called “Never-Trumpers.”
Never-Trumpers are mostly conservatives who could not, in good conscience, support Trump’s candidacy, despite his upwelling of populist support from America’s heartland that looked like it could defeat Hillary Clinton.
Many Never-Trumpers have relented a year and a half into Trump’s presidency, thanks to his action on tax reform and his Supreme Court nominees, Neil Gorsuch — who has since been confirmed to the court — and Brett Kavanaugh, whose confirmation process is heating up.
But during a Trump rally in Tampa, Florida, last week, Fox News spoke to one self-avowed Never-Trumper who has switched his allegiance — and may even cast his vote for the president in 2020.
What did the former Never-Trumper say?
The unidentified man told Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins that he didn’t vote for Trump in 2016 because he didn’t think Trump would be “a good Republican.” But Trump has done a lot to change his mind since.
“I was worried he wouldn’t be a good Republican and, honestly, he’s changed my mind a lot,” the man said.
“The best thing he’s done in my opinion is the tax cuts and the Supreme Court pick, and if he keeps doing a good job, I will — so I didn’t vote for anybody in this very last election, but this time around I probably will vote for him,” he explained.
"I was worried he wouldn't be a good Republican and, honestly, he's changed my mind a lot."
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 5, 2018
Indeed, as the economy continues to reach new horizons, in addition to the prospect of placing two very conservative justices on the Supreme Court, many conservatives and Republicans who did not vote for Trump in 2016 will have a much tougher time ignoring Trump’s accomplishments when they step into the voting booth in 2020.