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Fox News host Laura Ingraham hopes President Trump will not have to accept “an unfavorable outcome” in the election, but noted that even if he does, he will continue to be a major force in the GOP.
Ingraham told viewers of “The Angle” on Friday that the president’s legacy will become even more “historically significant” whatever the outcome of the 2020 election and that for the next few years, he will remain a major figure in Republican Party politics.
Trump will be a “GOP kingmaker” in coming midterm elections and even the next presidential election in 2024, Ingraham contended as she addressed his unquestionable impact on the American political landscape. Her monologue on Friday was a “focus on the future” and followed a historic week as the nation continues to wait for election results.
“Four years ago, the American people stuck it to the political elites and their media bootlickers by putting Donald Trump in the White House. Trump rode in on this populist agenda of putting American workers first and his mandate was to take power from the corrupt political class in Washington and put it back the hands of the people,” the Fox News host began.
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“On issue after issue, he delivered. He delivered real results,” Ingraham continued, going through a lengthy list of the president’s many accomplishments for the nation.
“The important thing to remember, is that he accomplished all of that while under constant assault by forces inside and outside the government,” she noted, adding that “in the end, about 70 million Americans ignored these vipers and voted for Trump’s policies.”
Ingraham turned the focus to this week’s election after playing a clip from one of Trump’s final campaign rallies as supporters chanted, “We love you!”
“I know how much so many of you might be hurting about how this election played out. The COVID fearmongering, the mail-in ballot fiasco, the fact that days after an American election, we are still counting ballots. The absolute disgrace that is the American press corps and their incurious approach to it all,” Ingraham said.
“If there is no path for Donald Trump’s second term, it doesn’t mean the end of the America First movement or his role in leading it. On the contrary, this is only the beginning,” she added. “For now, it’s time to take our gains, learn from our defeats, and confidently expand one of the greatest political movements for the past 100 years.”
The Fox News host unpacked a path to accomplish these goals by urging an overhaul of the voting system and to “retire all the failed political consultants and campaign officials” who spent millions but were unprepared for the problems that emerged.
“If and when it’s time to accept an unfavorable outcome in this election — and we hope it never comes — but if and when that does happen, President Trump needs to do it with the same grace and composure he demonstrated at that town hall with Savannah Guthrie,” she said, referring to the October event with the NBC anchor.
“So many people remarked about his tone and presence, exactly what he needs,” Ingraham added.
“Losing, especially when you believe the process wasn’t fair, it’s a gut punch. I’m not conceding anything tonight, by the way, but losing, if that’s what happens, is awful. But President Trump’s legacy will only become more significant if he focuses on moving the country forward,” she told viewers.
“And then, the love and respect his supporters feel for him, it’s only going to grow stronger and his legacy more historically significant. The media knows he will be a GOP kingmaker for 2022 and 2024, no doubt. They know he’s a political hero to tens of millions of Americans, and they want to take that from him, too,” she continued, playing several clips of media talking heads criticizing the president.
“To all of you patriots who supported President Trump, stand tall and be proud of your efforts and his. It was all worth it. We all helped reshape the national conversation on China, on immigration, on trade and political correctness et cetera, et cetera,” Ingraham said, adding that there is no time “to bury our heads in crying towels.”
“The 2020 presidential election will be studied for decades, and even centuries to come. Historians will note that, in this election, Biden and the left were propped up by a fortune from big businesses who were angry with a president who stood up for the average American,” she added.
“History will also show that, at a time when so many intellectuals had given up on this country, Donald Trump and his supporters showed the American dream still inspires tens of millions, Ingraham concluded, “and that billions of dollars worth of propaganda could not persuade us to abandon the faith.”