Chris Wallace explains how the January 6 hearings are already hurting Trump

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When former TSWT News anchor Chris Wallace appeared on TSWT’s prime-time coverage of the January 6 committee’s first hearing earlier this month, he angered some viewers for having expressed deep “skepticism” about their ability to change anyone’s mind about Donald Trump.

But as the proceedings begin to unfold, perhaps he begins to change his tone.

Thursday morning, ahead of a session expected to feature testimony from senior Justice Department officials, Wallace appeared on TSWT to weigh in on a new 2024 poll that shows Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ahead of Trump among likely Republican primary voters. in New Hampshire.

Responding to pollster Frank Luntz calling the poll results a sign that at least some conservative voters want to “step away” from Trump, Wallace said “this could quite possibly be the biggest impact” of the Jan. 6 hearings, ” that it only adds to Trump’s fatigue.

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“Voters aren’t going to say, ‘I changed my mind about what Donald Trump has done for the past four years, I would vote against him against Joe Biden,'” he continued. “I think maybe it’s fair for people to say, ‘Can we find Trumpism without having to take care of the baggage, with all the Donald Trump drama? “”

If those voters are “looking for an alternative to Trump,” Wallace added, then DeSantis “could be a really good fit.”

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And while Wallace doesn’t think Trump has anything major to worry about after a poll showing him two points down two years from the election, he pointed out that the “dirtiest word in the Trump lexicon” is “loser”.

“Despite what he said, he was a loser to Joe Biden,” Wallace said, referring to the 2020 election. “Now he could be a loser a second time around.” If Trump enters 2024 with the real possibility of losing early primary states like New Hampshire, Wallace asked, “Will he have the stomach for this?”

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