Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
President Donald Trump's political future may well hinge on 2018, when he risks losing control of Congress in crucial elections that kick off the next White House battle – likely to pit the president against both Democrats and rogue Republican challengers.After the midterms, Democrats would have two years to prepare their all-out effort to block the brash billionaire Trump, who will be 74 by Election Day 2020 .Even with Trump in office, the Republican Party must choose its White House nominee, and with Trump's popularity below 40 percent, analysts predict a challenger will emerge.No Republican has yet to commit the political sin of declaring him or herself a 2020 White House rival to Trump – but analysts expect several challengers to start emerging after the midterms.Others more hostile to Trump, including Flake or Sen. Ben Sasse, could embody a return to traditional conservatism, far from the fevered populism fueled by the president.Should Trump bow out, it could clear the way for a conservative ally of the president such as Sen. Tom Cotton or Vice President Mike Pence.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE