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Home Depot co-founder and former CEO Bernie Marcus has called for an end to the Republican National Committee debates for the 2024 primary, urging fellow party members to rally around Trump.
“I urge my fellow Democrats, Republicans, and Independents to put their love for America above all else. I urge the Republican National Committee to end the Republican debates that only benefit ad makers and political consultants. They are unproductive and embarrassing,” Marcus wrote in an op-ed published by RealClearPolitics in early November.
Marcus wrote that he had hoped “it was time for me to move to the sidelines and let younger generations continue the fight to preserve America’s founding freedoms and values. But, like so many of us, I realized that I could not let myself walk away; the stakes are just too high.”
“We cannot let the America we see today be what we leave to our children and grandchildren,” he added, noting issues of inflation, illegal immigration, and rising crime in cities across the nation.
“I understand the frustration of some of my Republican friends who do not like or are offended by things Donald Trump does and says. I, too, have been frustrated at times, but we cannot let his brash style be the reason we walk away from his otherwise excellent stewardship of the United States during his first term in office. Now is the time for unity to save The American Dream for future generations,” Marcus wrote.
Marcus endorsed Trump for president, saying “I endorse him not only because he has the best chance of winning the general election but because he is the best person to take on and dismantle the administrative state that is strangling America.”
Marcus wrote that the war that has broken out between Israel and the Palestinian terror group Hamas “will present great challenges for the free world for some time, especially in keeping other terrorist groups or nations out of the conflict.”
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