Republican base sounds ready for Trump’s promised ‘retribution,’ with some exceptions (ABC News)

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    Republican base sounds ready for Trump’s promised ‘retribution,’ with some exceptions – By Tal Axelrod (ABC News) / Feb 24, 2024

    “I would like to see him actually drain the swamp,” one supporter at CPAC said.

    Former President Donald Trump vowed at last year’s Conservative Political Action Conference to be his supporters’ “retribution” — and many attendees this year seemed eager to see what that looks like if he is reelected to the White House.

    When more than a dozen attendees were asked by ABC News what they’d like to see in a potential Trump term, many organically said they wanted some version of mass firings in the federal government and payback against President Joe Biden, with many also saying Trump’s detractors within the GOP should be politically exiled.

    “I would like to see him actually drain the swamp,” said Laura McGarraugh, a nurse from Austin, Texas, using a favored Trump term for Washington. “I liked Vivek [Ramaswamy]’s idea: fire 70% of the deep state, the people that are government employees.”

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