The Republican Party is the party of Trump and it looks to be that way for the foreseeable future.
Trump lost the White House and during his time in office Republicans lost the House and Senate. With a track record like that, why wouldn’t the GOP want to continue to tie themselves to Trump?
Even though he’s no longer in office, Republican office holders go out of their way to not criticize or say a negative word about the twice-impeached, one-term former president. Instead, they heap praise on the man. A number of them have even run on down to Mar-A-Lago seeking the blessing of the man.
Since Trump lost the White House, Republicans are giving Trump made up consolation prizes. Florida Sen. Rick Scott announced that Trump had been awarded the inaugural “Champion of Freedom” award.