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STORY BY GABBY ORR

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Published on December 4, 2020 3:37 AM

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President Donald Trump listens during a ceremony to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. | Evan Vucci/AP
President Donald Trump's mounting spitefulness toward allies within his own party has unnerved Republicans fretting about the prospect of a Trump 2024 bid.

In recent weeks, Trump has started attacking any Republican who has not fully embraced the false narrative that he won the 2020 election, leaving party officials, lawmakers and donors wondering about the repercussions they might face for not immediately endorsing a Trump 2024 White House run. Other Republicans are growing concerned about an unfair scenario in which donors may feel pressured to support Trump right out of the gate — not because they believe he's the best candidate, but to simply avoid drawing the ex-president's ire.

President Donald Trump's mounting spitefulness toward allies within his own party has unnerved Republicans fretting about the prospect of a Trump 2024 bid.

In recent weeks, Trump has started attacking any Republican who has not fully embraced the false narrative that he won the 2020 election, leaving party officials, lawmakers and donors wondering about the repercussions they might face for not immediately endorsing a Trump 2024 White House run. Other Republicans are growing concerned about an unfair scenario in which donors may feel pressured to support Trump right out of the gate — not because they believe he's the best candidate, but to simply avoid drawing the ex-president's ire.