Hal Lambert, founder of Texas-based Point Bridge Capital — which manages an investment fund named after Trump’s “Make America Great Again” 2016 campaign slogan — said it’s time for Republicans to turn the page on the 76-year-old former president and go for DeSantis, 44.
I’m in for DeSantis this time. I plan to do a lot to help DeSantis win,” Lambert told The Post.
Lambert’s “MAGA ETF,” an exchange-traded fund, invests in companies whose employees and political action committees largely support Republican candidates.
By comparison, Lambert said he was turned off by Trump’s performance during a recent CNN town hall, where the former president repeated his lies about the 2020 election being stolen from him.
What voters who didn’t vote for Trump in 2020 are going to vote for him this time based on his performance? I don’t think anyone will,” Lambert said, adding that Trump focused too much on the past.
“We can’t talk about things from four years ago that can’t be changed,” he said. “Trump is going to have a difficult time winning the general election. The election won’t be about Joe Biden’s bad record. It will be a referendum on Trump instead.”
In the early voting states, DeSantis could win the Iowa caucus and have a shot to defeat Trump in the GOP primary in New Hampshire, where Republican Gov. Chris Sununu is a Trump critic, Lambert said.