After a failed attempt in this year’s elections, Donald Trump is now pondering about running for the US presidency in 2024.
At a White House Christmas party Trump told guests: “It’s been an amazing four years. We are trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I’ll see you in four years”.
The event, attended by several Republican Party power brokers, was closed to the media, but a video of the outgoing president’s speech quickly went public.
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Nearly a month after the November 3 election the 74-year-old Trump still refuses to acknowledge that he lost and has not conceded to his Democratic rival, who is busy building his incoming administration.
Shuttered in the White House, Trump has limited his public appearances to the bare minimum but has not shied away from spewing furious tweets about alleged election fraud.
To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” Bill Barr , Trump’s attorney general told the Associated Press.
According to NBC News, Trump has discussed the possibility with his close aides of launching his 2024 campaign on January 20 — Inauguration Day for Biden, which clearly the Republican does not plan to attend.
As he has admitted publicly in the past, the Manhattan real estate mogul-turned-president is a bit superstitious. In 2017, he filed the paperwork for his 2020 campaign on January 20, the same day he took the oath of office.
The formal launch of a Trump 2024 campaign would allow him to stay center stage, at least in the short term. But his path to victory would be strewn with obstacles
From January 20, he will be the former president, and the political calculus will change dramatically.
The sway he holds over Republican lawmakers and the round-the-clock media attention he commands (and on which he thrives) will both taper off considerably.
All eyes will turn to his successor, but also to various senators and state governors within his own party who harbor White House ambitions.