Former President Donald Trump discussed the potential of a 2024 candidacy for a second White House term, telling a right-wing network of a factor that would deter him from running
Talk with America’s true voice On Friday night, Mr. Trump suggested that “a bad call from a doctor or something” could put an end to his plans to take over the presidency.
Mr Trump did not specifically say he would run in 2024, but has clearly expressed his interest in returning to the White House. The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman reported that the former president even flirted with plots claiming he could be “reinstated” as president as early as before the end of the year.
The air of will or will speculation that has descended on the potential primary field of the GOP 2024 as a result has dampened the enthusiasm of GOP voters around the potential nominations of any other prominent Republican figures, such as Mike. Pompeo, former Secretary of State to Mr. Trump and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, among others.
Mr. Trump’s very public false allegations of widespread fraud in the 2020 election, which he says was responsible for his defeat to President Joe Biden, compound the problem. Some experts fear that such comments will deter staunch supporters of the president from participating in the electoral system due to unfounded fears that their votes will not count.
While only a few months after Mr. Biden’s presidency began, the GOP has yet to produce many opposition figures and has seen its message scrambled, with some members indicating their willingness to work with the White House on political issues and others swearing total contempt for Biden. agenda.
Polls have consistently shown Mr. Trump to be the top pick of GOP primary voters for a 2024 candidate. A poll released last week by the Harvard Center for American Political Studies and Harris Poll found the former president is backed by 58 percent of Republican voters as the prime candidate in 2024, while Vice President Mike Pence was a distant second place at 13 percent. hundred.
Some Republicans who publicly broke with the former president in the days following the Jan.6 attack on the U.S. Capitol have even returned to the former president’s side once again, including South Carolina Sen Lindsey Graham. , who told a crowd of Republicans in Michigan on Saturday: “I hope President Trump is a candidate again.”
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