Donald Trump told his advisers about his intention to run again in the presidential elections in the United States in four years. According to Fox News, the incumbent American leader may announce plans to run for the top government post before or after Democrat Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.
As several sources of The Daily Beast, familiar with the situation, noted earlier, the head of the White House is already discussing various ways in which he intends to undermine the position of Democrat Joe Biden. In recent weeks, Trump has also come up with the idea of holding an event announcing his future participation in the 2024 presidential election at the time of his inauguration.
The current head of the White House is already studying how to properly plan his statement in order to be able to retain leadership among his party colleagues.
According to GOP strategist Alex Conant, Trump’s announcement of his desire to run in four years “completely” will change the dynamics of the next presidential race, “at least at the very beginning.”
“Nobody wants to be the first candidate to challenge Trump in 2024,” Conant told Fox News. “Moreover, none of them wants to talk about Donald Trump. They want to talk about themselves. But as long as he screams about his potential participation in future elections, the whole race will be centered around him. … And all these candidates will be in his shadow.”
Some of the chief allies of the head of the White House have already confirmed to the publication that they are doing everything possible to remain in Trump’s inner circle if he participates in the presidential elections in 2024.
In addition, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter, the president privately boasted that he would still remain in the media spotlight even if Joe Biden did take the presidency. Trump also stressed that journalists find the Democrats rather “boring.”
Meanwhile, renowned GOP sponsor and ardent Trump supporter Dan Eberhart pointed to the weakening of the president’s influence, noting, “Whether he likes it or not, Trump’s ice cube is melting. He may announce his intention to run for 2024, but enthusiastic sponsors are likely to fund the coffers of people like Tom Cotton, Nikki Haley, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley or Florida Governor Ron de Santis.
Trump has made it clear that he intends to remain involved in GOP politics even after leaving the White House early next year. He has already supported and approved the re-election of the head of the GOP National Committee, Ronna McDaniel – his main ally – for another term.
Earlier this month, Trump targeted Ohio Gov. Mike Devine, a day after he named Biden as president-elect and said the transition process “needs to start”. And on Monday, the head of the White House called the Governor of the Republican Party of Georgia Brian Kemp “unhappy” because he allowed a “fictitious” recount of the results of the presidential elections in the state.
Many Republican congressmen still have not convinced the president to yield to Biden, but at the same time refused to recognize him as the winner in the election due to obvious fear of strong support from the electorate for the incumbent.
Nearly two-thirds of GOP supporters living in the state would like Trump to try to return to the White House in 2024, according to a poll by the University of New Hampshire.
Recall that in early November, Axios already announced that the American leader is thinking about a nomination in 2024. The publication noted that even with the defeat in 2020, Donald Trump’s chances of being nominated by the Republican Party in the next elections are still extremely high.