Donald Trump is contemplating launching his 2024 election campaign on Joe Biden’s inauguration, reportedly – thinking how to keep the limelight on him in his life after the White House.
Trump, who has yet to admit defeat and may never happen, was asked at Thanksgiving if he would attend Biden’s inauguration on Jan.20.
He replied, “I don’t want to say that yet.” “I mean, I know the answer. I’ll be honest, I know the answer.”
in a. Saturday The Daily Beast He cited three sources who confirmed that he was considering the 2024 race, and two of them said he came up with the idea of holding an event during Biden’s inauguration, to cause maximum disruption.
According to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter, the president secretly boasted that he would remain in the spotlight, even if Biden was in the Oval Office, because the media find Biden “boring”.
On November 9th Axios He was among the first to report that Mr. Trump was contemplating the 2024 race – something that, if successful, would make him the second man in history to serve two non-consecutive terms. Grover Cleveland was the twenty-second and twenty-fourth president, and he was elected in 1884 and 1892.
The White House has not commented.
Mr. Trump is determined not to give up the White House, and is fighting in the courts to “turn the vote”, he said.
On Friday, his efforts received their final deal, when a Trump-appointed judge at the Pennsylvania Court of Appeals delivered a blistering verdict in their case.
“The voters, not the lawyers, are the ones who choose the president. The ballot papers, not the notes, are the ones that decide the elections,” Judge Stefanos Pebas wrote on behalf of the third-judge panel of the Third Appeals Court made up entirely of Republicans appointed
One of his attorneys, Gina Ellis, tweeted that she would now seek a solution in the Supreme Court – although many legal experts believed it was unlikely that the court would hear the case.
His colleagues view the president’s discussion of the 2024 campaign as a tacit acceptance that his legal case will not go anywhere.
It’s also a way to distract him from his loss, as characters like Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, and daughter Ivanka, have reportedly been tasked with bringing him to the idea that he’s leaving the White House.
The Daily Beast reports that his contemplation of the 2024 race is already sparking a contest for power among his supporters.
During a meeting in the Oval Office earlier this month between Mr.Trump and Mike Pence, Vice President; Bloomberg reported Thursday that Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, and Robert O’Brien, National Security Adviser, have said he intends to run in 2024, if the 2020 election results are not canceled.
“If I do – and I think I’m speaking on behalf of everyone in the room – we’re 100 percent with you,” O’Brien said, according to a Bloomberg report.
It is unlikely that all of those gathered were happy, alone.
If he conducts the 2024 campaign, he will likely frustrate Pompeo’s presidential ambitions and possibly Mr. Pence. His son Donald Trump Jr. is enjoying the “Trump Junior 2024” sign, and is considered a potential candidate.
Whether the president can remain a political force, and whether he wants to, is unclear.
On the day he was inaugurated, in 2017, Trump submitted papers to the Federal Election Commission to qualify as the 2020 candidate.