I have written several articles on our President Trump. A list of the links have been provided at the bottom of this article for your convenience. This article will, however address different aspects on President Trump’s Presidency.
It seems safe to say that the 2020 presidential election did not turn out the way that President Donald Trump wanted. Since Election Day, Trump has spent his days tweeting about how he didn’t actually lose the election, and if he did, it’s because it was “rigged.” Trump has attempted to mount legal challenges in states such as Pennsylvania and Georgia, while Trump’s personal lawyer (and the last person in the world to discover Borat) Rudy Giuliani has spent his days claiming without evidence that the election was marred by fraud.
Trump’s tactics are unlikely to earn him any new supporters, nor are they likely to actually change the outcome of the election. President-elect Joe Biden will take the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2021, and his administration will begin. However, since Trump has only served one term, it is possible for him to run again in 2024. This possibility is not lost on No. 45, who, according to The New York Times, is considering announcing another run upon leaving the White House in January 2021.
If Trump did announce a candidacy for 2024, would he actually stand a chance of winning? Here’s what political and corporate advisor Dr. Reneé Carr and other analysts had to say about it.
Only one president, Grover Cleveland, has been voted out of office and then gone on to serve another term, but Dr. Reneé Carr told The List that President Donald Trump may have a chance of becoming the second. “Trump will continue to stoke the emotions and energy of his loyal voter base through claims of election fraud,” Carr said, adding that repeating claims of a stolen election could be effective. “By his continued accusations of the election being ‘stolen’ from him, this prevents psychological closure of the election for both himself and those who voted for him,” Carr explained, saying it could “intensify his voters’ loyalty.”
That being said, the next four years are an open book, and the country has no idea what the political climate of 2024 might look like. Carr projected that “if President-elect Biden can provide significant economic recovery to America — especially to families of auto industry workers and other blue-collar occupations — as well as provide meaningful and immediate tax cuts for small businesses” it could “greatly decrease Trump’s chances of being reelected.” If Americans have learned anything over the course of Trump’s presidency, it’s to expect the unexpected.
Whether or not Donald Trump’s hypothetical third run for president is successful or not, the very idea still presents challenges to his party. Writing for Newsweek, Joshua Spivak noted that while others have tried to run for president again after losing as the incumbent, only one, Grover Cleveland, has been successful. Oftentimes, they end up running as third party candidates, splitting the votes for their former party, Spivak noted.
In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt lost the Republican nomination to sitting-President William Taft. Roosevelt ran under the Progressive Party instead, soundly defeating Taft in both the popular vote and Electoral College, but still losing to the Democratic candidate, Woodrow Wilson, according to Spivak’s op-ed in Newsweek. Martin Van Buren reportedly tried a similar tactic in 1848, running as a candidate for the Free Soil Party, which helped carry Whig Party candidate Zachary Taylor into the White House.
The fear is the same for Republicans if Trump attempts another run in 2024. There are certainly other Republican candidates who are already eying the opportunity to run in the next election, and Trump would still have to campaign against them in the primary. If he did lose the primary and chose to run as a third-party candidate, whether as a Libertarian or something else, the fear for Republicans is that his supporters will still vote for him over the Republican nominee, essentially handing the election to the Democrats.
If Donald Trump chooses to run for president again, and makes that declaration years in advance, it could freeze the Republican primary from happening in any meaningful way. Alex Isenstadt of Politico noted that Trump’s “flirtation with a 2024 bid ensures he’ll remain the dominant force in the party and cast a shadow over anyone looking to succeed him.” While not an official rule, the norm in modern party politics is to support the incumbent candidate if they choose to run for another term, especially when that candidate is the sitting president. For example, in 2020, there was no Republican incumbent in the White House to challenge Trump before he accepted the party’s nomination.
President Donald Trump is reportedly planning a potential 2024 run for President – having already been considered the presumptive nominee by several polls – without former Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate.
“If Trump runs again, people close to him don’t think Pence will be on the ticket,” wrote journalist Jennifer Jacobs. “Advisers have discussed identifying a black or female running mate for his possible next run.”
According to Jacobs, “Two advisers have suggested Trump consider South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, the people said. Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, are hosting a fundraiser for Noem on Friday at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and home in Palm Beach.” They also revealed that President Trump plans on “making an appearance” at the event.
However, Trump adviser Jason Miller, who has been virtually the only member of President Trump’s inner circle to speak on the record about President Trump’s future plans, denies that the former President has made any decisions at all about 2024.
“No such conversations are happening,” asserted Miller, who added that President Trump “hasn’t made any decisions regarding a potential 2024 run.”
Bloomberg notes that a Pence spokesman did not respond when asked for comment. National File attempted to contact Marc Short, Pence’s former Chief of Staff and longtime political handler, and did not receive a response.
After initially attempting to distance himself from President Trump and his base, Pence has recently attempted to court the voters he expressed scorn for in the days immediately following January 6.
Recently, Dr. Peter Navarro, who formerly served as Assistant to the President for President Trump, described Pence’s decision not to challenge the electoral votes from six states where credible accusations of widespread voter fraud ran rampant as running away from both President Trump and the U.S. Constitution. Additionally, Navarro described Short as one of the most anti-MAGA individuals Pence could have chosen to associate with.
“Marc Short is a tool of the Koch brothers,” Navarro began. “The Koch brothers are the biggest anti-MAGA movement in the whole entire Republican Party… Marc Short in 2016, pitched an idea to the Koch brothers where he was going to wipe out the Donald in Super Tuesday, he worked for Rubio.”
“He came into that White House, he was incompetent, he failed as the legislative director, he failed running the task force for the vice president, and he did tremendous damage,” Navarro explained. “What he would always do is block whatever MAGA things they wanted to get done. He really was responsible for some of the failures.”
Even if Republican candidates did attempt a run against Trump in 2024, it may be difficult to distinguish themselves and build a network of donors to stage an effective run. As Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (pictured right) told Fox News, “If [Trump] runs in 2024, he’ll certainly be the front-runner and will probably be the nominee.”
It’s impossible to predict what’s going to happen within the next four years, but one this is for sure: truly anything could happen.
In a news article posted in news.com.au It was confirmed that Donald Trump is planning on running for president in 2024.
His comments came at the White House Christmas party on Tuesday, as he told the crowd: “I’ll see you in four years.”
“It’s been an amazing four years. We are trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I’ll see you in four years,” Mr Trump told the crowd, made up of members mostly from the Republican National Committee.
Video at the Tuesday event was live streamed by former Oklahoma Republican Party Chair Pam Pollard, the Associated Press reported.
Dozens were seen crowded together, with little social distance – and many did not wear masks.
While this is an older article, is the only one I came across that says unequivocally that he will run again. While most people believe this to be true, he has stated in ore recent interviews that he will wait to make that decision.
A majority of Republicans want President Trump to run again in 2024 election.
They also believe the election was stolen as we have argued here at The Gateway Pundit for months.
Six in 10 Republicans also believe the false claim put out by Trump that November’s presidential election “was stolen” from him due to widespread voter fraud, and the same proportion of Republicans think he should run again in 2024, the March 30-31 poll showed.
And at least 6 in 10 Republicans want President Trump to run again in 2024.
According to another poll by Reuters, Trump remains the most popular figure within the party, with eight in 10 supporters continuing to hold a favorable impression of him.
Three months after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to try to overturn his November election loss, about half of Republicans believe the siege was largely a non-violent protest.
The same proportion also believes the event was the handiwork of left-wing activists “trying to make Trump look bad”.
And six in 10 Republicans also believe the false claim put out by Trump that November’s presidential election “was stolen” from him because of widespread voter fraud.
Meanwhile, the same proportion of Republicans think he should run again in 2024, the March 30-31 poll showed.
Hundreds of Trump’s supporters, mobilized by the former president’s unproven claims of a stolen election, climbed walls of the Capitol building and smashed windows to gain entry while lawmakers were inside voting to certify Biden’s election victory.
In a recent interview with Fox News, Trump said the rioters posed zero threat.
Other prominent Republicans, such as Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, have publicly doubted whether Trump supporters were behind the riot.
Right after the deadly Capitol siege, 147 Republican lawmakers voted against certifying Biden’s election win.
Last month, 12 Republicans in the House of Representatives voted against a resolution honoring Capitol Police officers who defended the grounds during the rampage.
One lawmaker said he objected to using the word “insurrection” to describe the incident.
The window for the Republican Party to distance itself from Trump seems to have passedTim Miller, A Former Spokesman For Republican Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush
The poll shows that although 59 per cent of all Americans say Trump bears some responsibility for the attack, only three in 10 Republicans agree.
Eight in 10 Democrats and six in 10 independents reject the false claims that the Capitol siege was “mostly peaceful” or it was staged by left-wing protestors.
Congressional Republicans have assessed they need to max out the Trump vote to win, said Tim Miller, a former spokesman for Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush.
He said: “That that is the path back to the majority.”
But Republicans in Congress show few signs of breaking with Trump.
Mr Miller said: “The window for the Republican Party to distance itself from Trump seems to have passed.”
Republican congressman Jim Banks of Indiana said the party must cater to the working-class voters that comprise Trump’s political base ahead of next year’s critical midterm elections that will dictate control of Congress.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted online, in English, throughout the United States.
It gathered responses from 1,005 adults between March 30-31.
The poll has a credibility interval, a measure of precision, of about 4 percentage points.
No amount of data or arguments will convince me that Biden fairly beat President Trump in 2020. Do I believe he should run again in 2024, I haven’t decided. I honestly think Ron Desantis would be a better choice. Mainly due to the advanced age of Trump. He will be 78 in 2024. The presidency is a demanding job, one more suited to younger blood. If you don’t believe me, take a look at Biden. Does anybody actually think he is in charge? Though if anybody is capable of running for office at 78 years of age, it is Donald J. Trump. Only time will tell. Though I know that the only way he stands a chance of winning, is for more states to follow Georgia’s lead in election reform. They could also follow the steps that Florida took in 2020 to ensure an accurate count. If these things don’t happen and illegal immigrants continue to enter this country, we may not see a republican president for many years to come.
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Donald Trump Will Have To Follow All Of These Rules Now That He’s Lost The Election
Long before former Vice President Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election, President Donald Trump made it abundantly clear that he wouldn’t go down without a fight. “We could well see a protracted post-election struggle in the courts and the streets if the results are close,” UC Irvine School of Law professor Richard L. Hasen told The Atlantic before the election results were announced. “The kind of election meltdown we could see would be much worse than 2000’s Bush v. Gore case.”
Once a president’s time in the Oval Office is up, there are a variety of rules they must follow. While following the rules was never Trump’s thing, these are the stipulations he must adhere to now that he’s lost his place as president.
Although Donald Trump has become infamous for slamming his foes on social media, he must curb his rhetoric according to an unwritten rule to not bad-mouth the sitting president (via The New York Times).
This rule has clearly been bent, especially with former President Obama’s criticism of the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. “Donald Trump isn’t suddenly going to protect all of us,” Obama said at a campaign rally for Biden following Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis (via Reuters). “He can’t even take the basic steps to protect himself.” At the same rally, Obama continued to take jabs at the president and his previous career. “This is not a reality show. This is reality,” Obama said. “And the rest of us have had to live with the consequences of him proving himself incapable of taking the job seriously.”
Former President Jimmy Carter also broke protocol when he called the Bush administration “the worst in history” in 2007 (via The New York Times). Additionally, former President Theodore Roosevelt wasn’t fond of William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson and even called Taft a “puzzlewit” and a “fathead.”
While Donald Trump is probably used to being chauffeured around, he will no longer have the option of hitting the road solo. Former presidents are not allowed to drive because of the lifelong Secret Service detail that comes with being an ex-president. Since American officials are a constant target, the Secret Service must be in charge at all times. The rule was implemented following the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 (via Grunge). To date, Lyndon B. Johnson was the last president to drive on the open road.
Although we have seen Trump drive his golf cart on the putting green, according to George W. Bush, that is A-OK. The former president told Jay Leno he is only allowed to drive on his private property in the safest of conditions (via CNBC). Other than that, he must be driven everywhere by Secret Service agents who are trained in “evasive and defensive driving maneuvers.”
While the intelligence community has received some flack about snooping through the devices of U.S. citizens, the protocol is often necessary for former and current presidents. Although warrants are now required in many situations, the Secret Service got exempt from warrant laws in regard to “stingray” devices that can monitor a cell phone’s location, according to The Hill. In 2015, the Department of Homeland Security argued that it was “impracticable” to obtain a search warrant in order to oversee the president and other high-ranking personnel.
Despite seemingly understanding the ins and outs of Twitter, Donald Trump may not have to worry about this rule since he isn’t known for being computer-savvy. “He doesn’t use a computer. Someone is doing the googling but not him,” Times correspondent Maggie Haberman tweeted after Trump made remarks about Googling himself (via People). “Sometimes Trump reads things on a iPad that he calls ‘the flat one,'” ABC White House reporter Tara Palmeri echoed at the time.
In addition to having his technology combed through, Donald Trump’s mail must be searched by Secret Service agents before packages and letters ever land in his hands. While the measure may sound extreme, you never know what could be inside a brown box. Most recently, the Secret Service identified explosives in packages sent to presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, along with several other targets in 2018, according to Bloomberg Law. While the procedure is definitely necessary, they take extra precautions to have all presidents’ mail screened off-site by personnel trained to deal with explosives, dangerous chemicals, and other hazards.
Trump may be critical of the United States Postal Service, but the branch also takes steps to ensure that the contents of each package don’t pose any danger. Through a program called Dangerous Mail Investigations, they have a right to monitor all packages no matter who the recipient may be.
As previously stated, the Secret Service must always be in tow, making it impossible for a former president to ever drive on the streets. In addition to public events and transportation, the Secret Service is on the job 24/7, every day of the year. Since a former president is always being watched, former Secret Service agent Jonathan Wackrow said the job is “the most intrusive thing that anyone could ever experience,” in an interview with NBC News.
Employing the Secret Service also comes at a great cost. “You put a price tag on anything around the president, then you’re putting a price tag on his life, and that is priceless,” Wackrow said. Even on intimate holidays like Thanksgiving, Secret Service agents are always around, sacrificing their lives and being apart from their own families to protect America’s finest.
“We experience parts of your life, but we’re also there in those private times when things aren’t good — family arguments, family loss. We’re there when staff goes away and the military goes away. The only ones left are the Secret Service agents,” Wackrow said. “We’re there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
Trump Wins CPAC Straw Poll, but Only 68 Percent Want Him to Run Again
The Conservative Political Action Conference, made up largely of far-right Trump supporters, held two 2024 presidential straw polls. Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida won one that did not include Mr. Trump.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Nearly four months after he lost the 2020 election, Donald J. Trump was able to celebrate being a winner again on Sunday, after he captured the 2024 presidential straw poll of the Conservative Political Action Conference, while Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida finished first in a second 2024 straw poll covering a field of potential candidates that did not include Mr. Trump.
But in a surprise bit of downbeat news for Mr. Trump, only 68 percent of those at the conference said they wanted the former president to run again in 2024. Far more attendees, 95 percent, said they wanted the Republican Party to advance Mr. Trump’s policies and agenda than endorsed him running again, even as the mere mention of Mr. Trump’s name earned loud applause throughout the three-day gathering of activists.
The straw polls, conducted by secret ballot, reflected the views of current and former elected officials, activists, writers and others who attended the three-day conference — a group that, generally speaking, represents the far-right wing of the Republican Party and now includes a disproportionate number of Mr. Trump’s most passionate supporters.
The former president had thoroughly dominated the weekend gathering in Orlando — a giant golden replica of him was a top attraction for activists — and organizers of the event, better known as CPAC, put together two straw polls to gauge the next presidential field whether Mr. Trump runs or not.
Mr. Trump carried 55 percent of the vote in the straw poll he was included in. Mr. DeSantis was the only Republican to reach double digits, with 21 percent support, in the straw poll that included Mr. Trump. The results were presented by Jim McLaughlin, a pollster for Mr. Trump who conducted the survey for CPAC.
Throughout the weekend, many of the CPAC speakers, especially other potential Republican 2024 candidates, had hailed Mr. Trump and made a case for his achievements to loud ovations on Friday and Saturday.
“Donald J. Trump ain’t going anywhere,” Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said on Friday to thunderous applause.
The results were released just before Mr. Trump appeared at CPAC to make the first speech of his post-presidency.
The top finish for Mr. DeSantis in the straw poll without Mr. Trump is a boost to his emergence as a leading Republican for the post-Trump era. As the governor of the crucial swing state of Florida (which is also now home to Mr. Trump), Mr. DeSantis has become a popular figure among science-skeptical Republicans for his resistance to Covid-related lockdowns.
Trump Fades to +1000 to Win 2024 GOP Nomination; Pence, Haley Co-Favorites
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