Trump’s former president has been hinting for some time that he might announce a third run for the White House. Some Republicans, including those who have opposed Trump’s second run, believe that Trump could make an announcement sooner than expected as GOP voters consider their options for 2024 candidates.
According to The New York Times, many Republican strategists believe that Trump is keen to announce his candidacy for the presidency, even though some Republicans are against it.
Scott Jennings, a Republican strategist said that Trump’s announcement could be made before more Republican voters start to look at other candidates.
Jennings stated to the Times that there is evidence that some Republican voters want to “slow-walk” from Donald Trump. You have to do your best to put out the fire if you are in his shoes. It burns more.
Others have indicated that they are ready to let Trump go in order to win back the White House in next year’s presidential election.
Former Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie spoke out in the wake recent hearings about the January 6 Capitol protests. Chris Christie stated to The Associated Press that voters are concerned about Trump’s ability to win the 2024 election. Christie stated that people are worried about losing the election in ’24, and they want to ensure that no one is seriously flawed.
Maryland Governor. Larry Hogan, who is believed to be thinking about running for president in 2024 is also rumored to have suggested that Trump will lose the election.
Hogan stated that Trump’s approval has been diminished among Republican primary voters in an interview with The Associated Press. “Trump was until Joe Biden the least popular president of American history.”
Marc Short is another echo of Hogan’s comments. He was the chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence and many consider him a potential 2024 Republican candidate.
Short stated to The Associated Press that Republican activists believed Donald Trump was the only candidate capable of defeating Hillary. The dynamic has now been reversed. Joe Biden is the only one who has lost.
Jason Shepherd, a Georgia Republican Party State Committeeman and an ex-aide to Newt Ginrich, stated that voters will have many candidates to choose between in the 2024 election. This suggests that Trump may have difficulty winning the nomination.
Shepherd stated to the Times that there will be many Republicans who, according to many Republicans, would not only unify the party but also govern with strong and conservative policies.
Trump will likely face opposition from his party members if he runs for president in 2024. However, he is certain to have the support of prominent Republicans.
Senator Lindsey Graham (Republican from South Carolina), who frequently saw eye-to-eye with Trump and sometimes reacted to statements made by the former president he disagreed, insists that Trump’s success, if he runs, will be determined by what he says as well as how he acts. Graham stated that he needs to compare the current economic climate with what it was two or three years ago.
Graham stated that it was up to him whether he runs or no. He must compare his policy agenda and successes to what is happening today. That is the key to his success.”
Many potential 2024 candidates have pledged not to challenge Trump if he runs for re-election. This includes Nikki Haley (the former governor of South Carolina, who was ambassador to the United Nations under Trump). Haley suggested to reporters that she might reconsider after all that has happened since Trump’s departure from the White House.
Haley stated, “If there’s a spot for me next year and I have never lost a race, it’s possible, but I won’t start now.” “I will put 1,000% in, and I’ll finish it. If there is no place for me, I will fight until the end for this country.”
Harris Faulkner, host of “The Faulkner Focus,” said that Haley would reveal her decision about whether she will run for the presidency in early next year.
Harvard CAPS/Harris poll on Friday revealed that 64% of registered voters think President Biden “is showing him he’s too old to be president,” while 71% believe Biden should not run for another term in office. Sixty-one per cent of those surveyed thought Trump should not run again for office. They cited his role in America’s division, his participation in Jan. 6 Capitol protests and his unpredictable behavior.