According to the New York Times, President Donald Trump is unsure what his next move should be after he leaves the White House, but one scenario that’s been discussed by him with top advisers involves his running for a second term in 2024:
“Mr. Trump is talking seriously about announcing that he is planning to run again in 2024, aware that whether he actually does it or not, it will freeze an already-crowded field of possible Republican candidates. And, Republicans say, it will keep the wide support he showed even in defeat and could guarantee a lucrative book deal or speaking fees.”
But Tony Schwartz, who served as Trump’s ghostwriter for the 1987 book The Art of the Deal said Friday a second run for the presidency might be in Trump’s future, but he also has his doubts about such a plan, telling CNN host Jim Sciutto:
“I think he is deeply lazy and he is getting older — he has lost more than one step and so the idea that he could mobilize that effort by himself, that’s inconceivable. But, on the other hand, he has a lot of people around him in the Republican Party and, you know, allies outside the party that could help him — for example, I keep thinking that he might take over for Rush Limbaugh, that would be a nice perch for him.”
Schwartz also noted, however, that others might be able to talk Trump into a 2024 candidacy:
“There is no question that he has the rabid support of nearly half the country. We’re now seeing that it wasn’t — the vote wasn’t as close as we thought it would be, but he still has enormous support and it’s very emotional, it’s very passionate and, yes, I think he could run.
“I also think four years is like 400 years was 50 years ago, meaning that so many things can and will happen over the next four years that even the sense of distress and anxiety that I’m feeling right now and I think many Americans are, you know, could change in a moment when Biden comes in.”
The only thing Donald Trump gives a damn about is money. And if he can’t make a few million off a second run for the presidency, he won’t attempt it.
Also, there’s a very good chance that four years from now Trump will be sitting in a New York prison cell. That would make a 2024 campaign little more than the delusion of a beaten man who realizes he’s going to die in jail.