The people who still believe in righteousness would not want the disgraced former president Donald Trump to run for the 2024 United States presidential elections. Well, Trump’s latest exploration of a political comeback and a potential summer announcement of another presidential campaign speaks otherwise.
Will Donald Trump Run For President in 2024?
Former President Donald Trump has privately told allies and aides in recent days that he is seriously considering announcing a 2024 presidential run as early as this summer. His potential summer announcement of an early presidential campaign was first reported by The New York Times.
In an article published on July 1, The New York Times reported, “Mr Trump has long hinted at a third consecutive White House bid and has campaigned for much of the past year. He has accelerated his planning in recent weeks just as a pair of investigations have intensified and congressional testimony has revealed new details about Mr Trump’s indifference to the threat of violence on Jan. 6 and his refusal to act to stop an insurrection.”
But again, even though Mr Trump is anxiously mulling as to when he should announce a presidential run for 2024, the decision has become more pressing as he tries to reconstruct his image following a spare of damaging revelations investigating his role in the US Capitol Riot and more.
However, his deliberations still remain fluid as no official announcement has been made on whether to run and if so, when to launch a bid, according to three people close to Trump who requested anonymity in order to share details of private conversations. Spokespeople for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday (July 3).
Are There Other Options With GOP?
Donald Trump served as the 45th President of the United States from 2017 to 2021. However, Trump’s political positions have been described as populist, isolationist, nationalist and protectionist. Several people recently told me that Trump and his smaller group of top advisors are mapping various ways for Donald to announce a 2024 campaign, this summer or after this year’s mid-term elections.
Well, traditionally, major-party presidential candidates wait until well after the fall elections before jumping into presidential campaign mode. An early Trump launch, before the November elections, could upend campaigning strategies for both parties. So if that’s the case, Mr Trump would enter the race as the clear front-runner, with an approval rating among Republicans of around 80 per cent.
On the contrary, there are signs that some party members are exploring other options. “I don’t think anyone is inevitable,” said Haley Barbour, a former Republican National Committee chairman who also served eight years as Mississippi’s governor.
Meanwhile, Trump’s estranged 2020 running mate, former Vice President Mike Pence, is positioning himself for an expected run against his old boss, while Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton has become a frequent visitor to Iowa and New Hampshire, another early-voting state.
“The best way I can put it is that if there’s a Trump candidacy — and so many of us respect what he did as president — many are afraid we’re going to end up in an endless debate on the past versus a debate on moving forward in the future,” Vander Plaats said of what he’s hearing “on the ground” in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.
Well, he may be facing some competition, but despite the hits, Trump has taken, his polling and public surveys show his favorability rating is still high among Republican voters. Tony Fabrizio, one of Trump’s pollsters said, “It hasn’t really fallen since he left office, and he’s still receiving about half of the 2024 GOP primary vote in crowded-field surveys, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis often trailing by double digits.”
The US Cannot Be Safe In Trump’s Hands…
Not kidding, historians and scholars rank Donal Trump as the worst president in the history of the United States, and yea, there are solid reasons for it. His election and policies have sparked numerous protests. Have a look at some of them:
- 2017–2019 special counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller established that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to benefit the Trump campaign. Not only this, Donald made misleading and false statements during his campaign and presidency. Many of his comments and actions have been characterized as racially charged or racist, and many as misogynistic.
- Trump ordered a travel ban on citizens from several Muslim-majority countries.
- Trump diverted military funding towards building a wall on the U.S.–Mexico border and implemented a policy of family separations for apprehended migrants.
- He signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which cut taxes for individuals and businesses and rescinded the individual health insurance mandate penalty of the Affordable Care Act.
- In foreign policy, Trump withdrew the U.S. from the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the Iran nuclear deal, and he initiated a trade war with China.
- Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un three times but made no progress on denuclearization.
- Trump has been denounced for his mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic as he reacted slowly, ignored or contradicted many recommendations from health officials in his messaging, and promoted misinformation about unproven treatments and the need for testing.
Trump lost the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden but refused defeat and claimed widespread electoral fraud and attempted to overturn the results by pressuring government officials. He is infamously known for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 riots wherein he urged supporters to march to the US Capitol, resulting in multiple deaths and interrupting the electoral vote count. Trump remains the only federal officeholder in the history of the United States who has been impeached twice.
After he pressured Ukraine to investigate Biden in 2019, he was impeached by the House of Representatives for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in December. However, he was acquitted bu the Senate on both the charges but was impeached once again in January 2021 for incitement of Insurrection. If you ask me, yes, he will be running for President once again, but should he?