Since being voted out, Donald Trump has been playing with plans for a renewed presidential candidacy. Now the ex-US President should already be aware of this. But how his decision turns out, he keeps secret.
Will he come back or not? Former US President Donald Trump has once again fueled speculation about a candidacy in the 2024 election. “For me, I’ve already made that decision,” Trump told New York Magazine in an article published Thursday — without saying whether he wanted to run again or not.
According to the outlet, Trump then added in a conspiratorial tone that the question was whether he would announce his “big decision” before or after the important congressional elections in four months: “Do I go out with it before or after? It’s going to be my big decision be”.
Donald Trump has been playing with renewed candidacy for a long time
Since his deselection, Trump has repeatedly flirted with a renewed candidacy. In the United States, a person can serve two terms of office, whether consecutive or not. Trump would be 78 years old when elected in just over two and a half years.
The political career changer, ex-real estate mogul and reality TV star still refuses to admit his defeat in 2020 against the new President Joe Biden. He claims to have been deprived of victory by massive electoral fraud, but has never produced any evidence. Biden received 81 million votes in the election and a clear majority of voters. More than 74 million Americans voted for Trump. Biden replaced Trump in the White House on January 20, 2021.
Trump has come under intense criticism because his supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6 after a presidential rally, where Congress was preparing to officially declare Biden’s victory at the time. Trump then had to face a second impeachment trial in Congress, where he was charged with “inciting riots.” A majority of the senators voted against the Republican. However, the two-thirds majority required for a conviction in the Senate was missed.