In the dim light of his presidency, Donald Trump discusses various ways to break the upcoming Joe Biden era, including by announcing another race against him.
According to three people familiar with the talks, the president, who refuses to admit he lost the 2020 election, which he obviously did, spoke not only to close advisers and confidants about the possible 2024 run of the White House recovery, but to launch a campaign. The talks looked, among other things, at how Trump could best time his announcement to keep the Republican Party behind him for the next four years. Two of these knowledgeable sources said the president had also raised the idea in the past two weeks that an event in 2024 should be implemented in Biden’s inaugural week, possibly on inauguration day, if his legal efforts to steal the 2020 election fail in the end.
The president and some of his closest associates have already begun a survey of prominent donors to understand who would be with him, or possibly against him, if he chose to run in the 2024 elections. Some of the top Trump allies told The Daily Beast that they would do everything they could to remain in the good mercy of the president, which they calculated would contribute to getting a seat at the table and the party’s future – in case he started again.
Trump’s prediction of the future running of the White House is, on the one hand, an implicit recognition that he sees his own current legal efforts as long shots, and, on the other hand, reflects an inherent desire to maintain political power and public attention.
According to two sources directly familiar with the matter, the president boasted in private that he remained the center of attention, even when Biden was in the Oval Office, in part because the news media had been dealing with him regularly ever since, as Trump estimated. the rating of newsstands, and the same stores find Biden “boring”.
Neither the Trump campaign nor the White House commented on this story on Friday.
On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that at an oval office meeting between Trump, National Security Adviser, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the President said he wanted to start in 2024 if the election results by 2020. Trump’s lawyers destroyed it.
“If you do that – and I think I’m talking for everyone in the room – we’re one hundred percent with you,” O’Brien told the president, according to a Bloomberg report.
The president’s efforts to exploit various strategies to seize relevance and political influence come at a time when the country is still plagued by severe economic turmoil and deaths from the sharply growing coronavirus. In addition, they are taking place against the backdrop of one of the busiest and strangest transfers of power in recent presidential history.
“It’s a very difficult thing to admit because we know there was a huge fraud,” Trump told a White House reporter on Thursday.
Trump added to the refusal to consent with an attempt to make it harder for Biden to reverse his political achievements. Indeed, even before election day 2020, various Trump officials working in the administration drew paths to make it harder for Biden to re-enter the Iranian nuclear deal.
However, the official position of the White House, the Trump campaign, and large groups of power centers in the Republican Party is that Trump has won — and significant resources and money have been earmarked to support this alternative reality. And they do – and raise large sums for it – even though the vast majority of these senior officials know that the President’s legal lightning strike, led by Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is plagued and fueled by conspiracy theory.
Still, Trump’s various mortals don’t give up on the flaming struggle – but keep their minds open about a 2024 run and how happy they would be for a rebirth tour.
“I 100% believe Donald Trump will eventually win this election,” said Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow and co-chair of Minnesota at Trump 2020. “But every day is a blessing if President Trump can be our president. So, if that happened, yes, I would fully support every opportunity to serve the American people for as long as possible.