Impeached one-term president Donald Trump has told close advisers that he’s planning to run again in the next four years.
Trump lost his reelection bid to Democrat Joe Biden but he received the second highest number of votes for a candidate running for president, in history. If he should seek the Republican Party nomination in 2024 he would likely be the front-runner given how popular he is within the Republican party which he has remade into his image.
According to Axios, aides advising Republicans who are likely to run in 2024 are dreading the prospect of a Trump run given the extraordinary sway he holds over millions of GOP voters.
Though it is a bit unusual, it is not unprecedented. President Grover Cleveland served as the 22nd and 24th president. Presidents are allowed to serve two terms in office, they don’t have to be consecutive.
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Trump mulling a potential 2024 run is the strongest indication yet that he knows he lost the 2020 election even as he continues to say he is the rightful winner of the election that he claims was stolen from him.