President Trump hinted during a White House Christmas party on Tuesday that he may run the office again in 2024.
Trump has refused to concede defeat to Joe Biden within the election , alleging that Democrats used widespread voter fraud to tip the results. Lawyers for the Trump campaign have challenged election leads to swing states including Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Attorney Rudy Giuliani admitted to a Pennsylvania court that the campaign’s suit therein state was “not a fraud case,” and therefore the suit was later thrown out, while the campaign also declined to pursue the lawsuit in Michigan after a judge threatened dismissal.
At the Christmas party, Trump indicated that he would plan to run president in 2024 should he be unable to remain in office.
“It’s been a tremendous four years. We try to try to to another four years,” Trump told guests. “Otherwise, I’ll see you in four years.” The president added that he believed he had won the election.
Trump has also privately discussed the likelihood of a 2024 run with advisers, consistent with reports in Axios and therefore the The ny Times.
Senator Kevin Cramer (R., N.D.) said last week that Trump’s apparent willingness to run president in 2024 could sideline other Republican candidates.
“Of course it makes it harder for people that might want to run,” Cramer told Politico. “It’s not up to him to form it easy for people to run.”
It is unclear what the president will do upon leaving office on January 20. Trump is reportedly considering funding a digital media company to compete with Fox News, a move that might give the president an outlet to influence voters.