Donald Trump “will not return” to the White House because the ex-POTUS has too many “other challenges” World | New
The former president left the White House in January before Joe Biden was sworn in in Washington. Speculation about Mr. Trump’s potential return to power has escalated since his exit.
Earlier this month, during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Mr. Trump hinted that he could run for president again.
He claimed he would “beat” Democrats for a “third time,” referring to false claims that he won the 2020 election.
However, Allan Lichtman, a political historian at the American University in Washington, said it was unlikely that Mr. Trump would return to the White House in 2024.
The expert told The Miami Herald’s Andre Oppenheimer that it was “highly unlikely” that Mr. Trump would be the Republican candidate in 2024 or even return to the White House as a candidate for a third party.
Mr Oppenheimer wrote for the Miami Herald: “Lichtman became a household name in political circles when he accurately predicted Trump’s victory ahead of the 2016 election, when all the major polls and experts said Hillary Clinton would be the next president.
“He created a system of ’13 keys’ – 13 questions whose answers have allowed him to predict the winner of almost every US presidential election since 1984.
“When I spoke to him recently, he told me it was far too early to predict which party would win in 2024, but that Trump is unlikely to become the Republican nominee because ‘he has too many other challenges to face’ .
Mr. Lichtman correctly predicted the outcome of nearly every US presidential election in more than three decades.
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During his speech at CPAC, Mr. Trump appeared to acknowledge that leaving the Republican Party might cause them to “never win” a future election and rejected the idea that he would create his own political group.
He joked to the crowd, “Wouldn’t that be great? Let’s start a new party so we can split our vote and never win.”
Mr. Trump added, “We have the Republican Party. He will unite and be stronger than ever. “
In his CPAC speech, Mr. Trump also repeated his false claims that he lost the November election to Mr. Biden due to electoral fraud.
He said, “You actually know they just lost the White House.
“But who knows – who knows? I can even decide to beat them a third time, okay? “
Vice President Kamala Harris would be the “obvious choice” for the 2024 Democratic candidate, Lichtman said.
But he “wouldn’t count Biden either” despite turning 82 in 2024.