We had heard before from a Trump advisor that this might be a possibility, but this is the first time that the idea is being attributed to Trump himself.
Courtesy of Axios:
President Trump has already told advisers he’s thinking about running for president again in 2024, two sources familiar with the conversations tell Axios.
This is the clearest indication yet that Trump understands he has lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden — even as the president continues to falsely insist that he is the true winner, that there has been election fraud and that his team will fight to the end in the courts.
Presidents are limited to serving two terms but they need not be consecutive.
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.
Even four years after leaving office, he could remain formidable in a Republican primary.
That fact alone could freeze the ambitions, fundraising and staffing of individual candidates — and of the Republican National Committee as it seeks to regroup and move beyond Trump.
Make no mistake if Trump follows through on this there is virtually no chance that he will not win the GOP nomination.
And I have to admit that I have very little confidence that Kamala Harris could beat him if she were the Democratic candidate.
As I expressed earlier I really think that Trump will be too busy with court cases, if not trying to escape from prison, to be bothered with launching another campaign, but barring that I think this represents a real problem moving forward.