Several reports indicate that if President Donald Trump were to lose this 2020 presidential election, he would look to run again in 2024.
We don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves here as President Trump has still not conceded to Joe Biden, and, for good reason, as there are still votes to be counted and legal challenges to be resolved.
But, former acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney recently expressed his belief that a loss in 2020 wouldn’t be the end of President Trump’s political career.
“He doesn’t like losing,” Mulvaney said. “There’s actually a non-zero chance that Donald Trump runs again in 2024 and Joe Biden does not … simply because of his age.”
Why shouldn’t he?
There are indeed some facts that suggest that President Trump would have a good chance of being reelected. One, which we cannot overlook is his performance in the 2020 election.
President Trump received over 70 million votes, which is a record for a presidential candidate. Not only that, but 70 million is roughly 10 million more votes than President Trump received in 2016. To put this into perspective, former president Barack Obama lost 4 million votes during his reelection bid.
What this shows us is that President Donald Trump has actually gotten more popular during his first term. And, this is further supported by a recent poll that was released by Rasmussen.
According to this poll, President Trump, post-election, has seen job approval ratings of 52 percent. To, again, put this into perspective, Obama, at this same time during his presidency, had a job approval rating of 51 percent.
With these kinds of numbers, it is almost impossible to believe that President Trump lost the presidential election – if he did indeed lose it, which, at best, is unclear at the moment.
If President Trump does go on to lose, these numbers would suggest that he has a legitimate chance at regaining the presidency in the future. Regardless, though, one GOP Senator believes that no matter what, President Trump’s influence isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) recently said that President Trump “continues in my view to have substantial influence within the party. If he wants to continue to have a role in the party, he certainly will.”
President Trump has yet to comment upon such things. At the moment, he remains focused on running the country and on making sure that the 2020 presidential election was fair.