Advisors close to Trump say that he might run for president again in 2024.
While it is unclear what the next move will be for Trump after the White House, some advisors are saying that he would likely consider running for president again in 2024. Regardless of what his plans end up being, those close to the president say that he will continue to play a strong role in the Republican party.
Some reports have suggested that Trump could launch a television network or continue to host rallies, or perhaps both.
Rick Gates, an aide to Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign, expects Trump to remain in politics for the long haul.
"He's going to continue to play a significant role in the Republican Party. He’ll have that locked up for at least the next few years," Gates said.
Gates also said Trump would likely "seriously consider another run in 2024,” according to USA Today.
Gates is not the only Trump insider to make such a prediction. Mick Mulvaney, a former chief of staff, predicted a Trump 2024 campaign recently while appearing in recent interview.
“I would absolutely expect the president to stay involved in politics and would absolutely put him on the shortlist of people who are likely to run in 2024,” Mulvaney said.
There are historical precedents of presidents running for re-election years after losing.
In 1840, President Martin Van Buren lost his re-election campaign as the 8th President of the United States and chose to run again in 1848 as a member of the Free Soil Party. President Grover Cleveland was both the 22nd and 24th president of the United States. He served as president from 1885 to 1889 and then again from 1893 to 1897.
Theodore Roosevelt became President in 1901 following the assassination of William McKinley and was elected to a full term in 1904. After leaving politics, he attempted a failed return in 1912 running as a Progressive.
The 22nd Amendment states that "No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once."
However, the main focus of the Trump campaign right now is challenging the results of the election.
"This election is not over," Matt Morgan, a Trump 2020 campaign attorney, said Friday. If Trump declines to concede or make a congratulatory call to Biden, he will be the first president in over 100 years to reject the results until the very end.
As Anonymous News reported Saturday, the Trump campaign has promised a wave of legal challenges beginning Monday to challenge the reported results of the election.
“Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated. So what is Biden hiding? I will not rest until the American people have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands,” Trump said.