According to a new report from Axios on Monday, President Donald Trump is considering a 2024 presidential election.
Axios reported: "President Trump has already told advisors that he is considering running again for president in 2024. Two sources familiar with the talks report to Axios."
The President is currently negotiating the results of the 2020 elections in several states.
SCOOP: Trump had already told advisors that he was considering running for president again in 2024. Two sources familiar with the interviews report to Axios. https://t.co/4yA5s99XqY
– Axios (@axios) November 9, 2020
Axios suggests that Trump thinks he lost
Axios also noted that this report was the first indication that Trump might accept that he “lost” this year's presidential election.
"This is the clearest indication yet that Trump understands that he lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden – even if the president continues to falsely insist that he is the real winner, that there has been electoral fraud and that his team up to Fighting to the end will be in court, ”said Axios.
But to the best of our knowledge, Trump is far from allowing the election.
Ballots are still being counted in Arizona and Georgia, and lawsuits issued by Team Trump over alleged election fraud have only just begun in at least Michigan and Pennsylvania.
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Trump, who did not concede and whose votes are still being counted, did not prevent all major news outlets from proclaiming Biden as president-elect.
Trump made a statement on Saturday.
"We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely claim to be the winner and why his media allies go out of their way to help him: They don't want the truth to come out," the statement said.
"The simple fact is that this election is far from over," she added.
"Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any state, let alone one of the highly competitive states heading for mandatory recounts or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate winner."
From colleague Jason Donner. Romney on Trump: He has the biggest voice, the biggest following. Surely Republican voters are listening to him more than any other Republican now, and so he will have an impact on what we do next week and next year and into 2024.
– Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) November 10, 2020
In October, Steve Bannon said Trump would run again in 2024
Steve Bannon, a longtime confidante and advisor to Trump, predicted that Trump would run again in 2024 should he ultimately lose to Biden.
"If for whatever reason the election is stolen or Joe Biden is declared the winner in any way, Trump will announce that he will run for re-election in 2024," Bannon said in an interview.
Exclusive: Trump's 2024 presidential plan. Steve Bannon predicts that if Trump loses the election, he will run again in 2024. "You won't see the end of Donald Trump," he says. https://t.co/TzPeKvoAIb
– Sharri Markson (@SharriMarkson) October 18, 2020
To date, only one man has served as president for two non-consecutive terms: Grover Cleveland.
Cleveland was President from 1885 to 1889 and from 1893 to 1897.
In the 1888 election, Cleveland won the referendum but lost to Benjamin Harrison in the electoral college vote.
Lindsey Graham also encourages Trump to run in 2024
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has the same idea.
On the Brian Kilmeade Show, Graham said, "I would encourage him to think about it," adding that Trump "should create an organization and platforms over the next four years to keep his movement alive."
Graham also mentioned President Cleveland: “Grover Cleveland came back. Donald Trump should think about it if he falls short. "
Graham: Trump should consider running again in 2024 if he loses https://t.co/HJ70R7xMbI pic.twitter.com/PLIiKGUcAs
– The Hill (@thehill) November 9, 2020
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If Trump ran in 2024, he would be Biden's age today
Donald Trump would now be near Joe Biden's age in four years, so any argument against a future run would be easy to reject because of age.
As we saw with Trump's quick recovery from COVID and his seemingly endless burst of energy, this is definitely not out of the realm of possibility.
Of course, the 2020 election isn't even over.