Donald Trump and his advisors are considering a variety of options for announcing a 2024 bid for the White House, including a variant in which the outgoing president formally announces his intention to run on Inauguration Day in January, The Daily Beast has reported, citing three people said to be ‘familiar with the conversations’. A second idea was to make the announcement during the week of the inauguration.
Two of the outlet’s sources indicated that Trump had pondered aloud that announcing a run early could allow him to overshadow Biden even while the Democrat was president, given the media’s penchant for covering the bombastic business mogul-turned politician because he gets good ratings, while Biden is deemed “boring.”
On Thursday, Bloomberg reported, citing sources, that Trump national security advisor Robert O’Brien had expressed to the president his intention to stand by him if Trump did run again in 2024.
On Wednesday, a pair of New York City-based comedians bought the domain DonaldJTrump2024.com, with the link leading to a page calling Trump a “loser” repeatedly.
Republican strategists began considering the idea of a Trump run in 2024 almost immediately after the election, with former Trump 2016 deputy communications director Bryan Lanza saying just three days after the election that he “wouldn’t be surprised” if the president did run again, given his personality and the strength of his base.
The Biden campaign, other Democrats and the majority of US mainstream media (as well as some Republicans) have dismissed the Trump campaign’s claims and accused the president of undermining America’s democratic process via his refusal to step down.