President Donald Trump told supporters he would run again in 2024 if his efforts to reclaim the White House this year fail.
The moment: Trump reportedly made the comments at a White House Christmas party on Tuesday night.
- “It’s been an amazing four years. We are trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I’ll see you in four years,” Trump told a crowd of mostly Republican National Committee members, who erupted in cheers, Politico reported, citing an unreleased video.
The president also repeated his allegations that the 2020 election was “rigged” to secure victory for Democrat Joe Biden and hailed forthcoming coronavirus vaccines supported by his administration as a “medical miracle,” according to the report.
The show that never ends: Trump officials, with the president’s approval, are cooperating with the formal transition process to a Biden presidency.
- But Trump has vowed to “never concede” the election to Biden, and his campaign has persisted in a losing legal battle to overturn the results.
According to multiple news reports, Trump is considering holding his 2024 campaign rally during Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration.
- Several anonymous allies of the president, though, predicted to Axios in a report on Wednesday that Trump’s rivals will ultimately force him out of the race.
- “I think he will have more trouble than he can begin to imagine,” the source said. “No one is going to let him have a free pass in the primary.”