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luigirovatti's avatar

I heard that Trump intends to run for the 2024 presidential elections. Is that true?

Asked by luigirovatti (2297points) 2 weeks ago

I mean, I thought you couldn’t run for more than two terms of presidentship, and Trump already did them.

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flutherother's avatar

Trump hasn’t made any formal announcement about running in 2024 but he is eligible to serve a second four-year term. Running in 2020 and pretending he won doesn’t count.

rebbel's avatar

Trump did one term.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I would like to see him be running mate with someone else heading the ticket. As VP, he would have no term limits, unless for some reason he should have to become prez.

However, hints leave me to believe he will be in office before 2025.

Whatever the case, he has confirmed he has plans to be involved in politics.

I hear he has lost weight, and is looking pretty good.

By the way, the proper word is not presidentship, it is presidency.

ragingloli's avatar

“I would like to see him be running mate with someone else heading the ticket.”
He is a narcissist, and he is never going to play second fiddle to someone else.

LostInParadise's avatar

Trump is using the possibility of running again as a way to remain in the public eye and to raise money.

Blackwater_Park's avatar

He intends to run. He can’t stand losing and this would be a 1up on the person who beat him.
For the love of god we do not need Biden vs Trump again. Both have proven to be blundering morons.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Biden will never be running for anything again. He is too far gone. There is no chance anyone sane could think otherwise.

Blackwater_Park's avatar

I’d be surprised if he makes it another six months

chyna's avatar

@flutherother That got a real belly laugh from me!

chyna's avatar

I read somewhere that his wife refuses to go back to the white house to live. Don’t know if that’s true, but I can’t see that stopping trump from running again.

jca2's avatar

I’m hoping he gets charged with some crimes (NY taxes maybe), and that might help be a deterrent.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

He’s collection money from supporters, if he declares he’s running in 2024 – - it will be audited as campaign funds. Right now he has a part time job getting money from the fright wingers.

Inspired_2write's avatar

If he ( Trump) does run again he will be 79 years of age.( born June 14,1946)
Biden will be 82 years of age ( Nov 20,1942)
Only three years difference between them.
Perhaps more will be running by then as well?
The world is not ready for that trainwreck tht Tump became.

kritiper's avatar

You can’t serve as president for more than two consecutive terms. There is no rule about running multiple times.
According to what I’ve heard, Trump does intend to run again. He has said so himself!

Poseidon's avatar

There are many reports saying that Trump will run for the 2024 Elections. Some from reliable sources. However Trump is such a liar we cannot take anything he says as the truth.

However, after the absolutely disgusting way he ran his Presidency the last time I am hoping every American has the sense not to vote for him in fact if those who select the Presidential nominees in the Democratic party choose Trump again then they are as bad as he is.

BTW – I am not a Republican. In fact I am not an American and I don’t reside in the US. I have simply been studying American politics and Trump’s reign as POTUS in an unbiased way. I have come to the conclusion that he is the very worst President the US has ever had. His track record is absolute proof of this.

chyna's avatar

So @kripiter, does that mean Obama and Clinton and Bush could all run again? Or does that mean only a person who didn’t win 2 terms?

Poseidon's avatar

ADDENDUM – To my previous answer

I am sure the majority of Democrats will disagree with my comments about Trump but that does not make it any the less true.

They are entitled to their opinion which is right in the same way I am.and I respect their views.

kneesox's avatar

@Poseidon
> if those who select the Presidential nominees in the Democratic party choose Trump again

Ahem, the Democrats never chose Trump.

Why would the majority of Democrats disagree with you?

jca2's avatar

@chyna Since Obama and Clinton and Bush were all president for two terms, they couldn’t run again because in order to run, a candidate has to get endorsed by their party and also needs financial backing (i.e. fundraising). No political party would endorse a candidate that had zero chance of winning and no campaign donor in their right mind would donate to a candidate that had zero chance of winning. No union or other organization that might endorse a candidate is going to endorse someone who has zero chance of winning either.

If Obama, Clinton and Bush said they intended to run for President, they’d probably be laughed out of the room.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Donald Trump’s tenure as the 45th president of the United States began with his inauguration on January 20, 2017 and ended on January 20, 2021.

He just was in for one term. And after Jan 6th, many have abandoned supporting him.

Patty_Melt's avatar

He intends to run, but he never said the word president.

Trump has retained most of his support, and gained quite a lot.

With the information coming to light about January, he hasn’t lost many.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Patty_Melt He has here, but after Afghanistan, tension is high against Biden. Who knows.

kritiper's avatar

@chyna For example, Nixon ran more than two times before he became president, is what I meant. I think Obama, Clinton, and Bush could run again, but I am not sure of that.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@kritiper NO NO ! !

Two terms total that is all no third time. Since FDR.

kneesox's avatar

@jca2 Anybody who meets the Constitutional qualifications can run:

According to Article II of the U.S. Constitution, the president must be a natural-born citizen of the United States, be at least 35 years old, and have been a resident of the United States for 14 years. Source.

There’s nothing there about a political party. Also “running” doesn’t necessarily get you on the ballot. But there are third-party candidates every time, and some of them get a lot of votes.

You might need the backing of a major political party to win, but you don’t need it to run.

jca2's avatar

@kneesox: Sure, if they want to spend their own money and throw their money down the toilet when they couldn’t win but it wouldn’t get them anywhere.

filmfann's avatar

Trump completed one term. He can only serve one term more. Consecutive has nothing to do with it.
Trump will probably run again, so he can collect money for a potential campaign. He will drop out, and give some money to his son to run. His son will probably blow it all on coke.
You can run for president as many times as you like. Joe Biden ran several times.

Zaku's avatar

Remember, Trump said his first term didn’t count, because of the way he was treated. And he also said that he won re-election, but was cheated, by election fraud that he totally didn’t make up.

Patty_Melt's avatar

@filmfann, your facts are correct, but let me clarify your final statement.
You can run as many times as you want, if you have not yet served two full terms. GW, Bill, and Barry cannot run again. They are not eligible, because they all served two complete terms.

jca2's avatar

@filmfann: @Patty_Melt said what i was just going to say. Joe BIden ran in the past but has never won. The comparison was with Biden, Obama and Clinton, who have already served their two terms.

jca2's avatar

Just to add, so Biden was endorsed this past time because he had a chance of winning (due to never being President in the past). Nobody would endorse Clinton, Obama or Bush if they tried to run again, because again, they’d not be able to serve.

JLeslie's avatar

A person can’t be president more than two terms, it has nothing to do with consecutive or not.

As said above, Trump was president one term, he can certainly run again.

I still hear he plans on running. I figure that’s how he makes millions of dollars. People keep contributing to his political campaign. What a joke. Keep tithing to the Trump that they worship I guess. He laughs all the way to the bank.

I’m pretty sure I will never give one penny to a politician. If everyone stopped doing it, the system would finally change.

I figure that’s what DeSantis is doing now too, catering to the far rate for the money—the donations.

I think the Democrats have a serious problem in 2024. Who is going to run? Biden again? Harris?

I’m really thinking we need two brand new candidates to the field, one on each political side. I can hope.

Patty_Melt's avatar

The campaign funds don’t go to him. Funding goes to the campaign. Since he is not currently campaigning, he gets no funding.
Greed is not a motive. He rejected pay while in office.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Not so @Patty_Melt

“Former President Donald Trump’s political PAC raised about $75 million in the first half of this year . . .” Seattle Times July 22, 2021

He still campaigning the Stop the Steal !

Patty_Melt's avatar

So? He still doesn’t get to pocket the funds. And why not campaign to ensure voting is on the up and up? Do you have something against ensuring vote integrity?

Democrats have cried over vote integrity in the past, but this is the first someone has taken measures to be sure.

Zaku's avatar

“Donald Trump is a one-man scam Pac,” said Paul S Ryan, vice president of policy and litigation with Common Cause. “Bait-and-switch is among his favorite fundraising tactics,” Ryan stressed, noting that Trump’s Save America Pac told “supporters he needed money to challenge the result of an election he clearly lost, and then wound up not spending nothing any on litigation last year.

”“The president deceived his donors. He asked them to give money so he could contest the election results, but then he spent their contributions to pay off unrelated debts,” said Adav Noti, a former associate general counsel at the Federal Election Commission and now chief of staff at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center.

Noti added: “That’s dangerously close to fraud. If a regular charity – or an individual who didn’t happen to be president of the United States – had raised tens of millions of dollars through that sort of deception, they would face a serious risk of prosecution.””

“Campaign filings for the first six months of 2021 reveal that Trump’s political groups led by Save America raised $82m, an unprecedented total for a former president. Save America banked most of the funds while spending some to pay for Trump’s travel and other expenses, instead of challenging election results in states like Arizona, despite Trump’s false claims of fraud there.”

( https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/02/donald-trump-fundraising-schemes-campaign-finance-scrutiny-criticism )

Zaku's avatar

“Democrats have cried over vote integrity in the past, but this is the first someone has taken measures to be sure.”
– He “took measures” all right, like phoning up state election officials to ask them to “find votes” for him, getting lawyers to file zero-merit lawsuits making baseless claims of election fraud, trying to get Pence to interfere with the confirmation process, and inciting an attack on the Capitol.
– If anyone’s actually looking for evidence of election interference, they ought to start with Trump.

JLeslie's avatar

@Patty_Melt He can use certain donations for anything he wants personally. From what I read several months ago it was multimillions. I asked a lawyer friend of mine about it and he said Trump can buy cheeseburgers and pizza every day with it if he wants to. @Zaku linked some articles, I have this one here too. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/03/donald-trump-super-pac-scam

Democrats do it also. It is not like only Republican politicians abuse the system. That’s why I said I will not give money to politicians. If I was giving it would likely be to a Democrat. It would be interesting to know if Republicans give more than Democrats or vice versa.

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