Everyone is wondering if Donald Trump will run for President in 2024. Advisors to the former President have claimed that he intends to do so, while others argue that his time in politics is over.
Although still unclear a former White House aide, Omarosa Manigault Newman, claims that Trump’s physical condition might be the biggest deciding factor.
Newman has said the former President might not be healthy enough to run which shock many of his fans.
Since he left the White House Donald Trump has stayed at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida and kept a low profile. His son Barron Trump just enrolled in a new school there.
Donald Trump – Presidential race
When Trump lost the 2020 election, rumors began to circulate about him running for President again in 2024.
Trump teased as he mentioned a return to politics in the future.
“The answer is I’m absolutely enthused,” Trump said. “I look forward to doing an announcement at the right time.
“As you know, it’s very early. But I think people are going to be very, very happy when I make a certain announcement,” Trump added. “You know for campaign finance reasons, you really can’t do it too early because it becomes a whole different thing.”
Last year Politico wrote on the subject: “Trump is confiding in allies that he intends to run again in 2024 with one contingency: that he still has a good bill of health, according to two sources close to the former president. That means Trump is going to hang over the Republican Party despite its attempts to rebrand during his exile and its blockade of a Trump-centric investigation into January’s insurrection.”
Jason Miller Trumps advisor claimed that he would most likely run for President in 2024.
“It’s pretty clear that he’s running”
“I would say somewhere between 99 and 100 percent,” Miller said. “I think he is definitely running in 2024.”
He added: “I had a good conversation with him last night. I’m going to go see him in another couple of days here. He has not said the magical words to me, but if you talk to him for a few minutes it’s pretty clear that he’s running.”
Another person that is certain that Trump will run again is his niece, Mary Trump. In August, she claimed that “all signs” point towards Donald entering the 2024 presidential election.
“If you’d asked me if he’d run again in December, I would have said definitely not because he had just been humiliated and wouldn’t put himself in that position again,” she told Business Insider.
“But things have changed. He’s still spreading his ‘Big Lie,’” Mary Trump added, referring to a phrase used to describe Republican misinformation about the 2020 election.
“He’s also now spreading the second big lie. This is that the insurrection of January 6 wasn’t a big deal.”
During the 2020 Presidential election race, Trump put a lot of effort into decalring that Joe Biden was too old to run for President, and that the Democratic candidate’s health could become a problem.
It now appears that the same rhetoric may be used against Donald Trump if he decides to run.
Donald Trump – alarming health claims
According to Omarosa Manigault Newman, Donald Trump might not be in good enough physical condition to run for another term, she also suggested that Trump would benefit from speaking about how he’s actually feeling.
“I think, going into 2024, I’m really more concerned that Donald Trump hasn’t come forward and talked about his health,” she said.
Manigault Newman who has known Trump for decades, released her book in 2018, Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House, becoming one of his leading critics in the process. Trump later sued her over the publication, as he felt it violated a nondisclosure agreement. However he lost the case as she barely included privileged information.
“I don’t know if he will even be healthy enough to run in 2024, and I think he needs to come clean to the American people about where he is on that before getting into a very stressful and strenuous race for the White House,” she added.
Trump’s health questioned in October
Mary Trump is also of the opinion that Trump’s age and health might be a problem.
“Remember, he’s 75, not in good health, and there are the criminal investigations into him,” she told Business Insider. “Hopefully, something will interfere with his ability to run but, if all things are equal, he will.”
Trump’s tested positive for the coronavirus and the White House became more transparent in releasing news on his health.
His diagnosis arrived a month before the 2020 presidential election. Donald was airlifted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to receive treatment for his symptoms.
First Lady Melania Trump also tested positive for COVID-19.
Several conflicting statements were put out over the seriousness of Trump’s well-being.
“I stood out front, and led.”
His physician, Dr. Sean Conley, claimedTrump wasn’t receiving oxygen, however, a day later he contradicted his earlier statement and confirmed Trump was given oxygen.
“Late Friday morning when I returned to the bedside, President had a high fever and his oxygen saturation was transiently dipping below 94%,” Dr. Conley said, providing details he had concealed the previous day.
“Given these two developments, I was concerned for possible rapid progression of the illness. I recommended the president we try some supplemental oxygen. See how he’d respond. He was fairly adamant that he didn’t need it.”
Trump returned to the White House to continue his treatment and compared the coronavirus to the flu.
“You’re going to beat it [coronavirus],” Trump told his supporters upon arriving at the White House. “As your leader, I had to do that. I knew there’s danger to it, but I had to do it. I stood out front, and led.”
Donald Trump’s health ‘wasn’t as good’ as reported
Trump’s condition was worse than what was being reported.
The former president experienced “extremely depressed blood oxygen levels.” He also had lung infiltrates, which can be a sign of serious illness in corona-positive patients, doctors even considered putting him on a ventilator.
Lung infiltrates occur when “the lungs are inflamed and contain substances such as fluid or bacteria.
Melania Trump doesn’t want to be First Lady again
Former First Lady Melania Trump doen’t seem to share the enthusiasm of the idea of running for president as her husband.
Apparently she has already mentioned to several friends that she doesn’t intend on becoming First Lady again as she would prefer a more private life.