EDITORIAL

Don’t Bet Against Trump For A Next White House Run

It’s early days yet to talk about another Presidential run for Donald J. Trump, but as they say on this side of the pond, nothing is off the table.

In the 2020 general election, Donald Trump won more than 70 million votes, the second-highest total in American history. Nationally, he has more than a 47% share of the vote, winning 24 states, including Florida and Texas.

Indeed, that’s something to sneeze about, and if he had yielded without his shenanigan take on the election result, today, his swagger would be much greater.

Many pundits have predicted that Trump’s star power would wane before the next general election, but Democrat’s big-government policies may create a wave for Trump to ride on.

For example, the immigration policy shift, higher taxes, and other socio-cultural issues – especially those affront to religious underpinnings, may all prove too much for a polarized society, and Trump could return easily with a bang.

Yes, he was defeated in the last general election and became one of only four incumbents in the modern era, not to get another four years. Additionally, he became the first president to lose the popular vote in consecutive elections. But like in most democratic countries, political events are a 9-day wonder.

In recent reports, former President Trump has been guarded on his intention on whether to run in the 2024 White House race.

“The answer is I’m absolutely enthused. I look forward to doing an announcement at the right time,” Trump said.

Formally declaring his candidacy would open Trump up to required financial disclosure forms and election laws that would dictate how he can raise and spend money in the meantime.

“Otherwise, I think I’d give you an answer that you’d be very happy with. So, we’re looking at that very, very seriously,” he said, before adding, “All I’d say is: stay tuned,” he added.

The truth is there is no one ‘better’ than Trump currently to carry the Republican message, and there is none that can withstand his acidic tongue.

His supporters are devoted and see him as legendary – he takes no prisoners, and there is no-holds-barred on the political stump for him.

That said, any move by Trump to be the front man for the Republicans could see some international allies backpedaling and scampering for new positioning in the global political complex.

On the other hand, it means that the Biden administration has to be more nimble by pulling out all the stops in messaging to out-flanked Donald Trump should he decide to run.

Trump seems to be more conversant with the “political road code” than the average politician, so to knock him off his base, the Democrats must show the masses that they are revolutionary in their outreach but rooted in traditional values.

Who will bell the cat? — an apt question, eventually.

Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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