On Sunday’s installment of NBC’s Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd held a roundtable chat that touched on the possibility that former President Donald Trump will seek another term in the White House in 2024, and, according to guest Mark Leibovich, the only strategy those who oppose such a scenario really have as of now involves “sitting around, hoping he dies.”
The incendiary remark was elicited by Todd, who first asked guest Rich Lowry of National Review how likely he thinks it is that Trump will indeed throw his hat into the ring, to which the purported conservative replied, “I think there’s probably, maybe, a 15% chance he doesn’t run, but very likely, he’s in.”
Leibovich, author of the new book Thank You for Your Servitude: Donald Trump’s Washington and the Price of Submission, interjected that in conducting research for his latest anti-Trump screed, a former Republican congressman indicated that those who do not want the former president to return to the arena have no plan in mind to counter his possible rise other than to hope for his death. WATCH:
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According to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), however, Democrats and Trump-hating Republicans hoping for his demise may both be extremely disappointed in the relatively near future, if the former president does what the longtime lawmaker anticipates, as Breitbart notes.
In a Tuesday conversation with Fox News Radio’s Brian Kilmeade, Graham declared Trump “very inclined to run,” largely because the country is now “broken in so many areas” due to policies of the Biden administration.
“I think he has unfinished business. I talked to him yesterday. He’s dismayed at how the border’s so broken, how bad the country is,” Graham stated.
“He’s got a good life, but I think he feels the need to get back in the game. Time will tell. I don’t know if he’s going to run for sure, but I would be surprised if he doesn’t,” the senator added.
According to Politico, some Republican leaders hope Trump – if he does run – will delay any announcement until after the fall midterms, but in Graham’s estimation, “the sooner he announces the more focused he gets on the future,” though whether the former president heeds that advice, only time will tell.