In lieu of a true concession speech from confirmed on Monday that his administration has allowed for the acknowledgement of President-elect Biden’s victory to begin a formal transition of power process.
While Trump and his allies continue to make their illusory case for mass election fraud, privately it seems the president has accepted defeat and is looking to the future – a future that may involve another run for the White House in 2024. New survey data of Republican voters shows he would potentially have an enormous base of support if he chose to retain control of the GOP in four years.
A new joint survey from Politico and Morning Consult shows that outgoing President Trump has roughly 54 percent of Republican voters’ support should he decide to run again in 2024. That demolishes other close candidates, including Vice President Mike Pence with 12 percent, Trump’s son with 8 percent and Sen. Ted Cruz with 4 percent.
Other plans Trump has reportedly considered include starting a media organization to compete with top conservative outlets like Fox News and Newsmax. With groundbreaking investigations by the New York Times and other outlets showing how much debt the current president has accumulated, a money-making media machine could be a more viable option to pursue rather than another run for president. It may be safe to assume Trump will most likely try to capitalize on his large base of supporters, whether through a media outlet or by other means, while dangling the idea of a 2024 campaign for the immediate future.