Speculation about former president Donald Trump running for president in 2024 has abounded ever since President Joe Biden took the White House.
One Senator that voted to impeach Trump, though, says Trump may not be able to win the nomination.
Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., made the controversial comments to Axios during an interview.
“President Trump is the first president in the Republican side at least to lose the House, the presidency, and the Senate in four years,” Sen. Cassidy said. “Elections are about winning. If you want to win the presidency, and hopefully that’s what voters are thinking about, I think he might.”
Sen. Cassidy went on to say “I think he might” lose the nomination.
Of course, this all assumes that Trump plans to run for president again.
He has done several rallies in recent months, though, suggesting he is at least toying with the idea.
“He’s not going to make any announcement in the next week or two,” Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said in May. “And certainly would be months before we know whether he is going to be running again. But, as a guy that has had a number of conversations with him, the odds are that I think this is not the last time that we’ll see Donald Trump’s name on the ballot.”
On top of that, Trump himself has strongly hinted that he will run again in 2024. He has cited campaign finance reasons.
“The answer is I’m absolutely enthused,” Trump told Candace Owens on her show earlier this year when she asked if he would run for the White House in 2024. “I look forward to doing an announcement at the right time. You know for campaign finance reasons, you really can’t do it too early because it becomes a whole different thing.”