The presidential election is now moving to their as several states have certified their election results and President-elect Joe Biden has attained a considerable lead and will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on January 20. On the other side, President Trump is still refusing to accept the election results and the Trump campaign has filled lawsuits in many battleground states alleging voter fraud.
Meanwhile, news has started to circulate concerning President Trump that he will be running again in the 2024 presidential race as the Republican nominee. According to some of the leading news outlets in the United States including the New York Times and Axios, President Trump has told his allies that if Joe Biden is certified as the winner of 2020 presidential he will announce a 2024 presidential campaign.
There is no constitutional barrier that stops President Trump to run again in 2024 as the constitution clearly states that an individual has the right to serve as the president for two terms and the two terms do not have to be consecutive. Previously, Democratic president Grover Cleveland served for two non-consecutive terms as the 22nd and 24th president of the United States.
Many advisors and allies of President Trump have also hinted towards President Trump running in the 2024 election. Bryan Lanza the former advisor of President Trump in one of his recent interviews said that President is in a good position to run for the president again in 2024. Steve Bannon was found making similar comments. Moreover, according to Politico President told Senator Lindsey Graham that if he does not get any relief from the courts he would run for the 2024 presidential election.
There is no constitutional barrier for the president to run in the 2024 election but he will face resistance from the republican party as many leaders already have eyes on the republican candidacy in 2024. These include Secretary of the State Mike Pompeo, Vice President Pence, and former UN ambassador Nikki Haley.
It is expected that President will announce his 2024 campaign along with accepting the Biden victory in late December or early January.