President Trump, despite publicly declaring he won the Nov. 3 election, is privately telling people he plans on running again for president in 2024, The Washington Times has learned.
The prospect of Mr. Trump mounting a post-loss comeback is already freezing out other Republicans with White House aspirations, making them pick between fealty to the president and their own political aspirations.
It also creates an instant complication for GOP leaders in Congress, who have to worry about crossing him while simultaneously trying to thwart a Democratic president.
Even out of office, it seems, Mr. Trump can sow chaos in American politics.
A Republican strategist with close ties to the White House says rumblings of Trump 2024 are no joke or the kind of offhand comment that Mr. Trump often makes.
“He is definitely telling people that in a serious manner,” the strategist said.
“Now at the end of the day, even if in his head he doesn’t want to