When he speaks to the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) convention later this afternoon, it’s expected that failed, one-term former President Donald Trump will again whine that the 2020 election was stolen from him, attack President Joe Biden, and possibly announce that he plans to run for the White House once again in 2024.
But does Trump really believe he has a shot at winning the next election, or does he have another motive for running a second time?
According to Anthony Scaramucci, who served briefly in the Trump administration as communications director, Trump’s motive is simple: Grifting.
Scaramucci appeared on MSNBC Saturday, and he made it clear that the Donald is only thinking about making money, perhaps to play his legal bills:
“I think he’s going to run in 2024, this is the most money he’s ever made — just imagine making $300 million off of these rubes that he’s coning after the election with his big lie. So he’ll run again in 2024.
“Will he go to the finish line? Maybe not. There are 10 or 12 Republicans that see themselves as a future president. They’re going to try to find ways to undermine him, obviously, Governor Nikki Haley already started that process, so I don’t know if he gets to the finish line, but why would he not run and raise money off the rubes that he’s raising money from?”
However, Scaramucci then added that Trump’s plans to seek a second term in office may not go as smoothly as he wants:
“I think it could get interrupted by the potential criminal investigations that are going on and the potential indictments, so if he runs and there are no indictments and I think he has a clear path to that nomination, and that’s why Sen. McConnell said ‘Of course I’m going to support him’ — which is even more levels of hypocrisy, but yes, he runs, he wins the nomination. There is risk here, though, because of his potential tax fraud case and other cases — even the D.C. case related to the insurrection is a potential speed bump to him getting that nomination.”
Donald Trump may actually believe he’s going to run in 2024, but that election is over three years away, and whether it’s the courts or the creditors, Trump won’t be on the GOP ticket. He’s a loser, and losers always find a way to screw things up.
Here’s the video from MSNBC: