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GOP Source: Trump Isn’t Running In 2024 Because Of His Massive Legal Problems And Fear Of Losing: Report

Will disgraced, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump make a run for the White House once again in 2024? That depends on who you talk to.

But according to former Fox News host Megyn Kelly, a source who once worked at the Republican National Committee has told her the Donald won’t be tossing his hat into the ring for two reasons: The plethora of legal problems facing him and his fear of losing yet again.

On her podcast, Kelly revealed Wednesday:

“Now, let me run this by you. Talked to a guy, used to be high up in the RNC, right? And he said, Trump’s not gonna run again. Trump just can’t say that he’s not gonna run again.

“He said he would never declare anyway, because as soon as he declares, like right? If he were to declare tomorrow, on the chance that he is gonna run again the RNC could no longer pay his legal bills.”

The former Fox host added:

“They couldn’t support him with his legal bills because the RNC has to stay neutral. So they can’t be funding one guy’s legal bills. So that — that I thought that was kind of interesting that like, Trump will have to delay if he’s going to announce that he’s running as long as humanly possible, cause he’s got a lot of legal bills, but it was this guy’s strong belief that he will not run again, that he’s too worried about losing.”

Mediaite notes that the RNC has indeed made it painfully clear to Trump that if he does announce another run for the presidency, they will shut off the spigot of money that is currently paying his legal bills, which are growing more burdensome by the day.

Last October, the RNC had warned Trump that they would no longer pay for his legal fees if he declared a 2024 campaign. At that time, the committee had paid over $2 million in legal fees to firms representing Trump.

According to CBS, since the FBI raid of his Florida home at Mar-a-Lago, Trump appears to have sourced funds from the Save America PAC to foot the bill of over $3.8 million dollars in legal consulting fees since August.

 

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Trump Thinks Running In 2024 Will Protect Him From Legal Problems – Here’s Why He’s Wrong

With the midterm elections now less than two months away, more and more attention is turning to what may happen in 2024 if failed, one-term former president Donald Trump decides to run for a second term in office after losing badly to President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race.

Some political experts believe Trump will indeed seek the GOP nomination two years from now, if only because it helps him remain relevant and in the public eye, which he craves.

Democratic National Committee adviser Kurt Bardella notes that Trump needs constant attention:

“He’s an attention whore and everything always has to be about Donald. He has to make himself the centre of the universe so he goes out there and plays this little flirtatious ‘will he, won’t he?’ card and it’s just designed to continue to keep that conversation going.

“It’s also designed to try to keep his would-be competitors like Ron DeSantis or Mike Pence or Mike Pompeo at bay.”

But perhaps the biggest concern for the disgraced ex-president is the endless stream of legal issues that hang over his head and continue to expand, especially since he was caught hoarding classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach. The Justice Department now believes that Trump has committed multiple felonies for keeping the documents in violation of federal law, including the Espionage Act.

So would a 2024 run protect Trump from a possible indictment and trial? No, but it’s almost as if he doesn’t realize that, according to Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia:

“He believes incorrectly that, if he’s a formal candidate, that will somehow protect him from legal charges. It will not. We’ve had quite a number of candidates in American history who got into legal troubles so I don’t know why he thinks that. Somebody probably said something to him once and he never let it go.

Nobody knows. He is very likely to run again but I can see scenarios in which he wouldn’t. He said himself, let’s see how my health is. He hasn’t had the best diet in the world and doesn’t look to me to be in particularly good shape.”

What will Trump do? For now, reports are that he has told the Republican National Committee he won’t announce a 2024 run until after the upcoming midterms. Ironically, it’s expected the DOJ will also make a formal announcement after the election whether or not it will charge the former president with crimes related to his document scandal.

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Insecure Trump Accuses Ron DeSantis Of Ripping Off His Hand Gestures And ‘Style’

As if he doesn’t have more than enough problems at the moment, disgraced, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump is now obsessing over what he perceives to be a threat to his primacy as head of the Republican Party: The hand gestures being used by Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis when he speaks on the stump.

According to a fascinating article in Rolling Stone, Trump has even suggested he might want to sue DeSantis for using his gestures and “style,” as if such things are protected by copyright.

Trump has a distinctive (and much-satirized) way of gesticulating while casually talking, delivering political speeches, or even “firing” contestants on his former game show. The sources note that when Trump has seen video clips of of DeSantis speaking at public events over the past year and a half, the former president has scornfully mocked the ascendant Florida Republican for appearing to imitate his body language, movements, and even, at times, speaking rhythm. One of the other sources recalls Trump joking at a dinner event earlier this year that he should sue DeSantis for copyright infringement.

Even some members of the ex-president’s inner circle have noticed the imitations and suggested that it goes far beyond just gestures, suggesting that DeSantis even steals policy ideas from the Donald:

The alleged rip-offs have raised eyebrows with other members of “America First” royalty. Donald Trump Jr. has told those close to him that he has noticed an uncanny pattern: Often he will tweet something from @DonaldJTrumpJr — a culture-war grievance or a burgeoning trend among the online right — and then very soon after, he will see those specific topics incorporated into the Florida governor’s talking points. This has happened enough times that Trump’s eldest son has come to believe, according to a person familiar with the matter, that DeSantis and his staff likely look to his Twitter account for inspiration and to raid it for their latest policy ideas or red-meat-hurling rhetoric.

Of course, all of this is emblematic of a much larger fissure taking place inside the GOP as 2024 approaches and both DeSantis and Trump may wind up facing each other for the presidential nomination, which remains unclear since Trump may well be under indictment by the time the primaries are held.

But if the two do wind up facing each other in 2024, the primary debates should be a blast to watch, especially if Trump accuses him of imitating his “style,” which of course is little than bravado and bullshit.

 

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MAGA Faithful Want Marjorie Taylor Greene As Vice President In 2024: Report

Despite the fact that many in her own party don’t like or respect her, the MAGA faithful who seem to control the GOP are already calling for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to be the vice presidential nominee for whoever wins the presidential nomination in 2024.

Speaking with NBC News reporter Ben Collins, who covers online extremism and threats, MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin asked:

“You’ve reported on the violent comments by Trump supporters, threatening basically civil war after the Mar-a-Lago search. What have you been hearing and seeing online since then?”

Collins responded:

“The tenor has remained at that level, the rhetoric has remained at a fever pitch, but now they’re pulling the IRS into the conspiracy theory. Pretty much anyone in the federal government is out to get them, that’s how they’re framing this entire thing. It’s how they’re framing 2022 in 2024, with the idea that since Donald Trump was persecuted, they believe, we are persecuted, we are next. The Donald Trump fans are next and that we are going to be rounded up, our guns will be taken away, or the IRS agents are a secret standing army to go after Trump supporters.”

He added:

“I just want to be clear, fealty to Trump is still the number one thing among GOP base right now and not apologizing for anything that happened in the Trump years or any idea that he has come up with over the last few years.”

And that’s when Greene’s name came up, with Collins reporting:

“Marjorie Taylor Greene is like a rising star in these spaces. I think people are shocked when you hear that Marjorie Taylor Greene has some real power in this space now, but she does. She is a tremendously powerful person among the GOP base right now, she has a way to reel people in, and on these Trump forums they view her even, more so as a vice presidential candidate than someone like Mike Pence at that point.”

How do you know when your political party has become a cult of hatred and violence? When Marjorie Taylor Greene is seen as a viable national candidate despite the fact that she isn’t qualified to collect garbage.

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Alex Jones Grovels For Trump’s Forgiveness After Kissing Ron DeSantis’ A*s Earlier This Week

Earlier this week, notorious conspiracy theorist and InfoWars host Alex Jones slobbered all over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), suggesting that he was the candidate the GOP needs to nominate in order to win back the White House in 2024.

On his show, Jones remarked:

“I am supporting DeSantis. DeSantis has just gone from being awesome to being unbelievably good. I can look into his eyes on HD video, and I see the real sincerity. We have someone who is better than Trump. Way better than Trump.”

And yet now Jones is backtracking, releasing a new “emergency” video in which he grovels and begs for Trump’s forgiveness. If Trump had actually been in the room when Jones filmed the video, you get the feeling he probably would have licked Donald’s shoes clean top and bottom.

In the video, Jones implores Trump to excuse his momentary lapse earlier in the week:

“So, this is my emergency message to you, Mr. President. To go and actually watch the first 30 minutes of Thursday’s show, we’ll put a link to it below here so you can see what I said in context. The corporate media edited down to a 30-second clip to make it sound like I’m only for DeSantis and that I’ve abandoned you – that’s not true. It’s the contrary. I understand you’re under attack. I understand you’re surrounded and I’m trying to get you to reassess the situation. I know people like Don are telling you to reassess the situation.”

Now that’s pathetic. What happened, Alex? Did your fans suddenly stop sending you money because you backed away from Trump for five seconds? Or is it that you simply can’t quit the old diaper-wearing gasbag who hates minorities as much as you do?

There was plenty of mockery for Jones on Twitter, all of it well-deserved: