After losing the election last November, President Donald Trump immediately told allies that he planned to run for president again in 2024, Politico writes.
But he began abandoning the idea after learning that it would require him to release financial records that would make him vulnerable to ongoing criminal and civil investigations and lawsuits, Politico writes, citing a source.
Then there were the riots outside the Capitol. A growing number of Republicans hold Trump responsible for these events.
In interviews, more than half a dozen Republicans who supported Trump or worked for him say the president is unlikely to run again. If Trump changes his mind again and decides to run for president, they say, they hope to convince him not to. “I don’t think anything will happen,” Trump’s friend said. “He’s not going to run in 2024. He’s not going to do it. He might tease, but no more than that.”