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President Trump continues to claim victory over the 2020 US election after President-elect Biden was called as the winner. Mr Trump has accused the Democratic Party of widespread electoral fraud despite multiple failed legal pursuits.
Three sources close to Trump’s administration told The Daily Beast that President Trump has spoken to his close advisors and confidants about a potential 2024 run for office.
They also revealed how Mr Trump could announce his rerun in order to disturb President-elect Biden’s first term in the White House.
Two of the sources told The Daily Beast that Mr Trump, in the past two weeks, has contemplated the idea of doing a “2024-related event” during Mr Biden’s inauguration week.
They added that the president flouted the idea of possibly holding the event on Inauguration Day in January if his continued legal efforts to win the 2020 election fail.
Two sources also told the Daily Beast that Mr Trump has privately bragged that he would still remain in the media’s attention even if Mr Biden takes office.
They said this is because Mr Trump believes the news media will keep the spotlight on him regularly as he gets them ratings and those same outlets find Mr Biden “boring”.
This comes amid other claims that the president is considering a 2024 presidential run.
Mr Trump would be constitutionally eligible to rerun for US President in 2024 as he has only served one term in the White House.
On Thursday, sources told Bloomberg that the president’s national security advisor Robert O’Brien told Mr Trump’s he’d like to support him if he runs again in 2024.
According to Bloomberg, Mr O’Brien told the president: “If you do that—and I think I speak for everybody in the room—we’re with you 100 percent.”
Last week two separate polls also revealed that a majority of Republican voters want Mr Trump to run again in 2024.
A survey conducted by Seven Letter Insight showed that 66 percent of Republican voters who took part in the study want Mr Trump to run for re-election in 2024.
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Another survey conducted by Politico and Morning Consult found that Mr Trump would win the Republican presidential nomination in 2014 if he decided to run again.
On Thursday, Mr Trump said he will leave the White House if Mr Biden is formally confirmed as the next US President.
Speaking to reporters at the White House for the first time since losing the election, Mr Trump continued to refuse to concede.
He insisted that “this race is far from over”.
Electors in the US are set to meet on December 14 to formalise the election results.
President-elect Biden is then due to be inaugurated on January 20 next year.
Mr Biden leads the president with 306 votes to 232 under the US electoral college system which gives him a huge win over Mr Trump.
Earlier this week, the president agreed to allow the formal transition of Mr Biden’s team to begin after it had been delayed.
At the White House on Thursday, Mr Trump said: “It’s going to be a very hard thing to concede because we know there was massive fraud.”
However the claims of fraud have been dismissed by independent election experts.
Mr Trump is not required to concede in order for President-elect Biden to take office.
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