Saturday, 28 Nov 2020

US Election bombshell: Donald Trump could run for President AGAIN in 2024

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Mr Trump has purportedly told advisers his intentions of running for president again next election. News website Axios was the first to report the news, with the New York Times following suit.

Mr Trump is said to have shared his thoughts about the 2024 candidacy with his advisors after pledging he would go to court with “valid and legitimate legal challenges” over electoral fraud allegations.

He said he “will not rest” until there is an “honest vote count” though independent election observers have rejected claims of widespread fraud.

In a statement released last week, Mr Trump said: “We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed.

“The simple fact is this election is far from over.

“Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor.

“In Pennsylvania, for example, our legal observers were not permitted meaningful access to watch the counting process.

“Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.”

Mr Biden has labelled the president’s refusal to concede defeat “an embarrassment”.

Meanwhile, Mr Trump reportedly plans to launch a political action committee, a federal fund-raising body that will allow him to retain some influence over the Republican Party after he leaves office.

Tim Murtaugh, a Trump campaign spokesman, told The New York Times plans to set up the committee had been in place for a while.

He said: “The president always planned to do this, win or lose, so he can support candidates and issues he cares about, such as combating voter fraud.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has already had a conversation with president-elect Joe Biden, and told MPs it was an “excellent” phone call.

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He referred to Mr Trump as the “previous president” and praised the “refreshing” conversation with Mr Biden.

Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, he said: “One of the many merits of the excellent conversation I had yesterday with president-elect Joe Biden was that we were strongly agreed on the need for once again the UK and the US to stand together to stick up for our values around the world.

“To stick up for human rights and stick up for global free trade, to stick up for NATO, and to work together in the fight against climate change. It was refreshing, if I may say, to have that conversation and I look forward to many more.”

The Prime Minister conceded he had enjoyed a good relationship with Mr Trump.

He added that he was “delighted” that the president-elect and the vice-president-elect Kamala Harris had “many areas” of “common cause” with him.

Mr Johnson said: “I had and have a good relationship with the previous president – I do not resile from that.

“It is the duty of all British prime ministers to have a good relationship with the White House. But I’m delighted to find the many areas in which the incoming Biden/Harris administration is able to make common cause with us.

“In particular, it was extremely exciting to talk to president-elect Biden about what he wants to do with the COP26 summit next year, in which the UK is leading the world in driving down carbon emissions and tackling climate change.”

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