Donald Trump, pictured in October, is now said to be ‘over’ working as President of the United States (Picture: AP)
Donald Trump is ‘over’ being President of the United States and is no longer sure if he’ll launch another White House run in 2024, it was claimed. Washington DC sources told The New York Times that President Trump now appears ‘shrunken’ and ‘over his job’ in the wake of losing the presidency to Joe Biden.
Trump is now also said to be having second thoughts about a proposed re-election event on January 20, the day Biden is set to be inaugurated. The president and his top aides were reportedly plotting the campaign rally to upstage President-elect Biden’s inauguration, although he is now said to have cooled on the idea.
Sources say the president remains undecided about whether to try again for the presidency in four years. He would become the first president in history to attempt to win a second term in office after being beaten by a rival at the end of his first term.
Analysts say Trump’s indecision could also be a canny move, with the announcement of any re-election run automatically forcing him to disclose details of his finances, and putting limits on how he can spend funds.
President Trump, pictured on December 12, is said to have cooled on a plan to upstage Joe Biden’s inauguration by holding a re-election rally at the same time (Picture: AP)
Team Trump has raised a record-breaking $250 million cash fund since the president lost last month’s election, meaning he leaves with far more cash at his disposal than any previous president.
Around $60 million has been set aside for Trump’s new political action committee (PAC) called Save America, which he can use to campaign for or against other politicians, or upcoming legislation.
Trump could also use his huge cash pile to pay off legal challenges against this year’s election result – which was formalized on Tuesday.
Rules on what the money can be spent on are relatively relaxed, meaning the president could also bankroll possible personal legal challenges he may face.
Manhattan prosecutors are currently combing his tax and bank records for evidence of criminality, although no charges have been brought, and Trump denies any wrongdoing.
New York-born Trump is widely expected to move to Florida when he leaves office next month, and is also in discussions about which of his current staff he should retain.
He has largely retreated from public view in recent weeks, but continues to make allegations about the election result being stolen to his 88.6 million Twitter followers.
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