As recounts, lawsuits and investigations continue one thing is clear, Donald Trump is not planning on going into a post-presidency solace. In fact, reports are starting to surface that if the lawsuits and recounts don’t go in the president’s favor, he may just kick off his 2024 campaign during Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Trump has received around 74 million votes, marking the highest number for an incumbent president ever and easily eclipsing the numbers of Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 elections. Obama tallied around 70 million votes in 2008 and close to 66 million in 2012. In the 2016 election Trump received around 63 million votes and his 11-million vote gain makes it clear he remains extremely popular with voters despite the loss to Biden in this election.
Biden has registered around 80 million votes in this election, marking the most ever in a presidential election.
As Trump starts laying out plans for a possible 2024 run, it is obvious he wants to remain relevant and holding an event at the same time as Biden’s Inauguration would certainly get people’s attention.
The president, however, does not appear ready to look beyond this election quite yet. On Monday morning Trump tweeted, “I’m not fighting for me, I’m fighting for the 74,000,000 million people (not including the many Trump ballots that were “tossed”), a record for a sitting President, who voted for me!”
Trump also continued to hammer Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp about the Georgia voting problems, tweeting, “Why won’t Governor @BrianKempGA, the hapless Governor of Georgia, use his emergency powers, which can be easily done, to overrule his obstinate Secretary of State, and do a match of signatures on envelopes. It will be a “goldmine” of fraud, and we will easily WIN the state.”
The president went on to say in a subsequent tweet, “Also, quickly check the number of envelopes versus the number of ballots. You may just find that there are many more ballots than there are envelopes. So simple, and so easy to do. Georgia Republicans are angry, all Republicans are angry. Get it done!”
2024 may be on Trump’s radar, but clearly 2020 is still his focus.