Ex-chief of staff says Trump will not run because he cannot be seen as a “loser”


Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOmar, Muslim Democrats Condemn Islamophobia Amid Death Threats On The Money – Powell Spins As Inflation Rises Trump Cheers CNN’s Cuomo Suspension To MOREThe longest-serving White House chief of staff isn’t so sure whether the former president will launch a comeback campaign in 2024, even if he continues to instigate another White House candidacy.

“Trump won’t run” John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE, a former Homeland Security Secretary who served as Trump’s chief of staff for a year and a half, told The Atlantic. “He’ll keep talking about it; he can even explain, but he won’t walk. And the reason is that he just can’t be seen as a loser. “

Kelly has remained relatively calm since leaving the White House in 2019, despite speaking critical of Trump following the January 6 riots in the U.S. Capitol.

However, his remarks to The Atlantic underscore the ongoing debate among Republicans over Trump’s political future.

While the former president has appeared sporadically in public and has hinted that another presidential election is on the table, some party officials and activists are skeptical that he will actually pull the trigger if he applies to the White House in 2024.

Despite losing the 2020 elections to President BidenJoe BidenCDC Works To Tighten Testing Requirements For International Travelers On The Money – Powell Overturns Energy & Environment Amid Rising Inflation – Presented by ExxonMobil – Manchin Seeks Spending “Adjustments” To MORE With around 7 million votes, Trump continues to claim without evidence that he was deprived of victory by widespread electoral fraud and systemic irregularities.

State reviews of election results have repeatedly exposed his claims.

Even so, Trump enjoys the political limelight and has been eagerly meddling in the discussions about the 2024 presidential election.

Other potential GOP presidential candidates, such as the former US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNikki Haley GOP Primary In NH House Race Brings National Spotlight To The Spotlight China’s Xi Likely To Invite Biden To The Beijing Olympics: Nikki Haley Report Calls For Cognitive Test For Senior Politicians MORE, have said they will not run for the White House if Trump decides to join the race.


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