Donald Trump’s former acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says the US President does not like losing, and is unlikely to concede defeat to Joe Biden.
Mulvaney is now the US special envoy to Northern Ireland. Previously he was the acting White House chief of staff for Trump.
“Many of us expect the president to go into the television business, to start, for lack of a better word what we’re calling ‘Trump TV’ to compete with say Fox News.
“The president figured out a long time ago that there’s five or six networks, lying over half of our nation that are sort of centre-left, and one network vying over everybody from the centre to the right. So I think he’s going to do that.
“I don’t know if that takes him out of consideration for 2024, I don’t think it does. I think in fact he might use that as a way to stay relevant through to 2024 and run again.
“The president doesn’t like losing, he will not like having this … hypothetical loss on his resume, and certainly it’s very difficult to make the case that you are a great president if you are a one-term president, so I think that the interest he would have in running in 2024, might be fairly significant.
“Don’t dismiss the fact he would be roughly the same age in four years as Joe Biden is now, so it’s certainly not out of the question.”