Donald Trump will not run for White House in 2024, says Anthony Scaramucci: 'He'll lose interest'
Scaramucci, who was fired in 2017 after serving just 11 days in the Trump administration, said the president's children could run for the top office
Former Donald Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci launched yet another criticism of the president saying there is little possibility of the outgoing commander-in-chief contesting for the presidency again in 2024, something that Trump’s close supporters are hoping for.
Scaramucci, a New York financier who served as the White House communications director for only 11 days in July 2017, was dismissed by Trump on the recommendation of the incoming chief of staff John Kelly for his critical views on some members of the administration in an interview with The New Yorker. Since then, he has become one of the staunchest critics of the president.
Speaking to CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Tuesday, November 24, Scaramucci or “the Mooch” as he is known, said he doesn’t think there will be another MAGA campaign four years down the line.
Trump is fighting hard to turn around the results of this year’s presidential election but so far, his efforts have not produced any result. On Wednesday, November 25, the maverick incumbent called into a meeting held in Pennsylvania featuring the state’s Republican lawmakers over the alleged voter fraud.
He and his aides continued to claim that the crucial state’s election results should be overturned alleging it has been stolen by the opponents. Pennsylvania, along with Nevada, certified on Tuesday that Biden won the election.
Trump’s problems are expected to rise once he leaves office because of a number of state and federal lawsuits against him. Even if he manages to secure a pardon, it is unlikely that the tax and bank fraud allegations will die down soon. According to Scaramucci, the GOP has other young faces who are ambitious to run for the president’s office and that will make Trump’s return in 2024 tougher.
“I actually think on January 21st, they’re going to slice his throat metaphorically and they’re going to push him out to pasture as hard as possible because you have all these young Republicans that want to run for president and Mitch McConnell knows that once he’s out of power he has to dispatch them very quickly,” the 56-year-old said. He also added that given Trump’s nature and age, it is even more unlikely that he will return for the top office.
“By the way, Chris, you know the president’s personality. I know it very well. The minute he leaves that stage, and it is no longer about him, he’s not campaigning for other people. He’s not going to go to diminishing crowd sized rallies for himself. And the bloom will be off the rose, and he’ll be 75 years old. So, I see this thing ending way more abruptly than other people do,” Scaramucci said.
CNN political reporter Ron Brownstein, who was also present during the talks, said Trump might eventually feel better campaigning against people than for people, especially if they try to confront him.
'He'll lose interest over 2024 election'
To this, Scaramucci said: “But, remember, he’s not going to be able to run until 2024. Trust me. I know the guy. It’s got to be 100% about him, 100% of the time. In the next few years, it really won’t be, and he’ll lose interest. That’s the nature of his personality.”
Scaramucci, who claimed before the election that Trump will go “quietly” if he loses the election against Trump, said in another interview to Express.co.uk a few days ago that Trump has no chance to return to the race for the White House in 2024. He also called him a “failed one-term president”.
Scaramucci bats for Trump's children
However, he conceded in the same interview that the businessman-politician still can cause “damage” in the period that he is still in office. He also suggested that instead of Trump, one of his ambitious children, possibly Donald Trump Jr, might be interested in taking up the mantle in 2024.
Scaramucci said Trump henceforth will have a hard time running around the country and going to rallies. He said people are not going to attend Trump’s rallies as they did earlier once the man is out of the office. “His time has come and gone,” he added.
Two of Trump’s children besides Donald Trump Jr — Eric and Ivanka — are considered to harbor political ambitions and according to Scaramucci, the younger people in the president’s orbit are more likely to run for the top office and only time will tell whether they will be successful. Lara Trump, the wife of Eric, has already floated the wish to compete for a seat in the Senate from North Carolina in 2022.
Scaramucci said he likes Donald Trump Jr and did not say anything bad about him or his sister. He also expressed his satisfaction over the fact that Trump has been “dislodged from the presidency” cautioning that he would have caused more damages to the country.