Donald Trump's niece Mary says he won't run for president in 2024 because he's too scared to 'lose like this again'
President Donald Trump's niece, Mary Trump, has claimed that his claims of running for 2024 presidency are just an attempt to "assuage his ego." Mary, while speaking to CNN's Chris Cuomo on Friday, November 13, said: "I think [running again in 2024] was floated initially as a way to appease him and assuage his ego."
The president's niece also said that her uncle will not want to lose again and hence, will not attempt a second bid for the White House. "He will never put himself in a position where he can lose like this again, first of all," the author of a tell-all Trump family memoir 'Too Much and Never Enough' said. "Secondly, it would mean for four years that he is playing essentially a supporting role, which will be very difficult for him to sustain."
She also expressed health and legal concerns toward the president, saying running again in four years may not be a possibility for Trump citing his unhealthy lifestyle. "And you know, most importantly, in four years he will be the same age Joe Biden is now," she said. "However, Donald is a very unhealthy person. He has a terrible diet. He doesn't exercise. And he has, you know, psychological disorders that continue to go untreated. So I don't even imagine that he'll be able to run in four years. Plus the fact, of course, he may be looking at serious charges being brought against him."
The author also slammed Republican senators for "enabling" her uncle's refusal to concede to President-elect Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race, calling it a "dangerous situation." She said: "This is the awful part of this. He should have been rendered completely irrelevant by now. Whether he concedes or not, it doesn't matter. It's up to the Republicans to say it's over, we're moving on. As long as they don't do that, they continue to give him power. They continue to give him the ability to rile up his base and other people who voted for him." Mary also claimed that the president's allies were "making an incredible miscalculation here by pretending that they can control this monster that they're unleashing upon us."
Despite Trump's resistance to the outcome of the 2020 presidential elections, some of his aides believe that he has resigned to losing and are convinced that legal challenges by the Republican will not change the results. They also revealed that the Republican leader has not attended an intelligence meeting in weeks. Trump was seen in public for the first time in days on Wednesday, November 11, when he and first lady Melania Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery to mark Veteran's Day and to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The first couple was accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka. Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller who replaced Mark Esper, after the Republican fired him earlier this week through a tweet, was also present. Trump, who is yet to publicly give an address after the election results, remained quiet during the brief outing. As the president continues to resist conceding to President-elect Joe Biden, his aides are growing more certain that "legal challenges won't change the outcome of the election", the Daily Mail reported.