As it stands right now, there is little doubt that Donald Trump will be running for President again in 2024. Heck, he’s even suggested that an indictment from the DOJ wouldn’t stop him from running again.
But is this the wisest move for the GOP? Sure, Trump is the most powerful politician in America today, (let alone the Republican Party), but he’s still controversial, and he still draws a great deal of criticism from centrists and moderates.
Now, just weeks ahead of his likely announcement, Trump is catching heat from a GOP lawmaker.
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu speaks onstage. | Jon Cherry/Getty Images for Concordia
It would be a “terrible idea” for former President Donald Trump to announce a 2024 presidential candidacy before Christmas, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said Sunday.
He did not mince his words.
“People are really going to be happy one way or another that the election is over come Tuesday. And everyone’s going to want to take a breath,” the Republican governor said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
And that wasn’t all:
If Trump does make the announcement, “it’ll have no effect on anything, and I mean that quite sincerely,” Sununu said, adding that “eight to maybe a dozen other candidates” could run on the Republican side.
“He [Trump] doesn’t keep anybody out of the race,” Sununu said.
Trump is believed to be eyeing a November date for his official reelection announcement.