The Memo: Trump's Future Includes Several Paths

President Trump will likely never admit that he lost the 2020 election, but the attention of the political world is shifting to what he will do after leaving the White House.

It’s a tricky subject among those close to Trump, who don’t want to draw his ire for acknowledging that he was defeated by President-elect Biden, who will take office on Jan. 20.

Trump will clearly try to maintain his relevance after he leaves office. There are a number of overlapping roles he could play in order to do that: likely candidate in 2024, a GOP “kingmaker” for that race if he does not end up running, and a major media presence.

If he runs again, said GOP strategist Ford O’Connell “he is without question the favorite” to become the nominee.

For now, O’Connell added, “he is essentially freezing the 2024 field because they are all wondering what he is doing.”

Read more from Niall Stanage at The Hill

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published this page in In The News 2020-12-21 22:26:38 -0500
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