By Duncan Smith
Bad news, readers: Donald Trump just may not run in 2024, and if he doesn’t run then, he’ll never run for president again.
A copy of prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press that the president gave to donors at a GOP event at his Mar-a-Lago home on Saturday paints an ominous picture.
Trump spoke of Republican Party unity, which is a good thing.
He also talked about how he believes the GOP can win back Congress next year.
But the worst part is, he left the impression that some other Republican will be atop the ticket next time around.
And we already know that his VP, Mike Pence, is making presidential moves.
The AP reports:
Former President Donald Trump plans to affirm his commitment to the Republican Party — and raise the possibility that someone else will be the GOP's next presidential nominee — in a closed-door speech to donors Saturday night.
Trump's message, outlined in prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press, comes as GOP officials seek to downplay an intraparty feud over Trump's continued leadership in Republican politics, his commitment to party fundraising and his plans for 2024. While Trump's advisers report he will emphasize party unity, he is famously known to go off script.
'We are gathered tonight to talk about the future of the Republican Party — and what we must do to set our candidates on a course to victory,' Trump says in prepared remarks. 'I stand before you this evening filled with confidence that in 2022, we are going to take back the House and we are going to reclaim the Senate — and then in 2024, a Republican candidate is going to win the White House.'
Jason Miller, a trusted aide, also wasn’t very clear regarding Trump’s next move.
'Saturday's speech will be welcomed words to the Republican donors visiting Mar-a-Lago to hear directly from President Trump,' Trump adviser Jason Miller said. 'Palm Beach is the new political power center, and President Trump is the Republican Party's best messenger.'
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