Donald Trump might not be in the White House, but he wants to stay in control of the Republican party. The best way for him to do that, of course, would be to run for president again in 2024.
There are a number of things, though, that could prevent Trump from running. An impeachment conviction would bar him from ever running for public office again. The ex-president is also facing severe financial and legal woes. He could potentially be broke and or in jail by the time 2024 rolls around.
So in that case, who would be the candidate in 2024? Donald Trump Jr. has mentioned that he may be interested in piggybacking on his father’s popularity. Other ambitious politicians like Nikki Haley, Josh Hawley or Ted Cruz could be in the mix. But according to Fox News’ Chris Wallace, Mike Pence has the best chance of being the most likely non-Trump candidate.
Wallace told Sandra Smith, “If Donald Trump decides to run again, then somebody like Pence isn’t going to be able to run. He’s not going to run against the former president. But assuming that Donald Trump decides not to run, I don’t know who would be in better shape with the Trump base, despite the fact that they had this falling-out on January 6th, a pretty serious falling-out.”
Watch a clip of the segment below courtesy of Fox News:
In which Chris Wallace says no one is better positioned to capitalize on Trump’s base in 2024 than Mike Pence.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.