With the 2018 Midterm elections just over two weeks away, we can expect discussion to pick up very soon concerning the 2020 general election. There have already been indications that several Democrats will seek to run against President Trump in 2 years from now. They include possible candidates such as Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Michael Avenatti, among others.
According to MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, however, these potential Democratic candidates might not actually end up running against Trump after all, but perhaps a different Republican candidate instead.
In speaking alongside co-host and wife Mika Brzezinski, Scarborough appeared on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert last night, and predicted something quite interesting.
When asked about the 2020 election, and which Republicans might challenge Trump in the primaries he said:
“I don’t think they are going to have to step up to challenge Donald Trump because I don’t think Donald Trump’s going to run for re-election. He didn’t want to be elected president, he didn’t think he was going to be elected president, he didn’t even think he was going to get the Republican nomination. He’s going to cash out.”
Stephen Colbert brought up a point, explaining how he really hopes Trump actually does run for re-election, saying:
“I think it’s important that the voters of America have an opportunity to say ‘Oops, my bad, we’ve made a mistake there’ and correct themselves. And if Donald Trump doesn’t run he takes away that corrective action of history and therefore his presidency is whole and un-judged if he just doesn’t run again.”
While Scarborough says that he doesn’t believe Trump will run, Trump contradicts this. Earlier this month Trump claimed that he was “100%” sure that he would seek re-election.
Watch the entire clip from “The Late Show” interview with Scarborough and Brzezinski below.