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Former President Donald Trump made his intentions on 2024 known during a golf outing and it was caught on video.
It happened on Tuesday when he was golfing with friends and one of them referred to him as the “45th president.”
Trump responded by saying “45th and 47th,” which would appear to indicate his intentions for 2024.
“47th! Yes, yes!” his entourage said. “I love that. Mr. Donald J. Trump, ladies, and gentlemen.”
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In December, one of President Joe Biden’s gaffes led to Donald Trump, his predecessor, ruthlessly mocking him, but that was not the biggest news of the interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo.
It is official, the 45th President of the United States said that he would love to have a rematch with his 2016 rival Hillary Clinton, whom he defeated for the presidency.
“The other day Hillary Clinton said that if you win again, it is the end of democracy. Will this be a rematch?” the host said.
“Oh, I have no idea. I hope so. I mean, I’d like that,” the former president said. “But Look, the woman is crooked as can be. She cheated in the election. They spied on my campaign.
“Remember I put out that little statement, they’re spying on my campaign, and all hell broke out,” he argued. “You know why it broke out? Because they knew I was right. They knew I was right. And all of these things that happened, let’s see what happens now. Let’s see what happens to Hunter, let’s see what happens to all of it.”
And that is when the interview changed to the topic of the current president.
“Just today (Biden) called Kamala Harris president again. Do you think someone else is directing him?” the host said.
“Well, I never called Mike Pence president. I’ll tell you, I can’t imagine what’s going on. It’s hard to believe,” he said.
“Who’s running the country?” Bartiromo pressed.
“Well, think of it, it was so obvious in this case because 450,000 — he was incensed. He was very upset by that question, asked by a very good reporter, actually.
“But he was very angry at that question. Like, how dare you, what a stupid question, of course. The next morning he was saying how, yeah, this is something that we think is excellent,” Trump said.
“That really means in the truest sense that he is not running this country, because there’s no way you go from indignation to, oh, that’s wonderful,” he said.
As for a rematch with Hillary Clinton, it appears she is still not over her defeat in 2016 and, in a recent interview, she warned of what she believes would happen if Trump won again.
“If I were a betting person right now, I’d say Trump is going to run again,” she said last week on NBC’s “Today.”
“He seems to be setting himself up to do that, and if he’s not held accountable, then he gets to do it again. I think that could be the end of our democracy. Not to be too pointed about it, but I want people to understand that this is a make-or-break point,” she claimed.
“If he or someone of his ilk were once again to be elected president, and if especially if he had a Congress that would do his bidding, you will not recognize our country,” the former first lady said.
“I tried to warn people. I tried to make the case that this was really dangerous — the people he was allied with, what they were saying, what he might do,” Clinton continued.
“I do think, but for Jim Comey and the stunt he pulled 10 days before the election, I would have won. I feel terrible about not stopping him and the people around him, but I feel like now everybody can see for themselves what kind of leader he is,” she added, without elaborating on what constitutional amendments or civil rights Trump eliminated while he was in office.
“Clearly, there were people who liked what they saw, despite what I see as the real dangers to our country. They turned out and voted for him. And he’s trying to get it set up so that will happen again for him, even as he loses, as he did twice, the popular vote,” she went on without elaborating that Americans don’t elect presidents via popular vote, we elect them via the Electoral College.