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Donald Trump begins his comeback into American politics, as if he ever left, this weekend, but he may have other plans in mind.
Many have speculated that Trump could have his eyes on the White House again in 2024 but there is another possibility that was mentioned in an interview he had with radio host Wayne Allyn Root.
The host suggested of Trump campaigning for a spot in the House of Representatives before taking on the challenge of winning back the White House in 2024, The Daily Mail reported.
“Why not, instead of waiting for 2024, and I’m hoping you’ll run in 2024, but why not run in 2022 for the United States Congress? A House seat in Florida. Win big. Lead us to a dramatic landslide victory. Take the House by 50 seats,” the host said.
“Then you become the speaker of the House, lead the impeachment of Biden and start criminal investigations against Biden,” he said. “You’ll wipe him out for this last two years.”
“That’s so interesting,” the 45th President of the United States said. “You know, it’s very interesting.”
An impeachment could not only thwart Biden’s agenda for his last two years but, if successful, could remove him from the White House.
He said that some of his advisors suggested that he campaign to be a senator but he liked the idea of being Speaker.
“But you know what, your idea might be better. It’s very interesting,” he said.
The idea was first thought of by Steve Bannon who mentioned it to Republicans in Boston in February.
“We totally get rid of Nancy Pelosi, and the first act of President Trump as Speaker will be to impeach Joe Biden for his illegitimate activities of stealing the presidency,” he said.
But Trump definitely has his eyes on the White House in 2024, and a two year stop in the House could be a good start to getting him back there.
On Friday he went after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg after the website announced that his ban would be in effect for two years.
In his email he gave what could be the biggest clue yet as to his plans for the 2024 presidential election and what his future holds.
In an email to supporters, the 45th President of the United States tore into Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, but in his rant was a clue.
“Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It will be all business!” he said.
Presumably he was not referring to the next time he takes the family on vacation to Washington D.C. and visits The White House.
If his plans for 2024 were not apparent before they should be now. One does not say “next time I’m in the White House” because they do not plan on campaigning for president.
The email came hours after Facebook announced that Trump would be banned from its platform for a minimum of two years, which covers the 2022 midterm elections.
The announcement came on Friday when Facebook’s vice president of global affairs Nick Clegg issued a blog post announcing a minimum two-year ban for Trump, Politico reported.
“Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension, we believe his actions constituted a severe violation of our rules which merit the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols,” he said. “We are suspending his accounts for two years, effective from the date of the initial suspension on January 7 this year.”
“We are suspending his accounts for two years, effective from the date of the initial suspension on January 7 this year,” it said.
“We are today announcing new enforcement protocols to be applied in exceptional cases such as this, and we are confirming the time-bound penalty consistent with those protocols which we are applying to Mr. Trump’s accounts,” it said.
But even when Trump comes back the company has announced that he will have to live by special rules made for him., which is significant because it means the ban is not permanent.
“When the suspension is eventually lifted, there will be a strict set of rapidly escalating sanctions that will be triggered if Mr. Trump commits further violations in future, up to and including permanent removal of his pages and accounts,” it said.
“In establishing the two-year sanction for severe violations, we considered the need for it to be long enough to allow a safe period of time after the acts of incitement, to be significant enough to be a deterrent to Mr. Trump and others from committing such severe violations in future, and to be proportionate to the gravity of the violation itself,” it said.