Ever since the FBI raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, many have wondered if the former President really will run again in 2024.
Trump has maintained his innocence regarding the allegedly classified documents seized by authorities, and he teased his 2024 candidacy in a video released immediately after FBI agents conducted the raid.
Now, one Republican leader claims the stage is set — and Trump could make history.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) revealed his 2024 prediction during an interview with CNBC’s Steve Sedgwick over the weekend, and it’s exactly what fans of the former President wanted to hear.
Despite continued accusations from the left, Graham believes Trump has a “pretty good chance” of winning if he decided to run again.
And if that happened, it would qualify as “one of the greatest comebacks in American history.” Given the scrutiny #45 faces currently and everything he’s gone through in recent years, it’d be quite the feat.
Said Graham (via Washington Examiner):
I’m literally telling you what I tell him.
If you lose again, the history about who you are and what you did dramatically changes.
If you come back, it will be one of the greatest political comebacks in American history. And if you get four more years, you can do big stuff.
Graham emphasized Trump’s opportunity to “start over” in 2024. And instead of focusing on the hurdles he must overcome, the South Carolina official focused instead on what Trump did while in office.
This includes tackling and fixing a few of the biggest issues that face the country today. Trump could say to America:
Remember me? I may not be your cup of tea, but when I was president, our border was secure.
We had the lowest illegal crossings in 40 years. I did it. When I was president, I stood up to China, and they listened.
When I was president, we had the strongest military since Ronald Reagan. When I was president, I destroyed the caliphate.
When I was president, we had conservative judges, not liberal judges. He has a story to tell.
However, it won’t be an easy path to navigate.
Sen. Graham warned that Trump’s biggest issue is actually himself: “His problem is personal,” he said. He needs to “focus on managing his personality and how he relates to the people.”
Graham suggested that Trump might’ve “worn America out” with his strong personality. Other critics and experts have suggested something similar in 2022.
Prior to the FBI raid, we’d heard reports that Trump had already made up his mind regarding 2024. And it’s unlikely that he’s changed his mind.
The only thing that might stop him is if official charges come down after the midterm elections, which Democrats are hoping is a very real possibility.
- Sen. Lindsey Graham said Trump “has a good chance” of winning in 2024.
- He said it would be “one of the greatest comebacks in American history.”
- Graham added that Trump’s personality could get in the way, and he should instead focus on what he accomplished as President.