President Trump announces that his leading rivals would stand aside during primaries in 2024, although he may not run if health is an issue
Trump’s health has long been a subject of inquiry among his critics and detractors, although from what the White House doctor, Dr. Ronny Jackson, has said, that criticism is baseless.
From White House Doctor Ronny Jackson:
“the president’s overall health is excellent,” in spite of his more unhealthy habits, due to his “incredible genes.”
“It’s called genetics. I don’t know,” said Jackson.
“Some people have just great genes. I told the president that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old. I don’t know.
Additionally, he stated that “It’s just the way God made him.”
In fact, doctors who study ageing have even referred to Trump as a “super ager” who could be healthy and active “into his 80s.”
Nevertheless, President Trump is wise enough to know that health can change at any given minute, and that if it ever turns for the worst he may not run.
From the Daily Mail:
“You always have to talk about health. You look like you’re in good health, but tomorrow, you get a letter from a doctor saying come see me again.”
‘That’s not good when they use the word “again,”‘ he said, adding that he was currently in good health.
But he went on to again hint that he planned to stand.
“I don’t want to comment on running, but I think a lot of people are going to be very happy by my decision,’ he said, adding: ‘Because it’s a little boring now.”
Trump went on to say that his health would impact his decision to run in 2024 saying “a bad call from a doctor” would stop him from running, however there are strong hints that running is his intention.
The interview also included commentary by the president on his main “rivals” within the party, and his ability to influence which Republicans candidateswin via endorsements.
Trump leads potential Republican rivals by sizable majorities in polls.
It leaves much of the rest of the possible field waiting to see when and whether he throws his hat in the ring.
But still Trump claimed that he will be the candidate if he decides to run, and the likes of Mike Pence, his former vice president, Mike Pompeo, his former secretary of state, and Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida, would simply stand aside.
“If I ran, I can’t imagine they’d want to run. Some out of loyalty would have had a hard time running,” he said.
“I think that most of those people, and almost every name you mentioned, is there because of me. In some cases, because I backed them and endorsed them.
“You know Ron was at 3 percent, and the day I endorsed him, he won the race.”
Naturally, he’s right. Whether he runs again or not, President Donald Trump has the sway to decide which candidates win with his blessing alone.