Trump's ego wouldn't allow him to go through another loss like this because "in my family... the worst thing you could be was a loser," Mary Trump had previously said.
His term at the White House might be over but Donald Trump's time in the limelight most certainly isn't. Milking as much as he can while he is still relevant, the former president will continue making whatever profit he can and might even "pretend" to run for president again just for the money, according to his niece, Dr. Mary Trump.
While Trump made his first big post-presidential speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, he teased the idea of running for the next elections and said, "Who knows, I may even decide to beat them for a third time."
However, his niece Mary Trump does not believe he will not go through with it because the man clearly cannot stand losing, going by the aftermath of the 2020 presidential elections.
Keeping his hurt ego aside, Trump is still a businessman and even though he might not "put himself in the position of losing again," he might pretend to run for the 2024 elections as long as there is money coming in, Mary Trump reveals.
"I think he’s going to pretend to [run], for sure. Think about how much money he’s made off the Big Lie in the last few months," psychologist and author told Mehdi Hasan on MSNBC, as quoted by Independent.
Right around the time of the election results last November, emails being firing up and Republican organizations began raising funds, mostly making appeals that claimed the elections were being stolen from the president. Despite these claims having no shred of evidence, Republicans were able to raise $207.5 million in about 3 weeks between November 3 and November 23, as reported by NBC News.
While President Trump and his allies have been spreading false conspiracies about widespread voter fraud that didn't happen in the 2020 election, the Trump campaign, the RNC and affiliated groups have raised $207.5 million from supporters. https://t.co/nHkLsWwV4M— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) December 5, 2020
"He's made more money since President Biden won the election than I think he has in his entire life. So I don't think he's going to let that grift go quite so soon," Mary Trump said as she spoke about whether her uncle would run for president again or not.
Earlier in November last year, Mary Trump also revealed that could picture her uncle in a state of "terror, rage, and helplessness" after losing the elections to Biden. And because of that, his ego wouldn't survive being a loser once again.
"In my family... the worst thing you could be was a loser. Being a loser made you weak, being a loser made you unworthy... for the first time in his life, Donald is in a situation he cannot get out of," she said on CNN's Cuomo Prime Time, according to People.
Mary Trump also believes that the whole idea of him running again was suggested to "appease him and assuage his ego," and she added that he would "never put himself in a position where he can lose like this again, first of all. Secondly, it would mean for four years that he is playing essentially a supporting role which will be very difficult for him to sustain."
"And most importantly, in four years, he will be the same age that Joe Biden is now," she went on to say. "However, Donald is a very unhealthy person—he has a terrible diet, he doesn't exercise and he has psychological disorders that continue to go untreated. So, I don't even imagine that he will be able to run again in four years."
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