“I’m in trouble if it’s a personality match”


Joe Biden and Donald Trump

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.AP photo

  • Senator Lindsey Graham said Trump had beaten Biden on policy, but not on personality.

  • “If it’s a personality contest, he’ll be in trouble,” Graham told CNBC.

  • Since losing the 2020 presidential election, Trump has hinted at running for president in 2024, but has yet to announce his candidacy.

Senator Lindsey Graham said former President Donald Trump would be a strong candidate in the 2024 presidential election if he could keep his character in check.

In an interview with CNBC, Graham said he believes Trump could be the perfect person to represent the Republican Party in 2024.

“Whether you like Trump or not, he was an important president,” Graham said. “I think an unpredictable and powerful American president is a good thing as long as you keep it within boundaries.”

“His problems are personal. His policies have stood the test of time, but has his character exhausted the American public? Time will tell,” Graham continued. “But after Biden becomes president, if there is a policy debate in 2024, I like his potential. If it’s a character contest, he’ll be in trouble.”

Trump has yet to announce his 2024 run.

But since losing the 2020 presidential election to President Joe Biden, Trump has repeatedly said he expects to win the next presidential election in 2024.

After the defeat, the former president began hosting a series of rallies, which could serve as a barometer of his popularity among conservatives and help maintain momentum for potential campaign bids. At these rallies, he vowed to become president again.

For example, during the American Freedom Tour in March, Trump promised: Return to the White House in 2024.

“With the support of everyone in this room, we’re going to take back the House, take back the Senate, take back our country, and most importantly, take back the beautiful White House in 2024.” Addressing a crowd of rally-goers in Dale, he said,

In July, sources close to the former president said he want to announce 2024 presidential election.

According to CNN, he “want to clear the field and dare other people to run against him,” one source said.

Biden’s aide said the president will think about a 2024 re-election strategy after the midterm electionsas reported by insider John Doman.

Anita Dunn, a senior White House adviser, told Bloomberg, “The president said he was planning to run again. People should take him at his word.”

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