Kamala Harris Laughs Off Prospect Of Trump 2024 Presidential Run

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Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris dismissed a question about the possibility President Trump may run again in 2024 amid reports that discussions about such a campaign are growing more serious and specific.

Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris Visits Christmas Market In Washington DC

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 28: U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff ... [+] speaks to the media after shopping in the Downton Holiday Market on November 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris made it point to shop at local shops for small business Saturday. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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Key Facts

Asked about Trump running again in 2024 during a holiday shopping trip in Washington, D.C., Harris scoffed and said “please,” before breaking out into laughter, according to a video tweeted by CNN’s Jasmine Wright.

It’s been widely speculated that Trump will launch a rematch bid soon after leaving office, or even before, with the Daily Beast even reporting based on three anonymous sources that he has discussed kicking off his campaign on the day of Biden’s inauguration.

“The president and some of his closest associates have already started surveying prominent donors to get a sense of who would be with him, or perhaps against him,” Daily Beast White House reporter Asawin Suebsaeng wrote.

Trump has also “privately bragged that [he’d] remain in the spotlight,” Suebsaeng reported, adding that the president believes “he gets the news outlets ratings and those same outlets find Biden ‘boring.’”

Surprising Fact

Trump has wavered on whether he would even willingly leave the White House by Jan. 20, telling reporters on Thursday that he would before backtracking and asserting, falsely, that Biden has to “prove” his votes were legal before he can take office.

Big Number

53%. That’s the share of Republicans who said they would vote Trump if he ran again in 2024 in a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Tuesday. Another 12% said they would support Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence, and 8% said they would support Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley each garnered 4%, while Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) polled at 2%.

Chief Critic

Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-Va.), one of ten GOP House members who have acknowledged Biden’s victory, took aim at Trump for his refusal to concede in an interview with Forbes on Saturday, calling it a “massive grift” primarily geared toward “money-making for the 2024 election.”

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