Donald Trump Jr. Is Running For President In 2024, Says Republican Strategist Rick Wilson

Donald Trump Jr. speaks early in the night before his father, U.S. President Donald Trump, at a campaign rally at U.S. Bank Arena on August 1, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Newsweek reports that Donald Trump Jr. might run for president in 2024, as predicted by Republican strategist Rick Wilson. He pointed to Trump Jr.’s extended time on the road attending fundraisers and political events for Republican candidates, while suggesting that the 41-year-old will secure the Republican nomination.

“There are three 2024 scenarios that Republicans pretend they won’t face, but that represent the further decline and fall of a once-great party of conservative ideas,” Wilson wrote in an op-ed for The Daily Beast. “First, the clues have been there all along that the real 2024 primary will be between Donald J. Trump, Jr. and everyone else.”

“It’s becoming more obvious by the day,” he added.

Wilson highlighted Trump Jr. and how adept he is at “whining, d*ckish grievance-mongering,” which he says has replaced modern conservatism. He added that Trump Jr. might have better odds at taking the 2024 GOP nomination if Trump loses his 2020 reelection bid.

“Every single one of these candidates will spend the year before the election posturing and posing as the sole heir to Donald Trump’s legacy,” he added.

Per Salon, Trump Jr. was recently ridiculed for a campaign rally for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin that he attended. As The Inquisitr reported, the event was held at Pikeville’s Appalachian Wireless Arena, which holds 7,000 people — much less than the couple hundred that attended. The small crowd pushed organizers to ask the audience to move closer to the stage in what reporter Ryland Barton called a “sparsely attended” event.

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Both Trump Jr. and his father are known to brag about the size of their crowds. On one occasion, Trump Jr. said only a few hundred people had shown up at Beto O’Rourke’s El Paso rally, which Politifact later determined was false.

As The Inquisitr previously reported, Trump’s reelection campaign might be in trouble. A new Washington Post analysis claims that the president’s advisers fear that he will lose reelection in 2020 are going to “extraordinary lengths” to cover up his “political weakness and record of profound failure.”

Perhaps the biggest fear of Trump’s advisers’ stems from a dire New York Times report that revealed a downturn in the United States manufacturing sector, with U.S. manufacturing contracting hitting its lowest point since January 2016. The finding comes even as economists predicted that the manufacturing sector would expand in August, prompting some to suggest that Trump’s trade war with China is harming the U.S. economy. This is something which experts have predicted before, per The Inquisitr.