Right now, Trump is getting large – even Yuge! – crowds wherever he appears in public. Many are hoping for another run in 2024.
Now, I basically like Trump. He brought in a freshness of viewpoint to the Oval Office, and Washington itself. He certainly deserved to be returned to office again in 2020 – and, if the votes had been counted fairly, he would have been.
2024 is a long way off. Getting on the road is grueling, particularly when you consider the risks to not only health and stamina, but of being a target for violence.
It would – it HAS – drained much younger men. Although Trump famously has greater stamina than most Presidents, including those years younger, he is 75 today. And, he will be 78 in 2024. Not elderly, but certainly an age that is at risk for health problems, mental slowing, and lack of energy.
I would like someone to talk to him and make a suggestion:
Instead of running for President, announce that he would accept the VP slot, for the right President. I would expect most, if not all, front-runners would think that an excellent way to add the Trump supporters to their vote.
Once in office, rather than use Trump for ceremonial appearances (although he could be dispatched for some), put him in a Cabinet seat – how about HUD? That would be a natural fit for a man that was in charge of a real estate empire, and knows bill padding when he sees it. Get him to administer the agency, and clear out those who will not properly do their job.
After that, consider moving him to another agency, one that also fits in with his background/interests. How about Dept. of Labor? He certainly could cut through the regulations, communicate effectively with the labor interests, and get the jobs part of the economy moving again.
The only thing that might make this difficult is ego – of which Donald has more than his share. However, by accepting this unprecedented work arrangement, he could make his place in history unassailable. He would be a first in Federal government – the first to serve as President, THEN as VP, and the first VP to also serve as a Cabinet member.