It was – after 2020 – possibly the loudest, dirtiest, bizarre, insignificant and populist election campaign that has ever taken place in a Western democracy. Donald Trump (75) vs. Hillary Clinton (74). Now, the horror scenario threatens for many: a new edition of the dirty election campaign of 2016.
US President Joe Biden (79) has only been in the White House for a year on January 20. But in the United States, there is already fierce speculation as to who could become his successor in 2024. And the names of two former rivals already politically buried keep popping up: Donald J. Trump (75) and Hillary Clinton ( 74)!
What are speculations about a relaunch of the 2016 duel hiding?
When the United States Congress commemorated the anniversary of the capture of the Capitol by radical Trump supporters on January 6, only one deputy stood among the 212 Republican representatives and 50 senators.
The signal: The party did not want to point the finger at Donald Trump, accused by the Liberals of causing unrest with his theory of the stolen election.
Republicans have reasons for their reluctance
First, Trump collects donations like no other, according to the “Wall Street Journal” in 2021 it was over $ 112 million. Second, no new prominent candidate for the so-called Grand Old Party (GOP) for 2024 has been presented so far. No one is as famous as Donald Trump. No one can polarize like him.
But what is equally important: since the former real estate juggler was banned from social networks Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, he has steadily increased in the results of the survey. 52% of Americans still say they don’t like it. But that’s nine percentage points lower than a year ago.
He himself had already indirectly declared in September that he wanted to make a third attempt at the White House. “Only a bad diagnosis from a doctor could stop me,” he added and added: “But I feel so good …”
► Although Trump canceled a short-term January 6 speech, he plans to continue performing on January 15 near Florence, Arizona.
Hillary Clinton is following with great interest the disastrous polls of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris (57). The former US secretary of state and presidential candidate, long out of politics after the election gossip against Trump, suddenly resumes his duties.
On the MSNBC news channel, she recently warned her party against being too identified with her left wing. “Elections and majorities are not won in deeply democratic states, but in districts that are difficult for us,” she said.
To put it plainly: Democrats need to oust the so-called swing states of Republicans, who are sometimes liberal and sometimes conservative. But it wouldn’t work if the party slipped completely to the left.
And she blatantly brushed off Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: “If we don’t have a White House that we can count on to be healthy, sober, stable and productive, then we don’t make sense. Ouch!
Her husband, former President Bill Clinton (75), was already promoting it. In an interview with People magazine, he said of his wife: “She is the most qualified candidate of my life – and that includes me.” Mistake that we have never made. “
The American tabloid “New York Post” quickly wrote in a comment on Wednesday: “Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump 2024 – yes, life becomes a horror movie.”