The former campaign manager in 2008 for the Obama campaign, David Plouffe, declared on MSNBC's “The Beat” that he believed former US President Donald Trump will not run for president in 2024.
In response to questions about Trump, Plouffe said, “I said for some time, and I may end up eating these words, I doubt he ends up running. Because I think, at the end of the day, you can see the trend lines. In some focus groups that have been reported on Republicans, even people that like him say it's time for something new. Because they think that is the best route to win. And what is fascinating about the pilgrimage to Mar-a-Lago is, I believe, it's likely Republicans that are most successful this November, in true swing competitive Senate, Governor and House races, are those that show a little distance from Trump.”
He said, “What Trump is doing is deeply damaging his party. You remember back in '10 and '12. The Republicans left three, four, five Senate races on the cutting-room floor because they nominated people that could not win general elections. I think that some of the people Trump's laying hands on may lose winnable races.”
Plouffe stated, “The reason I say I don't think he is going to run, and I'm way out on a limb here, is we saw our democracy is just about ended right now.”