Former President Donald Trump’s recent “exclusive interview” with Fox News’s Sean Hannity was frankly the absolute disaster we all expected it to be — from his weird and wildly incorrect timeline regarding the Taliban to his overly fluffy hair.
However, the most hair-brained of all the things to come out of the former guy’s mouth had to be this right here.
During his late-night Fox News interview, host and personal Trump pal Sean Hannity asked the disgraced ex-president about his intentions to run for President of the United States for the third time in 2024; only for Trump to claim that it’s against the law for him to do so.
“As the campaign finance laws are extremely complicated and unbelievably stupid, I’m actually not allowed to answer that question, can you believe it?” Donald Trump responded during the interview when asked about his presidential plans for the upcoming 2024 election cycle.
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“I’d love to answer it,” he added, before going on to indicate that he likely will be running again, just like we all expect. “But let me put it this way, I think you’ll be happy and I think a lot of our friends will be very happy. But I’m not actually allowed to answer it, it makes things very difficult if I do.”
“I love this country and I hate to see what’s happening to it,” the one-term, twice-impeached president stated.
Some speculated that Trump’s reluctance to announce his candidacy has a lot less to do with non-existent campaign laws and a whole lot more to do with money. More specifically his fundraising potential.
Right now, Trump is able to funnel unlimited contributions from individuals, corporations, labor unions, and other PACs straight into his own super PAC to foot the bill for his political activities. However, as soon as he officially announces that he’s running for president, his super PAC staff would have to separate from the Trump office and Donald would only be able to fundraise specifically into his presidential account.
There’s also the possibility that Trump maybe isn’t going to run for president again in 2024, yet knows that should he officially announce that he’s likely to lose a lot of fundraising as donors throw all their support behind legitimate candidates.
You can watch the clip here:
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