US Presidential Election 2024: Donald Trump wants revenge on US President Joe Biden, the media and many people by running for president in 2024, reports say
New York, October 4: Former US President Donald Trump wants “revenge against President Biden, the media and a whole range of people”. It’s the reason he wants to run for president in 2024 so he can continue to raise money and attention, both of which will disappear if he doesn’t.
“I think Trump is missing the pomp and legal protections that the presidency gave him. I also think he wants revenge on Biden, the media, and a whole slew of people. And he wants to be able to keep fundraising. and attract attention, both of which disappear if he doesn’t show up,” says Maggie Haberman of The New York Times (NYT), who has long covered Trump.
“What I’m not clear on is whether he really wants to run another campaign, partly because he’s a lot older and partly because he seems less engaged in general,” Haberman says. in his book “Confidence Man” which will be released on Tuesday. . Donald Trump has asked a judge to file a libel suit by a New York columnist.
But that will come to light in the weeks to come where I think criticism of too much media coverage of Donald Trump seemed very real to his main opponents in 2016, and often to the Clinton campaign. But I would say he was ahead in the polls in the primaries, the NYT says in a bulletin sent to media and subscribers today, quoting her where NYT columnist David Leonhardt reviews his book.
Donald Trump is the leading contender for the Republican presidential nominee – for the third consecutive election – and he is also the subject of multiple criminal investigations. My colleague Maggie Haberman has been covering him all the time and has written a book about him, “Confidence Man”, which will be published on Tuesday. She often told stories in “The Times” that she discovered while reporting for the book, Leonhardt explains in the newsletter.
Q: David asked the author that since she spent more time covering and interviewing Trump and when she was a reporter for the New York Post in the 1990s, she claimed that Trump lied a lot. How is he in reality when in fact he is not confined by reality?
A: Trump is a former president and a potential future candidate, with enormous influence in the party. Among other things, the interviewer helps shed light on how he retains that influence: his obsession with us versus them politics, the art of selling, and presenting a version of himself that is often very different from who. he really is. Plus, there are moments of unintended candour on his part, Haberman says.
Q: Trump’s comments on letters from North Korean supremo Kim Jong-un that he apparently kept after he quit the gas at the White House have attracted a lot of attention recently. Haberman says it was a question I asked him about a lark, during our third interview for my book, which was held at his club in Bedminster, NJ on September 16, 2021.
A: I asked him if he had taken any “memorabilia” documents from the White House, knowing how proud he had been of items like his letters from the authoritarian Kim Jong-un, she said.
Trump’s immediate response was to deny taking anything major, saying “Nothing very urgent, no”, before – unsolicited – mentioning Kim Jong-un’s letters, seeming to suggest that he had them in his possession. A few months later, we learned that he had a huge trove of White House documents, including dozens of individual documents with classified marks.
The newscast said it was a trend with Trump that he was certainly not outspoken. But it was also just vague and confusing enough that it was hard to pinpoint exactly what it was saying. As journalist Joe Klein wrote, referring to this larger pattern, “He deployed words with the precision of a litigant – even though it sounded the opposite.” Former President Donald Trump refuses to postpone his Friday deposition in Florida.
That’s exactly it, Haberman said, adding that one of the difficulties of interviewing him or following what he says is that he’s often both everywhere and yet cautious enough not to cross. some lines. “It was a feature of his business career, when he told employees not to take notes, although behind closed doors with employees he tended to be clearer in his direction.”
During his rally at the Ellipse on Jan. 6, he told people to go “peacefully and patriotically,” but also directed them to the Capitol with apocalyptic language about the election. Often people around him understand the implications of the words, even when he’s not direct, Haberman said.
Q: Trump has often said he didn’t watch TV on January 6, the day of the Capital Hills uprising, so isn’t there widespread documentation to the contrary?
A: Trump aides told The Times that day and the following days that he watched television, and a public hearing held this year by the House committee investigating Jan. 6 documented that he watched television.
“It represents two things, I think, Haberman said, it’s Trump’s desire to build an alternate reality, and his particular sensitivity to anyone who suggests he watches a lot of television, which he associates with people who diminish his intelligence (even if he watches a lot of television).
How do you get to interview Trump? said Habermann. “I try to get specific information, answers that only he would have, even with all the caveats about what you might think would come out of his mouth. An example is when I asked s “He would face the same legal problems if Robert Morgenthau, the former Manhattan District Attorney, still held the position. His answer was no, because Morgenthau was “a friend of mine.”
Trump has an “unrelenting desire to hold the media’s gaze.” Are we covering it too much? Haberman says he is now a former president with a huge following because he undermines faith in elections and embraces conspiracy theories. I’m not sure there’s a good argument for ignoring it, since it always gets heard in other ways. There is a good argument to contextualize it.
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