Trump warned not to ruin his chances for 2024 bid as ‘no Republican’ can challenge him

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Donald Trump and his opponent Joe Biden are still waiting to discover who has secured the US Election 2020, with the Democratic candidate now on track to win. President Trump has cast doubts about the potential results and threatened to lodge a series of lawsuits to challenge the outcome. But the president’s former adviser Bryan Lanza said Mr Trump still has a chance to be re-elected in the event of a loss because of the Republican Party’s likely inability to find a successor.

Speaking to the Today programme, Mr Lanza said: “Everybody thought this was going to be a blowout election.

“We were talking about a double-digit lead, we were talking about an Electoral College landslide and we’re far from that.

“If I’m advising the President and, occasionally, we have conversations I would say to him, ‘Sir, you are in a good position right now, if you come up short, to run again in four years.’

‘So let’s watch our way on the way out to make sure you don’t damage a potential race four years from now.”

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After BBC host Nick Robinson expressed some disbelief at the suggestion, Mr Lanza said: “Donald Trump will be four years younger than Joe Biden in his current bid for the presidency.

“Age isn’t the issue. Biden will have his opportunity to guide the country under Covid and we’ll see what his successes and failures are.

“And there’s nobody in the Republican Party that can challenge President Trump in a Republican primary.

“He’s got the apparatus, he’s got the support. If he were to lose a very tight election today, he could make the claim that it wasn’t a fair and free election and the media interfered with their interference polls.”

He added: “He can make a strong case to run again and I think the Republicans would step aside and let it happen.”

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