Trump Backed Himself Into a Corner, Has to Run in 2024, Maggie Haberman Says

Maggie Haberman is a New York Times reporter and Donald Trump biographer. “has to run”For the White House in 2024 “he backed himself into a corner,”Hypothesizing that he would do it because he believes it would protect him against all the legal trouble he’s currently facing.

 In an interview with CBS’s John Dickerson on Sunday, Haberman – whose Trump biography “Confidence Man” is out Oct. 4 – was asked if she thought Trump would run for president again. She was cautious at first, however. “I don’t know,”In a flash, she quickly rethought and added. “I think he’s backed himself into a corner where he has to run.”

“I think that he needs the protections that running for president [he thinks] would afford him in combating investigations that he calls a ‘witch hunt,’” Haberman went on. “And it is the way that he fundraises and makes money. So much of his identity now is about being a politician. So, I expect that he will run. That doesn’t mean that even if he declares a candidacy, that he will stay in the whole time.”

The video below shows the interview.

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Trump has hinted openly at a 2024 presidential run. He said so in a July interview. New York magazine, “Well, in my own mind, I’ve already made that decision, so nothing factors in anymore.”He said, “I would say my big decision will be whether I go before or after. You understand what that means?”He was referring specifically to the November midterms.

Among Trump’s current legal woes include: financial fraud accusations in New York, election interference in Georgia, culpability for the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 and the classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.

Haberman’s unprecedented access to Trump yielded her book “Confidence Man” – which Axios has called “the book Trump fears most.” Its content – including such takeaways as 1) Trump would flush memos down the toilet, 2) Trump considered bombing Mexico, and 3) Trump openly refused to leave the White House after the 2020 election —  has drawn enormous attention to the former president and whether he was fit to serve as president once, let alone again.

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Haberman was also criticised online after extracts were released for the first time last month. Many people expressed outrage at the fact that this information was available prior to Jan. 6, and has been held up until now.

 “Oh good, another fact, vital to the safety and continuation of the nation, that @maggieNYT withheld from the public for many months if not a year-and-a-half so she could put it in her f—ing book,” Keith Olbermann tweeted.

“Journalists who write books have a conflict of interest when they withhold valuable information so they can include it in their book, years in the future,”Michael J. Stern wrote.

John Pavlovitz observed that Haberman was not the first to publish damning information about Trump since his departure from office. “another in a long line of people who were willing to let democracy die on the altar of a book deal.”

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