After 2020, it was probably the loudest, dirtiest, most bizarre, most trivial and most populist election campaign that has ever taken place in a Western democracy. Donald Trump (75) vs. Hillary Clinton (74). Now the horror scenario is looming for many: a repeat of the dirty election campaign of 2016. US President Joe Biden (79) has only been in the White House for a year on January 20th. But in the USA there is already a lot of speculation as to who could become his successor in 2024. And the names of two old rivals who were already buried politically appear again and again: Donald J. Trump (75) and Hillary Clinton (74)!What is behind the speculation about a repeat of the 2016 duel? When the US Congress commemorated the anniversary of the storming of the Capitol by radical Trump supporters on January 6, only one representative emerged from the 212 representatives and 50 Republican senators on. The signal: The party did not want to point the finger at Donald Trump, who is accused by the liberals of provoking the riots with his theory of the stolen election.
Republicans have reasons for their reluctance
First, Trump collects donations like no other, according to the Wall Street Journal, it was more than $112 million in 2021. Secondly, no new top candidate from the so-called Grand Old Party (GOP) for 2024 has emerged so far. Nobody is as well known as Donald Trump. Nobody can polarize like him.But what is just as important: Since the former real estate juggler was blocked from the social networks Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, he has steadily increased in the survey results. 52 percent of Americans still say they don’t like him. But that’s nine percentage points less than a year ago.
He himself had already indirectly stated in September that he wanted to make a third attempt at the White House. “Only a bad diagnosis from a doctor could stop me,” he predicted, adding, “But I feel so good…”► Although Trump canceled a speech on January 6th at short notice, he still wants to perform on January 15th near Florence (Arizona). Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is following the catastrophic poll numbers of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris (57) with great interest. The former US Secretary of State and presidential candidate, who stayed out of politics for a long time after the election gossip against Trump, is suddenly putting herself back into position.
On the news channel MSNBC, she recently warned her party not to identify too much with her left wing. “Elections and majorities are not won in the deeply democratic states, but in the districts that are difficult for us,” she said. To put it plainly: the Democrats have to snatch the so-called swing states from the Republicans, which sometimes vote liberally, sometimes conservatively. But this would not work if the party slipped completely to the left.And she blatantly lashed out at Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: “If we don’t have a White House that we can rely on to be sane, sober, stable and productive, then we’re meaningless.” Ouch! Ex-President Bill Clinton stirs the drum for his wife HillaryPhoto: picture alliance / AP Photo
Her husband, former President Bill Clinton (75), was already doing the publicity. In an interview with People magazine, he said of his wife, “She’s the most qualified candidate of my lifetime — and that includes me.” mistake we ever made.”The American tabloid “New York Post” promptly wrote in a comment on Wednesday: “Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump 2024 – yes, life becomes a horror film”.
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