A Former White House aide by the name of Omarosa Manigault Newman suggested in an interview that former President Donald Trump may not be fit enough physically to run for president again in 2024.
“I think, going into 2024, I’m really more concerned that Donald Trump hasn’t come forward and talked about his health,” Manigault Newman said during an appearance on MSNBC.
“I don’t know if he will even be healthy enough to run in 2024, and I think he needs to come clean to the American people about where he is on that before getting into a very stressful and strenuous race for the White House,” she added.
The former “Apprentice” contestant has known Trump for decades but had a falling out with the former president while he was in office – and it seems the two won’t be mending fences anytime soon.
Newman has become one of Trump’s biggest critics following the publication of her book in 2018 titled “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.”
Trump went on to sue Manigault Newman over her publication of details of her experiences while serving in the White House, alleging it violated a nondisclosure agreement. An arbitrator last week ruled statements from Manigault Newman were hardly included in privileged information.
The White House was criticized multiple times during Trump’s presidency for not being more transparent about his health. Trump, 75, was hospitalized with coronavirus in October and recovered.
And earlier this year, the Rev. Franklin Graham, an early supporter to the former president, told Axios “everything will depend on his health at that time,” in regards to if Trump would run for president again.
“If he still has energy and strength like he does. I don’t,” Graham said. “You know the guy does not eat well, you know, and it’s amazing the energy that he has.”
Trump, who polling shows has the backing of a majority of Republican voters, has hinted at a 2024 presidential run.
However, he has not announced his future political plans.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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