Donald Trump's 2024 Motivations Are More Sinister Than You May Think

Former president Donald Trump has made it clear that he is planning on running for office again in 2024. According to The Washington Post, Trump may announce his upcoming run for president as early as the fall of this year, much earlier than many politicians would like him to. However, there are some Republicans who are encouraging Trump to announce his run as soon as possible.

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, for instance, encouraged Trump to begin his campaign as soon as possible. "If Trump is going to run, the sooner he gets in and talks about winning the next election, the better," adding, "It will refocus his attention — less grievance, more about the future."

Meanwhile, not everyone is on board with Trump's run. Some Republicans are concerned that with all of the legal battles surrounding him, he will attract fewer voters (per The Guardian).

Conservative commentator Charlie Sykes is one such Republican concerned about Trump running with his legal problems surrounding him. "It's the cumulative weight of the evidence that's piling up," Sykes said. "The most damaging evidence is coming from people within Trump's orbit. That's potentially the greatest danger for Donald Trump: it's the people closest to him, people, who were inside the Oval Office, who are saying it was a big lie."

However, it seems Trump is committed to running again in 2024, and the motivation behind his future campaign might surprise some of his voters.

Trump sees a political victory as means to escape criminal persecution

While some Republicans in office may see Donald Trump's legal troubles as reasons not to run, the former president may be using said-hurdles as motivation to campaign again in 2024. According to Rolling Stone, if Trump is president again, he may be able to avoid more investigations into possible crimes he has committed, saving him the hassle of more probes.

Four people with close ties to Trump told the publication that the twice impeached president has "spoken about how when you are the president of the United States, it is tough for politically motivated prosecutors to 'get to you.'"

The source who had recently had this conversation with Trump further told Rolling Stone, "He says when [not if] he is president again, a new Republican administration will put a stop to the [Justice Department] investigation that he views as the Biden administration working to hit him with criminal charges — or even put him and his people in prison."

The list of illegal allegations against Trump is long. He's currently in the middle of two criminal investigations, allegations of election interference, and facing accusations of financial crimes (per the BBC). It appears that Trump believes he can turn his legal strife around by becoming president again in 2024, which may be a major motivation for running again.