If Trump loses to Biden, can he run again in 2024?

If President Donald Trump fails to win a re-election bid against Democratic challenger Joe Biden, it may not be the end of his term.

 

If Trump loses to Biden, can he run again in 2024?

Under the US Constitution, the president could technically run for re-election in 2024, as several former Trump advisers have suggested he could run in and lead Tuesday's election.

 

Speaking on today's program, former Trump adviser Bryan Lanza said he was confident the president would be in a "good position" to run for re-election in four years.

 

"Everyone thought it would be a good election," Lanza said. "We were talking about a double-digit lead, we were talking about the collapse of the Electoral College and we are far from it."

 

"If I give advice to the president and we talk from time to time, I will tell him, sir, if you are short, to run again in four years, you are still in a good position.”.

 

However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Trump's bid for re-election.

 

Lanza is not the first former adviser to suggest that Trump could run for re-election in 2024, Steve Benn made similar comments before Tuesday's vote last month.

 

Even if the president fails to win a second term, Benn said: "You don't see the end of Donald Trump."

 

If Trump loses his re-election bid, both Lanza and Benn could recover.

 

Under the US Constitution, it is possible for Trump to run for re-election in 2024 if he loses Biden in 2020.

 

The 22nd Amendment states: "No one shall be re-elected President more than twice."

 

However, this requirement does not provide a time frame for when these two conditions must be’ met.

 

Thus, if Trump loses his re-election bid, he could serve a second term if elected in 2024.

 

If Trump tried to return, he would not be the first US president to do so, when President Grover Cleveland won the second election in 1892.

 

Cleveland became the 22nd President of the United States in 1884, but lost the re-election bid against Republican rival Benjamin Harrison.

 

In 1892, Cleveland returned, however, becoming the 24th president.


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