Republican political strategist Rick Wilson predicted that Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the president, will run for office in 2024 and is likely to win the GOP nomination in an op-ed published Thursday by Daily Beast.
“There are three 2024 possibilities Republicans claim not to face, but that reflects the continued deterioration and collapse of a once-great party of conservative ideas,” wrote Wilson. “Second, the hints that the real 2024 election will be between Donald J. Trump, Jr., and everyone else have been there all along.”
“It is more evident by the day,” he said.
Trump Jr .— who currently acts as Trump Organization’s trustee and executive vice president — was “on the path to fundraising and political activities for Republican candidates,” Wilson observed, as an indication that he is contemplating a potential bid for the White House.
The president’s son is also a favorite of Fox & Friends and his novel, Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Tries to Silence Us is coming out early, continued the GOP strategist.
“He’s fluent in moaning, dick grievance-mongering language which has replaced mainstream conservatism,” Wilson said. “It is DJTJ’s opening shot for the 2024 nomination whether the GOP wants to be 2024 field knows it or not.”
He then indicated that Trump Jr. could have an even greater chance of winning the GOP 2024 nomination if his father loses his 2020 reelection bid. “Each of these candidates will spend the year before the election posturing and acting as Donald Trump’s sole heir to the legacy,” he said.
Newsweek reached out for comment to Donald Trump Jr. but did not receive a reply in time for publication.