After losing reelection in 2020, former President Donald Trump continues to tease the possibility of another run for President in 2024, and remains a favorite among his loyal Republican base for the GOP nomination.
Given Republican voters' loyalty to Trump, other potential Republican presidential candidates are walking a tightrope between marketing themselves as the future of the Republican party and remaining in Trump's good graces if he does decide to run.
Now, in comments to CNN, Trump's former communications director, Alyssa Farah warns that a Trump reelection would be nothing short of a "nightmare scenario," saying:
"There were things that he wanted to do when he was in power the first time that was well beyond the scope of what the US president should be able to do, but oftentimes it was simply the motivation of hoping to win reelection that kept him from doing things ... Whether it's weaponizing the justice department against political opponents, whether it's going after the free press, he would certainly be open to using the military for political reasons as well."
What's more, Farah isn't the only former Trump official warning that the ex-President would be even more vindictive and unhinged were he to reenter the White House.
Trump's former White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, told Good Morning America earlier this year:
"I want to just warn people that once he takes office, if he were to win, he doesn't have to worry about reelection anymore. He will be about revenge. He will probably have some pretty draconian policies that go on. There were conversations a lot of times that people would say, 'that'll be the second term. That'll be the second term,' meaning we won't have to worry about, you know, a reelection."
People agreed with Farah's latest analysis
People are divided on the viability of a Trump candidacy.
If Trump is in fact running, he'll almost certainly wait until after the 2022 midterms to officially announce.