Donald Trump has reportedly been taking offense to the idea that some Republicans might opportunistically run against him in 2020, and also that some Republicans think he will choose not to run again in 2020 anyway.
Among others, Senator Ben Sasse, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, and even Trump’s own vice president, Mike Pence, have inspired speculation that they are secretly planning to run for president in the next election.
White House officials have been adamant that Mr. Trump is very much going to run for reelection, but his popularity has plummeted since taking office, and every week seems to bring a year’s worth of political scandals and controversies. The fact that he’s also a shitty person is becoming more and more of an accepted fact, particularly following his inability to condemn neo-Nazis quickly, forcefully, or convincingly.
However, if Mr. Trump is actually, really going to run again in 2020, he is apparently bad at reading the American room. He is quite literally the least popular president in recorded history. He has also offended every demographic of Americans except white male nazis, so go figure. It’s also fairly obvious that Trump hates being president and didn’t realize he’d have to do so much work.
Seriously Mr. President, reconsider. Mike Pence clearly wants to be president very badly.
[This story is developing.]