Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said former President Donald Trump will face a “crowded” group of Republican competitors if he runs for president in 2024.
McConnell’s response to reporters revealed that he does not believe Trump’s plan to return to office will be an easy one.
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“I think we’re going to have a crowded field for president. I assume most of that will unfold later and people will be picking their candidates in a crowded primary field,” he told reporters.
Some of the speculated contenders for the GOP nomination include former Vice President Mike Pence, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott.
Trump routinely attacks McConnell, often using the nickname “Old Crow” and disparaging his leadership of the Senate Republican Conference.
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McConnell’s view may be biased, but he is likely correct that Trump would face multiple competitors on his way to the 2024 nomination.
It is unclear how strong any of the competitors would be, however, as nearly all of the current contenders have been past Trump supporters.