A new report by the New York Times revealed on Saturday that aides to Donald Trump are worried that the president, 72, may be getting too old and won’t have the sufficient energy to effectively run in the 2020 election.
The Times reports, “Democrats and Republicans see an electoral map that will be far more challenging for Mr. Trump, whose support in three key states has sagged, and who faced an invigorated and organic level of Democratic turnout.”
Besides having to climb an uphill battle, Trump aides fear an internal revolt within his party might disrupt his path of the nomination.
“Mr. Trump’s experience at the 2016 convention, when a group of “Never Trump” Republicans that included high-profile delegates like Ginni Thomas, the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, was a searing experience for him, aides say, and his team is looking to avoid a repeat,” the Times reports.
Aides also see a decline in Trump’s energy after he declined to schedule multiple rallies.
“After two years in office, Mr. Trump, 72, is tired, aides said. The unstoppable campaigner, so far, will commit to participating in only one campaign event a day, and recently balked at a possible rally out West during a fund-raising swing,” the report claims. “The rally may still happen, people familiar with the plans said, but only because campaign officials insisted on it.”
Read the entire report HERE.