Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax and longtime friend of former President Donald Trump, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, commented on Trump’s future political plans.
During an interview with Greg Kelly on Newsmax, Ruddy praised Trump as “one of the most monumental single-term presidents in history” and said he now can become the “president of the world” after leaving the restrictions of politics behind.
Ruddy reacted to the former president’s remarks that he would be back “in some form” after leaving the White House.
“I see him staying very active, politically being a great political and media force. My view on Donald Trump is he was president of the United States; now he can be president of the world,” Ruddy said. “He can really go all over the world.”
Rudy predicted that Americans who didn’t vote for Trump would realize that he was a good president, and there will be a “huge buyer’s remorse” in six months after they experience the fallout of the Biden administration’s economic plans.
Many wondered whether or how Trump would engage in politics after he left office. The former president did not wait too long to announce on Jan. 25 that he had established an Office of the Former President that seeks to advance the interests of the United States and carry on the agenda of his administration.
“President Trump will always and forever be a champion for the American People,” a statement from the office in Palm Beach County, Florida, reads.
Trump made his first political move by endorsing Kelli Ward, who was later re-elected as the Arizona Republican Party chairwoman, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Arkansas governor.
One of his key advisers, Jason Miller, said Trump “has made clear his goal is to win back the House and Senate for Republicans in 2022,” while some of his allies suggested that he would run again in 2024.
Ruddy said he would support Trump if he campaigns for the White House in 2024.
“I certainly would support him running again in 2024. I’m not sure he’s gonna be quick to pull the switch on that,” Ruddy said.
“You know one of those things I think he’s gonna realize when you’re post-president, you got a lot of the perks of being president, you have the access to the media stage, not only in the U.S., but around the whole world, and he’s gonna have no restrictions,” he added. “I mean, every time he said boo, someone in Congress was opening an investigation against this guy.”
To prevent Trump from running again, House Democrats voted to impeach him on a single count of “incitement of insurrection.” On Tuesday, only five Republican senators and all 50 Democratic senators voted that it was constitutional to hold a trial for a president who had already left office. In comparison, 45 Republican senators voted that it wasn’t.
Following the Senate’s vote, several senators are reportedly talking about a censure resolution against Trump after there wasn’t enough support to convict him in a trial.
Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy: There’s new avenues for Trump to explore post-presidency, & Biden voters may start to feel ‘buyer’s remorse’ soon. https://t.co/4VrL2Tiykw
— Newsmax (@newsmax) January 27, 2021