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What will President Trump do next? A look at his options

President Trump has lost the 2020 presidential election. So what will he do next?

President Donald Trump speaks at the White House, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Washington.
President Donald Trump speaks at the White House on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Washington.
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Joe Biden is the president-elect, so it’s not surprising that many are wondering what President Donald Trump — a former reality TV star — plans to do after his presidency ends.

Trump is still waging war over the election results in court, making claims about voter fraud. Trump has yet to concede in the 2020 presidential election, even though his aides seem like they’re ready to move on.

We’ve done some digging and found four different options for Trump based on what’s being reported out there right now.

Trump might be considering a 2024 run:

Trump might be considering a 2024 presidential run. According to The New York Times, Trump both joked and spoke seriously about running against in 2024 if he lost to Biden.

Axios and The Washington Post also recently reported that Trump is considering another run for office once Biden begins his presidency.

Trump would be considered an easy front-runner for the 2024 election, seeing as he came close to snagging up 270 electoral votes in the election. Currently, Trump remains the only face of the GOP, making him a shoo-in, according to CNN.

He’ll control the GOP from afar:

Trump has also formed a leadership political action committee, which is a federal fundraising vehicle, according to The New York Times.

  • PACs can accept donations. But a leadership PAC can receive donations from an unlimited number of people, including other PACs.
  • The PAC would allow Trump to “retain influence in a party that has been remade largely in his image over the past four years.”

Trump could take on Fox News with media company:

Trump might start a digital media company to take on Fox News and try to snag some of the conservative audience, Axios reports. Trump is reportedly enraged by Fox News’ decision to call the state of Arizona early for Biden.

The media company would stream content online, which would allow it to start quicker and and help it make money from the get-go. He would target his base for subscriptions, which would add extra revenue to the network. Since his base and Fox News’ base overlap, he would try to snag some of the audience members.

Trump would use his contact and donor lists to form a subscription base. He would spend a lot of time hitting at Fox News specifically.

“He plans to wreck Fox. No doubt about it,” one source told Axios.

This is actually a long time coming. Trump was reportedly considering starting his own media company in 2016 if he had lost the election to Hillary Clinton.

Trump could return to TV ... on ‘Jeopardy!’

Bookmakers have begun placing bets on who will replace Alex Trebek on “Jeopardy!” And it looks like President Trump might be an option. Per The New York Post, Trump is one of the top 30 possible replacements for Trebek, who recently died. Most consider the actual future host to be Ken Jennings.