The Surprising Reason Mary Trump Thinks Donald Trump Will Run For Office Again

Former President Donald Trump may have hinted at a potential comeback when he spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this past weekend, but he's not fooling his niece, Mary L. Trump, who expects her uncle Donald to express an interest in running again – but for a most unusual reason.

"It's not that I don't think he will," Mary told MSNBC. "I think he will pretend to, for sure. Think about how much money he made in the last few months. He made more since [President Joe] Biden won the election than he has in his entire life. I don't think he [Donald Trump] will let that go so soon" (via Raw Story). HuffPost reports more than $207 million was raised by different fundraising channels in the weeks after the November election, by spreading the claim that cash was needed to fight what the Trump campaign viewed as election irregularities.

Mary had long predicted that Donald Trump would not return to the political arena because he was afraid of losing the way he had during the presidential election in November 2020. She reiterated this prediction when she spoke to MSNBC's Ali Velshi. "What he (Donald Trump) cannot wrap is head around is the fact that he lost... because according to my grandfather, losing was absolutely the worst thing you could do."

Support for Donald Trump may not be as strong as it appears

News of a Donald Trump comeback may seem a bit premature, since, as veteran GOP strategist Karl Rove points out, even in a poll conducted among the CPAC attendees who are seen as diehard Trump Republicans, just 55 percent have said that they would pick him as a standard bearer for the GOP in the next presidential election. The figure, Rove says, shows that "he [Trump] is losing strength because he's not introducing something new. He's losing strength whether he recognizes it." Rove said for Trump to succeed a second time around, he needed to change his tune and "offer a vision for the future" (via Fox News on YouTube).

While the crowd might not have been too sure about Trump himself, they didn't appear to have the same qualms over his policies. Among those polled, 95 percent said they thought the GOP should stick to Trump's agenda, and 97 percent approved of his job performance. When the same crowd was asked whether they wanted to see Trump run again, that number declined to 68 percent (via HuffPost).