It isn’t the first time in recent months it’s been suggested that Donald Trump will call it quits before the do-or-die moment in the 2020 race.
But Ivana Trump — the Donald’s first, first lady — knew the man intimately for fifteen years and therefore knows how his mind works.
The fact that he’s working harder than he ever has in his life coupled with the fact that he simultaneously has the least amount of power and control, Ivana argues, will ultimately push him to declare victory as the most successful president ever.
He’ll make the case that he’s done everything he ever intended — and in a ‘yuge, bigly’ way — and then hand over the baton.
It’s a likely scenario that could thrust VP Mike Pence into the limelight and throw all the Democrats’ anti-Trump calculus into the wind.
With his first year in the White House quickly coming to a close, the decision will need to be made in about 18 months before primary campaigns begin to gear up.
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She was married to the guy for 15 years and is the mother of three of his children. By all accounts, she was as ambitious as he was, so maybe she does have an inside track on how Donald Trump thinks.
The first Mrs. Trump, Ivana Trump, gave a Saturday night audience the benefit of her knowledge about our president, while appearing on an Irish talk show, The Ray D’Arcy Show.
So what does she think is going on in her former husband’s head?
For starters, maybe Mike Pence should start printing up campaign signs now, because she doesn’t see Trump running for reelection.
“I think he’s missing a little bit of his old life,” Ivana Trump told Ireland’s “The Ray D’Arcy Show” Saturday night local time.
Trump said she suspected the president missed having the freedom to split his time between his Trump Tower penthouse in New York City, his Mar-a-Lago resort estate in Florida, and the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester, outside New York City.
“From 8 o’clock in the morning to midnight, he’s working, working, working and everybody shouts at him the problems of that country,” she said. “I don’t envy him. I think he must be freaking exhausted. I would be too.”