As his electoral defeat has grown from probable to insurmountable, one of President Trump's responses has been to float the possibility of a second run for president in 2024.
But his niece, Mary Trump, doesn't buy it. And during an appearance on CNN's Cuomo Prime Time, she explained why in the most straight-forwardly savage way possible.
Will President Trump run again in 2024? "No" says his niece, Mary Trump. "He will never put himself in a position… https://t.co/i1GICJ7HFz— Cuomo Prime Time (@Cuomo Prime Time)1605235384.0
Speaking with host Chris Cuomo, Trump boiled down her uncle's miniscule likelihood of a second run to one thing: his ego.
"He will never put himself in a position where he can lose like this again, first of all.
Trump also pointed out that the President's ego would never allow him to sit around and wait nearly half a decade to be in the spotlight again.
"Secondly, it would mean for four years that he is playing essentially a supporting role, which will be very difficult for him to sustain."
But she didn't stop there. Trump also mused about how the President's health may well preclude him from running even if his ego did not.
"...most importantly, in four years, he will be the same age Joe Biden is now. However, Donald is a very unhealthy person. He has a terrible diet, he doesn't exercise, and he has, you know, psychological disorders that continue to go untreated. So I don't even imagine that he'll be able to run in four years."
And for the big finale, as a further barrier to another run for office, Trump cited the far more likely next chapter for the President: a stint in criminal court.
"Plus the fact, of course, he may be looking at serious charges being brought against him."
Boom, roasted, as the saying goes.
On Twitter, many people agreed with Trump's assessment, and applauded her straight talk about the President.
@CuomoPrimeTime @MaryLTrump is the only Trump that I want to hear from or about ever again.— Cathy King (@Cathy King)1605238097.0
@CuomoPrimeTime @ChrisCuomo I tend to agree with her. Trump will play it up for a few months and then will have to… https://t.co/gwhlFhTedI— marym (@marym)1605237756.0
absolutely, I would believe her over Donald @realDonaldTrump the ego maniac who is not looking well these days https://t.co/5Egao2fK6i— Catherine Gebhardt (@Catherine Gebhardt)1605323262.0
Trump will be sucking applesauce through a straw in 4 years. His biggest challenge will not be pooping his pants. H… https://t.co/RmxfWCzUgr— Screaming Eagle (@Screaming Eagle)1605235823.0
No matter i he tried or Not. The man has shown he is a Juvenile, can't Lose without having a Temper Tantrum and if… https://t.co/JTIErDMTVE— Pamela Dubsky #BoycottNRA (@Pamela Dubsky #BoycottNRA)1605288621.0
Plus, he's lazy as hell! (And he'll be VERY busy trying to stay out of jail) https://t.co/z3DR9hc2E6— CodeTalker (@CodeTalker)1605289790.0
@CuomoPrimeTime He may not run but he sure as hell will fundraise and grift like a MF.— Jeff Anderson (@Jeff Anderson)1605235531.0
@CuomoPrimeTime @ChrisCuomo I tend to think he won't run again either. He'll have to remain relevant for the next f… https://t.co/ESFfGsZv3i— G.A. (@G.A.)1605237576.0
@CuomoPrimeTime @jaketapper He’ll lead the masses... https://t.co/gPX5azSJ53— Derek #BothVotesSNP #IStandWithNicola (@Derek #BothVotesSNP #IStandWithNicola)1605235866.0
@CuomoPrimeTime @jaketapper Also prison makes this difficult— JHouston (@JHouston)1605235695.0
According to a report in The New York Times, Trump has conceded his loss to his inner circle and has told aides that he plans to announce his 2024 run as soon as Joe Biden's victory is certified by the states' election authorities.