Niall Ferguson, a Historian and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, suggested that former President Donald Trump isn’t only a strong candidate for re-election in 2024 but also the person most likely to win.
In an op-ed for The Spectator, Ferguson wrote that Trump’s “second act” wasn’t only possible but has become his “best case.”
Ferguson asserted that even the “campaign of lawfare” by Trump’s political enemies wouldn’t be enough to stop the President from reclining the Oval Office.
Instead, he asserted that the legal campaign against Trump and the possibility of him performing a perp walk was attracting the media to Trump, which he explained was only “free publicity,” which Trump thrives on.
Ferguson’s commentary comes after Trump was found liable for Sexual assault and defamation against author E. Jean Carroll on Tuesday (May 9).
Carroll alleged Trump sexually assaulted her in a popular Manhattan department store dressing room nearly three decades ago, although, Ferguson points out, she could not remember whether the alleged assault took place in 1995 or 1996.
But even this ruling, the Historian claims, will help draw attention to Trump.
He explained that every minute of airtime dedicated to Trump is a minute less for the former President’s GOP rivals.
Ferguson also described Trump as the “clear frontrunner” among GOP candidates for the 2024 Presidential nomination.
A poll conducted by Fox News in April showed that Trump maintains 53 percent support in the Republican primary, a lead of 32 points over Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.