DONALD Trump will run for President again in 2024 if he loses to Joe Biden on November 3, Steve Bannon has said.
The former White House chief strategist, who also served as Trump's 2016 campaign CEO, made the prediction but said he thinks the US president will be re-elected this year.
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If his prediction is correct, Trump would be the second president in American history to leave the White House and seek re-election four years later.
Grover Cleveland, the first Democrat elected after the Civil War in 1885, was the 22nd and 24th American president.
He failed to be re-elected after his first term (1885-1889), but he run for president again four years later and returned to the White House for a second term (1893-1897).
Bannon also suggested the election result will go to the Supreme Court, adding the outcome will be disputed and "won’t be settled anytime soon".
He said he believes the November 3 election was "closer than is being reported" and its result may even be conferred to the House of Representative in January.
He told The Australian: "I’ll make this prediction right now: if for any reason the election is stolen from or in some sort of way Joe Biden is declared the winner, Trump will announce he’s going to run for re-election in 2024."
Bannon, who is currently awaiting trial for on fraud charges, added: "You’re not going to see the end of Donald Trump."
On Friday night, Trump joked during a rally that if he loses the election to Biden this year, he may need to leave the country.
He said: "I'm not going to feel so good. Maybe I'll have to leave the country, I don't know."
Bannon previously said Trump may claim victory early on November 3, according to Salon.
He said: "At 10 o'clock or 11 o'clock… on November 3, Donald J. Trump is going to walk into the Oval Office, and he may hit a tweet before he goes in there… and he's going to sit there, having won Ohio, and being up in Pennsylvania and Florida, and he's going to say, 'Hey, game's over'."
Bannon was appointed to become chief executive of Trump's presidential campaign on August 17, 2016.
Following his election win, Trump hired Bannon to become his chief strategist and senior counsellor in a move which drew heavy criticism.
John Weaver, a Republican political consultant who was John Kasich’s chief strategist, tweeted: "The racist, fascist extreme right is represented footsteps from the Oval Office. Be very vigilant America."
Bannon – who has been described as the "most dangerous political operative in America" – was reportedly sacked from the White House by Donald Trump himself in August 2017.
He and three others ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme, according to authorities.
The indictment alleges Bannon received over $1 million himself, using some to secretly pay co-defendant, Brian Kolfage, the founder of the project, and to cover hundreds of thousands of dollars of Bannon's personal expenses.
Prosecutors say Bannon promised that 100 percent of the donated money would be used for the project, but the defendants collectively used hundreds of thousands of dollars in a manner inconsistent with the organization’s public representations.
Bannon was arrested on a boat off the Eastern coast of Connecticut, according to CNN.
Charges included conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Bannon said on Sunday that all the information on Hunter Biden’s laptop exposed in a recent report is true and proves that presidential nominee Joe Biden has “lied” for “years.”
He also claimed that Hunter’s lawyer has been trying to recover the laptop hard drive and threatened to make letters proving that public, if Biden’s team denies the laptop is theirs.
Biden's campaign has repeatedly denied he or his son had done anything wrong following the leaked documents.
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