According to Newsweek, Mary Trump, the niece of former President Donald Trump, recently joked about the only way that would make her uncle go away ahead of the upcoming 2024 presidential election. During a podcast, Michael Steele, the former Republican National Committee Chair, asked Mary Trump about her uncle’s future in politics, to which she responded that there’s only one way that would make him go away, without indicating what that might be. Steele grasped what she meant and agreed with her.
Mary Trump also commented on her uncle’s influence on the Republican Party, saying that he didn’t change it but revealed something about it. She added that he gave people permission to be their worst selves, which led to some Republicans getting pushed out of the party, and others like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz taking the lead.
And he also gave people permission…to be their worst selves, which is why so many people got pushed out of the party, and so many other people like the new leaders of the party, [Georgia Representative] Marjorie Taylor Greene and [Florida Representative] Matt Gaetz, decided that it was their time, and they weren’t wrong about this.”
Donald Trump announced his 2024 presidential bid in November, despite facing several legal challenges on the federal and state levels. These include investigations into his actions surrounding the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, his alleged mishandling of classified documents seized by the FBI from his Mar-a-Lago home last summer, and alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia.
Trump also faces criminal charges in New York over claims he orchestrated a hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels. Trump has denied all allegations and maintained his innocence in the case, accusing prosecutors of engaging in a politically motivated witch hunt.