(RepublicanInformer.com)- Donald Trump hasn’t yet made his intentions for the 2024 president election known publicly, but there are some who are doubting whether he’s even physically fit enough to do so.
In a recent interview that aired on Sunday, Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former aide in the White House, suggested the former president might not be healthy enough physically to run for president once again.
While appearing on MSNBC, Manigault Newman said:
“I think, going into 2024, I’m really more concerned that Donald Trump hasn’t come forward and talked about his health. I don’t know if he will even be healthy enough to run in 2024, and I think he needs to come clean to the American people about where he is on that before getting into a very stressful and strenuous race for the White House.”
Manigault Newman has known the former president for decades. She was once a contestant on his TV show the “Apprentice,” and later served as an aide in his administration. However, the two experienced a very bad falling out while Trump was still in office.
Now, she’s going public with unfounded accusations that Trump isn’t physically fit to run for president. It’s a lot to take in from a woman who published a 2018 book that heavily criticized the former president.
In fact, Trump filed a lawsuit against Manigault Newman for the publication of “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.” The suit claims some of the details in the book that explained her experiences serving in the Trump White House violated a nondisclosure agreement she had signed.
Last week, though, an arbitrator in the case ruled statements she included in the book were not privileged information.
This isn’t the first time that people have questioned Trump’s health. While in office last year, right before the election in October, he was hospitalized after contracting COVID-19. While he recovered from that scare and said he was doing well, many questioned just how well everything went — and how healthy he actually is.
At 75 years old now, there are some who believe that he’s certainly not a picture of health to be running for president in three more years.
In fact, one of Trump’s early supporters, the Reverend Franklin Graham, told Axios earlier this year that “everything will depend on [Trump’s] health at that time.”
Graham was commenting on whether Trump would run for president in 2024. He continued:
“If he still has energy and strength like he does. I don’t. You know the guy does not eat well, you know, and it’s amazing the energy that he has.”
One of Trump’s spokesmen didn’t return requests for comments from many media outlets, including The Hill, regarding the accusations that Manigault Newman or about the former president’s overall health.
Polling is showing that many Republican voters would indeed support Trump for president in the 2024 election, but he hasn’t yet announced his decision.