GOP Gov. Larry Hogan said having Donald Trump as the 2024 nominee would be 'bad' for the party and the country
Maryland's Republican Gov. Larry Hoganpredicted that Donald Trumpwould not run for president in 2024.
- Hogan told Fox
Newsthat it would be 'bad' for the country and the Republican party if Trump ran.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland predicted Sunday that former president Donald Trump would not run for president in 2024.
Speaking with Fox News' Bret Baier on Sunday, Hogan said it would be "bad" for the country if Trump were the 2024 nominee.
"I think that'd be bad for the party and bad for President Trump and bad for the country," Hogan said. "So I don't think he's gonna run, and I would — my advice would be that he did not run."
Baier also asked Hogan if he would consider running for president in 2024. Hogan is in his second and final term as Maryland's governor, which will end in January 2022.
"I'm gonna be governor until January 23, and then I'm going to take a look at what the options are after that," Hogan said.
It remains to be seen whether Trump will run for president in 2024. While he exited his presidency with the lowest approval ratings in his term, he has steadily maintained control over the Republican party, with some Republicans insisting they cannot be successful without Trump.
Hogan has been a frequent critic of the former president and those in his party who have refused to cut ties with him.
"I think they're concerned about retaliation from the president," Hogan said in a May interview on "Meet the Press" of Republicans who refuse to criticize Trump. "They're concerned about being attacked within the party. And it just bothers me that you have to swear fealty to the 'Dear Leader' or you get kicked out of the party. It just doesn't make any sense."
In a November tweet, Hogan mocked Trump's 2020 performance in Maryland after the former president endorsed the rival to Hogan's preferred candidate to replace him as Maryland governor.
"Personally, I'd prefer endorsements from people who didn't lose Maryland by 33 points," Hogan wrote on Twitter, Insider previously reported.
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