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Donald Trump has left the White House, and the US is preparing to swear in Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States.
The Republican failed to win his re-election bid against his Democratic challenger.
Trump has been impeached twice since he became president in 2017. But does this mark an end to his time in power?
As Mr Trump left the White House, he said “it’s not a long goodbye”, insinuating he hopes he will be back.
Many are now wondering if Trump will be able to run for president again in 2024.
Can Donald Trump run for president in 2024?
The answer to this isn’t completely set in stone – but at the moment he can.
Under the US Constitution, Mr Trump is within his right to pursue the Oval Office again in 2014.
But his second impeachment trial could change things.
Trump was impeached for a historic second time when he was accused of “incitement to insurrection” following the deadly siege on the US Capital by his supporters on January 6.
The result of this trial will impact any future plans the president may have of running for office again in 2024.
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However, the impeachment itself doesn’t prevent Mr Trump from running for office for a second time.
That decision rests with the US Senate, which needs a two-thirds majority of its 100 members to vote in favour of the conviction of the president.
If Mr Trump is convicted, the Senate has the option of voting to disqualify him from holding public offices in the future.
If this is the case, he wouldn’t be able to run for president again in 2024.
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The next Senate trial for Mr Trump will begins once Senators return from recess on January 20.
Mr Trump hasn’t publicly said he would run for president a second time, but if he did it wouldn’t be the first time.
Grover Cleveland lost his re-election to Benjamin Harrison in 1884, and run for president again four years later.
He won and became the 24th president of the US.
- Donald Trump
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