How Trump Can Win 2024 Election, According to Former Clinton Adviser

Former Bill Clinton advisor Dick Morris recently insisted that Donald Trump will run for president in 2024 and beyond that, he is going to win.

While speaking to Newsmax on Sunday's Wake up America show, Morris promoted his latest book The Return: Trump's Big 2024 Comeback, and he explained why he was so confident in the former president's chances of returning to the White House.

So far, Trump has only hinted that he would be making a presidential run in 2024 and has not made an official announcement.

"The phrase is not 'likely', the phrase is dead pipe certain: He's certain to run, and he is, I believe, certain to get the Republican nomination, Morris said. "I think he'll actually get it by acclamation. I don't think there'll be a primary fight."

Morris also addressed the suggestion that Republicans will back Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over Trump for the presidential nomination.

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Former Bill Clinton advisor Dick Morris recently said on Newsmax that he thought Donald Trump would run in the 2024 presidential election and that he would win. Chet Strange/Getty

According to recent polls, DeSantis is currently seeing increasingly optimistic signs of support for a presidential run in 2024.

A poll conducted last month by the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Survey Center found that Republican primary voters were more likely to back DeSantis than Trump in a head-to-head against Biden.

"It's likely to continue that way," Andrew Smith, director of the UNH Survey Center, told Newsweek. "We're seeing that more Republicans are willing to vote for DeSantis than they are for Trump."

Morris seemed unconcerned about the growth in support for DeSantis, saying that the talk around DeSantis was not something to be worried about and he reiterated he believed Trump was what was needed to ensure the Republican party succeeds.

"Well, there's a lot of Republicans who have sort of the 6-year itch," Morris added. "You've heard of the 7-year itch. It's been six years of Trump, but they're flirting with DeSantis and other candidates, but only Trump can win this election."

"First of all, only Trump can say, 'I did it: You want to know if I can cut inflation or hold down gas prices, seal the border? I did it when I was president'," Morris said. "So he's sort of a hybrid: He's half incumbent and half challenger. Secondly, he has access to the Hispanic vote and to the white, high school-educated vote that other candidates really don't have, and that gives him a tremendous capacity."

"So I think that only Trump can win, but don't let it bother you, DeSantis is not going to run," Morris said.

Despite Morris' claims, according to a poll conducted among Florida Republicans, if given the choice between Trump and DeSantis, the Florida Governor is the clear winner.

The survey, conducted by Blueprint Polling, found 50.9 percent of those asked said that they back or lean toward the Florida governor, with the former president running behind DeSanits with 38.6 percent.

When broken down to just those who are firm on their stance, DeSantis' lead extends to nearly 14 points (47.6 percent to 33.2 percent) in a scenario in which the pair ended up as the final two choices in the GOP primary.

"Older Republicans are more likely to support Trump, but DeSantis still leads the former president in all age groupings," a poll summary said.

"Trump is tied with DeSantis among voters with some college but among high school graduates as well as college graduates and those with advanced degrees, DeSantis polls much better."

Newsweek has reached out to Trump's office for comment.