Ex—Clinton Aide Says Donald Trump Could Win GOP Primary 'From Jail If He Has To'

A former senior advisor to President Bill Clinton claimed that Donald Trump could win the Republican nomination for president "from jail if he has to," as he predicted that he will run to lead the country again in 2024.

Dick Morris, a high-profile adviser to Clinton turned critic of the former president and his wife Hillary Clinton, made the prediction while speaking during an episode of The Count on conservative news channel Newsmax on Sunday.

"Oh, he will, he will. You know how you can tell? Shake his hand and turn it over and see if there's a pulse," Morris said when asked if Trump will run again in 2024 by host Eric Bolling. "If there's a pulse there, he's going to run and he's going to win."

Morris, who hosts the show Dick Morris Democracy on Newsmax and has made appearances as a political commentator on Fox News, said that Trump is "absolutely going to win" and claimed that he will first claim victory of the GOP nomination, saying that "he can't possibly lose."

"No matter what happens, he could win that from jail if he has to," Morris joked on Sunday, as he seemingly referenced the several probes against the Trump Organization investigating alleged criminal conduct.

Trump himself is also facing a criminal investigation by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in Georgia, over his alleged attempts to influence the state's 2020 election results by appearing to ask Georgia's secretary of state Brad Raffensperger to overturn the results while alleging widespread voter fraud.

Speaking on Newsmax, the political strategist then spoke about the national election in 2024, saying: "The other is the general election, which a Republican is guaranteed to win because of the terrible performance of [President Joe] Biden.

"So in a real sense, the future is laid out for Donald Trump. He is going to be the 47th president of the United States."

Just a week earlier, Morris told WABC 770 AM radio host John Catsimatidis that Trump has been the "most effective" and "perhaps the only" spokesperson to call out Biden's "disastrous" policies.

"There is no other national figure dissenting from Biden's policies and laying out how disastrous they are," Morris said on Sunday July 4. "Whether it be immigration, or his inflation policies, or his welfare policies. There's only one person that's really making that case. And that's Donald Trump."

Morris then alleged that investigations into the Trump Organization are just an attempt to keep Trump quiet and prevent him from criticizing the Biden administration.

"They [Democrats] want to shut him up. He's too effective. He's too important," the political strategist said. "The DA's office and the AG's office want to do everything they can to keep him quiet."

Trump himself teased a run for president in 2024 during an interview with Fox News' Morning Futures on Sunday but told host Maria Bartiromo that any official announcement will not happen for a while.

"I do know my answer but I can't reveal it yet because that has to do with campaign financing and everything else. But I absolutely know my answer," Trump said. "We're going to do very well and people are going to be very happy."

Trump also topped a poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas, on Sunday that asked the attendees who they wanted as president in 2024.

The former president won 70 percent of ballots cast, while Florida Governor Ron DeSantis came in second at 21 percent. None of the other possible candidates even made 1 percent in the anonymous straw poll.

Newsweek has contacted Trump's office for comment.

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Dick Morris (left) speaking at an event and Donald Trump (right) talking during the first presidential debate in 2020. Morris claimed on Sunday that Trump could win the Republican nomination for President in 2024 “from Jail if he has to.” FilmMagic Getty Images/Stephen Lovekin left) and Scott Olson (right