- The American Independent Party has been in existence since 1960 when it fronted Alabama governor George Wallace to vie for the presidency
- In the presidential election of 2016, the same party made him their nominee in California despite him being a Republican candidate
- The endorsement may, however, be a tall order because Trump has time and again made it clear that he intends to remain a Republican
American Independent Party (AIP) chairman Markham Robinson has revealed that the party is set to nominate former US President Donald Trump as their flagbearer in the next election.
This is, however, dependent on whether the Republican chooses to front himself as a presidential candidate in 2024. The AIP has been in existence since 1960 when it fronted Alabama governor George Wallace to vie for the presidency. The AIP also fronted Lester Maddox as their flagbearer in the 1970s.
In the presidential election of 2016, the same party made him their nominee in California, America's most populous state, despite him being a Republican candidate.
According to Markham, the party took an interest in Trump's apparent interest in remaining in politics and decided to endorse him for the top seat if he so desires. He added that Trump is in tune with the party's manifesto and pillars, including but not limited to tax reductions and are pro-life.
Despite being in existence for decades, AIP has struggled to expand out of California and build a nationwide reach, but they are working towards expanding ahead of the next general election.
The endorsement may be a tall order because Trump has time and again made it clear that he intends to remain a Republican.
"We've seen this before with these guys. They can nominate whoever the hell they want, even if that person doesn't publicly agree or acknowledge. Just ask Kanye about that," reiterated Trump.
With nearly four years left to the next election, it remains to be seen whether the ousted president will declare interest in the position again and what his take on the party will be.
Briefly.co.za previously reported on Trump after the former president was forced to hand over almost 10 years worth of tax records in a New York investigation. Trump's tax records have been handed over to the Manhattan district attorney's office after the Supreme Court allowed them as evidence in a wide-ranging forensic accounting investigation.
The tax history consists of millions of pages of information, terabytes of data, which details the former US president's tax history.
According to CNN, the time span of the records falls between January 2011 until August 2019. Lawyers will now have to comb over the huge amount of paperwork in search of information relative to the trial.
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