KEY POINTS

  • Maher claims Trump has already put people in place to help him win the presidency in 2024
  • The political commentator said he is shocked Trump hasn't been charged for interfering with the election in Georgia
  • Trump said he will announce his plans for 2024 after the midterms next year

Bill Maher, an American comedian and political commentator, on Thursday predicted that Donald Trump will run for the presidency again in 2024 and warned about his plans to win the next elections. 

During an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Maher said he believes Trump will “absolutely” run for the top position in the country in the next elections and noted that the former president has already begun to “put people in place” who may help him “find the votes” he would need to secure the seat if ever he loses again. 

“Trust me, he’s going to run. Absolutely. He’s going to get the nomination,” Maher said in the interview. “I certainly wouldn’t be surprised if he just won the election. But even if he doesn’t win the election, he’ll say he won the election.”

Maher also said he was surprised that Trump has yet to be charged for his attempts to interfere in the 2020 elections in Georgia. 

The political commentator was referring to Trump’s infamous phone call to Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Jan. 2 asking him to “find 11,780 votes.” The former president also threatened Raffensperger with a criminal prosecution after the state secretary refused to tamper with the election results.

"Can you imagine that? That alone -- how is that not a crime?” Maher remarked.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Wallis has been investigating Trump’s call to Raffensperger. As of Thursday, no charges have been filed.

It is still unclear whether Trump would run for the presidency in 2024. However, he has repeatedly teased a possible bid on numerous occasions. 

In an interview with Fox News aired last week, the former president hinted that he would likely announce his plans after the 2022 midterms. Trump also noted that his decision will make a lot of people “very happy.”

When asked about his potential running mate, Trump refused to drop any names but hinted that he may not consider Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-FL, saying: “He’s a good man, but we have a lot of great people.”

During the 2020 election, President Joe Biden topped Trump by more than 7 million in the popular vote across the U.S.

Bill Maher HBO TV host Bill Maher revealed his racist side once more when he tweeted about North Korea and nails salons. Above, he is pictured July 28, 2011 in Beverly Hills. Photo: Getty Images