In a recent discussion with Kristen Welker, the new host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” ex-President Donald Trump conveyed his doubts about the possibility of pardoning himself if he clinches the presidency again in 2024. “Why would I consider that when I haven’t done anything wrong?” Trump questioned, highlighting his challenge to the election outcome as the potential reason for legal repercussions.
The conversation with Trump, set to be broadcasted this Sunday on NBC channels nationwide, is Welker’s inaugural interview for the show. NBC News has also approached President Joe Biden for a conversation with Welker.
Being a prominent contender for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024, Trump faces indictments in both federal courts in D.C. and Florida and state jurisdictions in Georgia and New York. These charges relate to his 2020 election contestation, retaining classified materials post his electoral loss, and financial settlements with adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
Reflecting on the final days of his initial term at his New Jersey-based Bedminster golf club, Trump shared that the idea of self-pardoning had surfaced. He mentioned, “There were a few lawyers who told me I could if I wanted to. However, some believed it might not be a good look.”