Former House Speaker Paul Ryan said he doesn’t believe Donald Trump will be the GOP’s nominee for president in the 2024 elections.

Ryan, a Republican with a turbulent relationship with Trump, argued that the former president is “likely to lose,” which makes the case to consider other options.

“We all know he will lose,” he told during an interview with Teneo, a consulting shop where he serves as a vice-chairman. “Let me put it this way: we all know he’s much more likely to lose the White House than anybody else running for president on our side of the aisle. So why would we want to go with that?”

The former president has been hinting on the possibility of trying a new bid for the White House. During the midterm elections, he has hosted rallies to support some Republican candidates in the states and criticize President Joe Biden, who is expected to run for reelection.

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According to a PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll released in September, two thirds of Republicans think Trump should try to be president again.

In the interview, Ryan said he expects Trump will try to intimidate people out of the race for nomination. He mentioned, without specifying names, that “a handful of people” are going to run. The list of potential GOP’s 2024 nominees include Florida governor Ron DeSantis and former Vice-President Mike Pence, according to political analysts.

“There’s a handful of people that are going to run, because it’s the only cycle they can run in. They can’t wait until 2028,” Ryan said. “They’ve got to go now, if they’re ever going to go. And they don’t want to die without ever trying.”

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