Trump is a ‘dead man’: Chuck Hagel casts doubt on ‘irresponsible’ former president’s political future

By Raw Story - January 29, 2021

Former President Donald Trump may be huddling with Republican leaders, considering founding his own political party, and pledging to carry on his agenda, but at least one prominent former official thinks Trump is done for in politics.

Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, a longtime Republican who also served in the U.S. Senate for 12 years (1997-2009), told Raw Story in an exclusive interview that he thinks that politically, Trump is a “dead man” — regardless of the outcome of the Senate impeachment trial slated to start next month.

That’s because Trump’s biggest problem, bigger even than being the first president ever to be impeached twice, is that he may still face legal consequences at the state level for what Hagel described as his various shady business entanglements.

“I’m not worried about Mr. Trump coming back on the scene politically. He’s a dead man,” Hagel said, speaking days before the inauguration of President Joe Biden. “He can say what he wants…

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