Discovery of the new tapes shows how far Trump wanted to protect his scandal-ridden, corrupt, criminal political operation.
Critics of the Florida governor say his violent and insensitive rhetoric can run thin as a long campaign progresses. Other say he is more dangerous than Donald Trump, the only announced candidate for the job.
The president feels a campaign based on Democratic wins will also showcase Republican failures.
After the bitter Republican National Committee leadership fight last week, the Democrats gather this weekend in a relative state of calm.
Instead of times when the President and the now Speaker of the House had talked over breakfast, the two now are rivals in a sharply-divided nation.
Scandals, pending indictments and documented criminal activity have not kept Trump from seeking a new term as President in 2024 and potential challengers appear afraid.
With the Justice Department moving very slowly in charging the corrupt former president for any of his many criminal acts, the Fulton County Georgia District Attorney may be the first one to step up.
Committed to more lies, fraud and crime? Initial campaign stops in New Hampshire and South Carolina were Trump’s first foray out of his Florida resort home since announcing his plans to run again.