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Former president Donald Trump is 'very, very angry' about his ongoing court battles and potentially heading to prison, but his team feels confident about his chances of winning the 2024 presidential election, New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman says
During an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Haberman - who has a historically close relationship with the former president - said there is an 'enormous amount of energy invested in Trump portraying himself as fine and nothing bothering him.'
In reality, however, Haberman says that Trump is 'very, very angry' and does 'not want to be sentenced to prison.'
His campaign team, said the journalist, is focused on getting through the Republican primary. Trump is currently leading the pack of candidates by roughly 30 points in most polls.
His staff, however, 'acknowledge that they have to get through Iowa, which has never been a great state for Trump,' said Haberman. If the former president can eek out a win in Iowa, the seeming inevitability of his candidacy will become less disputable.
His prospects come as Trump not only faces a civil trial in New York but four pending criminal trials across the country for his roles in handling classified documents and alleged election interference.
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Former president Donald Trump in court last week for his New York fraud trial. He not only faces the civil case, but four pending criminal cases
Furthermore, said Haberman, team Trump's focus on winning is 'in part as a means of dealing with these cases.'