Former President Trump reportedly says he will run again in 2024 as long as his health stays good.
Politico revealed on Thursday that Donald Trump is informing his political allies of his plans. Politico said the information came from two sources.
Republican Congressman Devin Nunes, Calif., told reporters earlier this week that Trump is seeking to win back Congress from the Democrats, to create a good environment for a potential run in 2024.
”In my talks with him, he says his priority is to guarantee that we win both chambers of Congress, and I know he is working hard for that,” Nunes said.
Also, a new Quinnipiac poll put out this week revealed that 66% of Republicans want Trump to attempt a third run for office. That number also matches the 66% of GOP members who say the 2020 election was stolen.
“The numbers go against any predictions that Donald Trump’s political future is anything but strong,” Quinnipiac analyst Tim Malloy said. ”By a large majority, Republicans: (1) think the 2020 election was stolen, (2) want Trump to attempt a third run, and (3), if they can’t have Trump, prefer someone who is like him.”
Trump has publicly said he is ”100% considering running again” and would see Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as a running mate.
Voters would “love that ticket. Ron would be considered. He is a wonderful guy,” Trump said to Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo during an interview.
“The polls are showing it and everybody asks me to do it,” Trump said. “One hundred percent, I am thinking about doing it”
But Politico stressed that while most Republicans support Trump in public, he is coming up against skepticism in some corners.
”President Trump did a lot of good,” said Republican Senator John Cornyn, Texas, who was Republican whip during Trump’s first two years. ”But he damaged his legacy with what happened at the Capitol. And I believe that is a shame. Running for office, you come under a lot of scrutiny. And there is a lot to talk about, that is all I will say.”
Author: Steven Sinclaire