According to new reports coming out from Politico, there are more and more signs popping up that former President Donald Trump will end up running again in 2024.
Aside from the usual steps a person interested in running for office takes, like hiring staff for Iowa, increasing their fundraising, and having a presence in the media, Trump has seemingly been buoyed to take a shot at the White House in 2024 due to Biden’s plummeting job approval numbers following the horrific troop withdrawal situation in Afghanistan that the president has screwed up from top to bottom.
“Trump sees Biden is on the ropes. He wants to throw punches as a combatant, not a heckler from the stands,” Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, said to Politico.
Gaetz then stated that the reason Trump isn’t in a big rush to announce his plans to run in 2024 is because “the base is rightly loyal to him. And a good rule in politics is to be a candidate for as short a time as necessary.”
Trump’s campaign adviser Jason Miller told Politico on Thursday that the chances of the former president running are “between 99 and 100 percent.”
“I think he is definitely running in 2024,” Miller went on to proclaim. “I had a good conversation with him last night. I’m going to go see him in another couple days here.”
Another person who has discussed Trump’s plans told Politico that “he really hasn’t decided, but we all think he’ll run … he wants to get in a position to where it’s a turnkey operation once he says yes. So, he’s maximizing his position … the super PAC is ostensibly to help win back the House and the Senate. If he does that, it makes his position stronger.”
Several individuals close to Trump told Politico that there isn’t likely to be an official announcement about a bid for president until after the 2022 midterms.
Gaetz declined to disclose details of his conversations with Trump but said it was more likely than not the former president will run again. The Congressman told Politico that the GOP regaining control of the Senate and/or the House in next year’s midterms would motivate Trump even more.
A recent poll that was conducted by Emerson College shows that as of now, Trump would beat Biden in a 2024 rematch. The former president was favored by 47 percent of those who responded to the survey, while 46 percent preferred Joe Biden.