Trump ‘Very Seriously’ Considering Running In 2024, Misses ‘Helping People’ The Most
Former President Donald Trump appeared to be more decisive of his intention to run again in 2024.
In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, the former Republican chief executive said he is “very seriously” considering throwing his hat in the next presidential election, although he noted that 2024 is still way too far to make any commitment.
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In the meantime, the former President said he is working with Republicans to take back the House majority in the midterm elections next year.
“We are going to help with the House,” Trump said of his goal for 2022. “I think we have a really good chance. I’m working with everybody including Kevin McCarthy in taking back the house. I think we have a really good chance in doing it.”
In the House of Representatives, Republicans were able to narrow the Democratic majority in the House. Democrats currently hold a 218-212 having just six more seats than Republicans, putting the GOP in a good position to pick up House seats during the 2022 midterms.
Trump noted, however, that the “Senate’s going to be a little bit tougher” although he remains committed to helping the GOP also win back the Senate.
Democrats took control of the Senate after winning both runoff elections in Georgia last January — splitting the Senate into 50-50 between the two parties, but giving Vice President Kamala Harris, a Democrat, the tie breaking vote.
Despite this, the former Republican President maintained that the GOP have “a really, really good chance” at taking back the Senate control in next year’s polls.
“All-in” to help Republicans
The former president, who continues to command loyalty among Republican voters, noted that he is willing to join the campaign trail in support of GOP members who would need his support for the election.
During the interview, Hannity asked Trump: “Well, tell me what — how far are you willing to go [for 2022]?
“Are you going to travel? Are you going to do speeches? Are you going to do rallies for these candidates?” the host asked the former president.
To which, Trump replied: “If they need a rally, we’ll do a rally. We’ll do calls. We’ll do all sorts of things … We’re all in.”
The former president also lamented that while he was living a comfortable life, his desire to help others made him run in 2016. It is also the very same thing that he misses the most as president.
“I miss the most helping people because I can directly help people,” Trump told Hannity. “That’s why I did it. Hey, look, this has been a very traumatic — I had a great life, great company, great business, no problems.”
“And now, all I do is people go after you. It’s vicious. It’s horrible. But you know what, I love doing it because I help people.”
Trump went on to express his wary over voters’ concerns of “what’s going on right now” citing Democratic efforts to clamp on the public’s Second Amendment rights, as well as impending tax hikes.
“Their taxes are going up. Regulations are going through the roof. Jobs are going to go out,” he said. “What you see — you know, this is going to take a little while to show. But if they add all these regulations back, the jobs are going to be gone. Your energy independence is going to be gone. So I say this, I am looking at it very seriously, beyond seriously. From a legal standpoint, I don’t want to really talk about it yet, it’s a little too soon.”
Trump noted that tax cuts, job creation, the Space Force, the stellar economy before the coronavirus, and the record low unemployment were some of his proudest accomplishments during his four-year stint as president.
Looking at 2024 “very seriously”
When asked “what are the odds” of him running in 2024, Trump replied: “That’s like a long time” — although he made reference to his continued popularity among GOP voters.
“We have tremendous numbers … There’s more popularity now than there was the day before the election because they see how bad things are at the border,” the former president said, referring to the escalating crisis at the border — which many have attributed to President Joe Biden’s lax immigration policies.
“So I say this, I am looking at it very seriously, beyond seriously. From a legal standpoint, I don’t want to really talk about it yet; it’s a little too soon,” Trump added.
In February, Trump also signaled he is not closing his door on the possibility of running again in 2024, telling a Newsmax interview that he is currently ‘looking at poll numbers.’
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