Former US president Donald Trump has told Fox News there is “more popularity (for me) now than there was the day before the election”
Donald Trump has said he is looking “very seriously, beyond seriously”, at the prospect of running in the 2024 US election race, only months after vacating the White House for Democratic president Joe Biden.
The New York tycoon said his run would depend on “the right people” being elected to the House and Senate in the meantime, and that he would campaign for them during the mid term elections in 2022.
“If they need a rally, we’ll do a rally, we’ll do calls, we’ll do all sorts of things,” Trump said.
“Almost everybody I endorse wins,” he claimed.
Trump told Sean Hannity that his “Make America Great” policies must be central to any election campaigns if the Republican Party “wants to win and win big.”
“Look, I’ve got tremendous numbers. There is more popularity (for me) now than there was the day before the election, because they see how bad things are at the border,” he added
“They see what is going on, they see that their guns are gonna be gone…their taxes are going up. Regulations are going through the roof. Job (losses) are going to go up.”
Trump would not be drawn further on his plans to run in 2024, telling Hannity that “from a legal standpoint”, “it’s a little too soon” to talk about it.
He did however point to “the border crisis” as something that “could destroy our country”.
“There’s never been anything like what’s happened at our border and people are coming in by the tens of thousands.”
He also claimed President Biden was not directing policy when it came to issues like gun control.
“I don’t know if Joe knows what’s going on with (the Second Amendment), because I think you have a cabal, you have a group of people that are sitting around a table just saying do this, do this, do this. They’re giving him these things to sign,” Trump alleged.