‘You have no choice’: Trump gives his strongest hint yet that he will become president in 2024
President Trump is progressing with his trail of not-so-subtle hints that he will run for president again in 2024.
GB News’ Nigel Farage asked Trump at a meeting in Mar-a-Lago, “Why the hell would that be? [you] do you consider going back to that hell?’
“So I love our country,” Trump said. “If you love the country, you don’t have a choice. It’s not a question.’
“I took the country to a level it had never seen before, then we had Covid in, then I brought it back, came up with vaccines that you all use, the world uses.”
“This is a wonderful, beautiful life,” Trump said of his lavish existence in Palm Beach. ‘But I like that’ [being president] also because I helped people. That’s why I did it and I think you will be happy in the future too, because that will be your next question. You will be happy.’
Earlier this week, the former president claimed that a parade of Republicans had made their way to Mar-a-Lago, begging to be put on the 2024 ticket as his vice president.
“So I love our country,” Trump said. ‘If you love the country, you have no choice’
‘This is a beautiful, beautiful life. But I also like that because I helped people. That’s why I did it and I think you will be happy in the future too, because that will be your next question. you will be happy’
“They’re all begging me. They’re all coming here,” Trump told an adviser, who shared his comments with Politico for a story about the ex-president’s cattle stakes.
Both Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spent time with Trump at Mar-a-Lago, raising the rumor that they landed on the ticket.
Trump and his former Vice President Mike Pence clashed over his allegations of voter fraud when Pence refused Trump’s request to block the certification of the election results.
Trump said in late September that only “a bad phone call from a doctor” could keep him from running for president in 2024.
When asked by Real America’s Voice host David Brody what might keep him from running again, Trump replied, “Well, I don’t — I guess a bad call from a doctor or something, right?”
‘Things happen. By God they happen,” he added. “But I feel so good.”
Trump’s aides have reportedly convinced the former president to make a formal announcement until after the midterm elections.
Those in Donald Trump’s inner circle had to persuade the former president to announce his 2024 run in the face of the chaos in Afghanistan in August, as they convinced him it would divert attention from the midterms and possibly be would hinder TV appearances.
Such an announcement would complicate the former president’s new fundraising structure and his appearances on broadcast networks could then lead to equal-time rules, advisers said, according to three sources who spoke to the Washington Post.
But the former president keeps telling advisers, “I’m running.”
Advisers also expressed concern that if Trump announces a run, Democrats would set the 2022 midterms around his candidacy to boost turnout.
Trump could also be held accountable if Republicans don’t take back the House and Senate if he fought on their behalf as a co-candidate.
“The main point we drove home was that he doesn’t want to own the midterms if we don’t win back the House or the Senate,” said a source familiar with the talks.
“He’s tacitly informing the 2024 crowd that no one can move a big muscle until he decides what to do,” said Kellyanne Conway, a former Trump adviser. “Turning to 2024, there has been a shift from intent to urgency as he watches with horror at the many failings of this government.”
Trump knows that other GOP stars will back off as soon as he steps in, rather than start all-out war within the party.
President Trump is pictured above at a rally in Wellington, Ohio last June. The former president has continued to hold rallies in critical conditions since leaving the White House
The former president constantly tells advisers: ‘I run’
Trump was confident he would defeat Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in a Sunday interview with Yahoo Finance, even though he said he didn’t think it would come to a confrontation.
“If I faced him, I would beat him like I would beat anyone,” Trump said.
“I don’t think I’ll face him,” Trump said, predicting, “I think most people would drop out, I think he would drop out.”
Asked for confirmation of the report, a Trump DailyMail.com spokesperson pointed to comments from Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich, who told the Washington Post: “President Trump remains committed and committed to saving America from the disastrous leadership of the Communist Communist Party.” Democrats,” he wrote. in an email. ‘All possibilities to achieve that are still on the table.’
Trump has held rallies much like his campaign in critical swing states across the country.
His fundraising efforts have barely stopped since the days leading up to the election, although most of his appeals are aimed at independent PACs and cannot be used for a future presidential campaign.
Allies and advisers say the money is designed to “show strength” before 2024 and he plans to donate some of it to candidates he’s backed in the 2022 interim term.
Ten of the 13 current and former Trump advisers said they thought he would flee, two said it was a public relations ploy and one said they didn’t know, according to the Post.
But Donald Trump’s disgraced ex-fixer says he’s confident the former president won’t run for the White House again — and that he’s only teasing a second term in office to keep donor money flowing.
Cohen, speaking to Meet the Press on Sunday, said Trump will not run and will hold on as long as possible to collect money from donors and “keep the grievances going.”
The former attorney-turned-Trump critic — who spent jail terms for tax evasion and campaign finance violations — said Trump has the biggest grievances in US history.
“Donald Trump has made it very clear, precisely, that he is robbing the American people, these supporters, these individuals who are just sending him money at record levels,” Cohen told host Chuck Todd.
“It’s really amazing that people don’t see exactly what the guy is doing,” he added. In August, it was revealed that Trump had raised more than $100 million from donors since he left office, and that war chest will likely have swelled considerably since then.
Cohen, while promoting his book Disloyal and podcast Mea Culpa, referred to the former president as a sociopath.
“Please understand… and this is also very important for all viewers. One of the things Donald Trump has done is debunk the “big lie” that the 2020 election was stolen from him. It wasn’t stolen from him.’
The former attorney believes Trump is using the opportunity to campaign to continue to complain about his belief that the election has been stolen.
However, Cohen added that if Trump runs into 2024 and doesn’t win again, the “Big Lie” would be taken from him.
“If he loses, which he will do in 2024, what happens to the ‘big lie’? The big lie disappears. He can’t be like the boy who cried wolf now. “Oh, they stole it from me in 2020 – they now stole it from me in 2024.” Right? Well, that’s going out the door and there’s going to be his money,” Cohen said.