Donald Trump says he has determined whether or not he would run for president in 2024 and is currently considering when to make the announcement.
In a Thursday telephone conversation with New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi, Trump expressed optimism about his chances in two years.
He stated, “I feel very confident that, if I decide to run, I’ll win.”
In a subsequent remark, the former president clarified that he has already made a choice on 2024 and is merely weighing whether to reveal it before or after the November elections.
“I would say my big decision will be whether I go before or after,” stated Trump. “You understand what that means? … Midterms.”
“Do I go before or after? That will be my big decision,” he continued.
Trump then explained his reasoning.
“I just think that there are certain assets to before,” he said. “Let people know. I think a lot of people would not even run if I did that because, if you look at the polls, they don’t even register. Most of these people. And I think that you would actually have a backlash against them if they ran. People want me to run.”
Since he left office, the topic of whether Trump will pursue a return to the White House has produced interminable conjecture, with the former president leaving a trail of hints and commentators scrutinizing every word for insight into the matter.
The Washington Post reported on Thursday that many Republicans expect his announcement to come shortly.
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina stated, “If Trump is going to run, the sooner he gets in and talks about winning the next election, the better.”
Polls indicate that Trump is the preferred candidate for the Republican Party in 2024, but not everyone is enthusiastic about his candidacy.
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A recent New York Times/Siena College survey found young GOP voters would rather not have Trump back.
Among Republican voters under 35 years old, 64 percent said they would vote against Trump in the party’s primary.
But regardless of what others say in support of or against him, the former president said he has made up his mind.
“Well, in my own mind, I’ve already made that decision, so nothing factors in anymore,” Trump told New York Magainze.
“In my own mind,” he said. “I’ve already made that decision.”