Former President Donald Trump has hinted for months that he would run for president again in 2024, but that belief just got new credence from one of his top former aides.
Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Americans shouldn’t count Trump out during an interview with One America News Network.
“He’s not going to make any announcement in the next week or two,” Meadows said. “And certainly would be months before we know whether he is going to be running again. But, as a guy that has had a number of conversations with him, the odds are that I think this is not the last time that we’ll see Donald Trump’s name on the ballot.”
The former president himself made similar comments earlier this year, telling his supporters will be “very, very happy.”
“The answer is I’m absolutely enthused. I look forward to doing an announcement at the right time,” Trump told Candace Owens in an interview. “As you know, it’s very early. But I think people are going to be very, very happy when I make a certain announcement.”
Trump also said in a recent interview with Fox Business that he would consider Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as a running mate.
“Sure, I would,” Trump said. “I would certainly consider Ron. I was at the beginning of Ron.“I was the first one to endorse him when he came out as a congressman that a lot of people didn’t know…and my endorsement helped him tremendously, and I know him very well. He’s a great guy.”
Even Trump’s critics think he has a good chance of winning the nomination. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, who has been a vocal opponent of the former president, said he could win the Republican nomination.
“I don’t know if he’ll run in 2024 or not, but if he does, I’m pretty sure he’ll get the nomination,” Romney said.