Trump Drops Strong Hint About 2024 White House Run

Speaking at the first of four midterm rallies in five days, former Pres. Trump stated that he will "very, very, very, probably do it again" — referring to a presidential run in 2024.

Trump Drops Strong Hint About 2024 White House Run
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Facts

  • Speaking at the first of four midterm rallies in five days, former Pres. Trump stated that he will "very, very, very, probably do it again" — referring to a presidential run in 2024.
  • Speaking to a crowd on Thursday in Sioux City, Iowa, Trump said, "get ready, that's all I'm saying" to supporters. He was campaigning for Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, who is in a close race against Democratic challenger Mike Franken.
  • Trump stated that his probable desire to run again was based on the need to "make our country successful and safe and glorious." Trump's inner circle has yet to comment, and the timing may hinge on the outcomes of specific midterm races next week.
  • Trump also once again endorsed same-day voting and paper ballots. He claimed that these measures would "save a lot of money."
  • He continued to claim that he was victorious in the 2020 election, stating that "I ran twice... I won twice..." He's currently fighting multiple investigations and court cases surrounding his handling of government records, his alleged role in trying to overturn the 2020 election, and his business practices in New York.

Sources: BBC News, CNN, Axios, USA Today, and Business Insider.

Narratives

  • Left narrative, as provided by Guardian. When it comes to a 2024 Trump run for the White House, it's a question of "when" and not "if." Being in legal jeopardy, his desire to be president once again may come from a desire to avoid or complicate the multiple investigations that surround him. Whatever the reasons, American democracy must brace for Trump's anti-democratic onslaught.
  • Pro-Trump narrative, as provided by Gateway Pundit. Anticipation is building — whether Trump makes the call right before the midterms or right after. The Democrats don't have a viable candidate who can beat Trump in 2024, and their only chance is through the corrupt Department of Justice, which will seek to bring the former president down at any opportunity. The engine is starting to crank on the Trump Train.
  • Narrative C, as provided by Washington Examiner. The Democratic Party is floundering. However, the upcoming red wave should be consolidated with a leader who will not be a continued potential danger to the GOP. It's time to pass the Republican torch to fresh candidates who can take Trump's values to the next level, with more stability and less self-destructive tendencies.

Predictions