Donald Trump is a former president and has decided to run in the 2024 presidential election. An announcement about the decision will come at a later date.
Trump said New York magazine that the “big decision” is whether to announce before or after November’s midterm elections.
“Well, in my own mind, I’ve already made that decision, so nothing factors in anymore. In my own mind, I’ve already made that decision … Do I go before or after? That will be my big decision.”
Trump said that Trump believes most people who are running for 2024 will lose the primary.
“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.”
Trump stated that he does not worry about any other candidates for 2024 GOP office and doesn’t consider Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor, a rival.
Although DeSantis won states such as Florida and New Hampshire in recent polls, Trump has the advantage in primaries. In a Twitter poll, DeSantis received 70.7 percent and Trump 29.3% of the votes in April. A total of 172,815 voters voted.
Which person would you choose in 2024?
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 10, 2022
Many Republicans and conservatives prefer DeSantis to Trump. DeSantis is believed to be able to run America as he did in Florida. He could also win key swing states, winning over Republicans and independents. DeSantis has lost the polls before so there is a possibility that it will be a tight race in 2024 if Trump runs.
We reported this week that a GOP agent predicted Trump would declare his candidacy early in order to stop a DeSantis campaign in 2024. It’s worth noting that Trump has yet to endorse DeSantis for the Governor’s race in the midterm election, and DeSantis has declined to ask for Trump’s endorsement, so that could be something to watch as the 2024 GOP primary nears.
There have been other candidates mentioned as well, such as former Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), former South Carolina Governor and United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, seem to have intentions of running for President in 2024; they have all made trips to what’s traditionally the first primary state, Iowa.
Also, rumors have swirled about former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan potentially joining the race. Some reports says GOP donors and insiders are favoring DeSantis in a 2024 White House bid, although DeSantis has continuously said he is focusing on his 2022 gubernatorial race.
It remains to be seen how the field will shape up–if Trump announces his run before the other candidates, and if some candidates hesitate to enter the race if Trump decides to run. Once the November midterms have ended, it will all be apparent.