Donald Trump is on the move already planning to hold rallies as he launches his 2024 presidential run.
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Evidently undeterred by his election loss in November...
The former president has been pretty vocal with his plans to re-run for president in 2024.
It all started when Trump appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February where he gave his first speech since leaving office.
He first addressed the rumors about starting a new political party, saying:
"I am not starting a new party. That was fake news. We're not starting new parties. You know, they kept saying, 'He's going to start a brand new party.' We have the Republican Party. It's going to unite and be stronger than ever before."
He then dropped his first hint at re-running for president.
"Who knows. I may decide to beat them for a third time," he said, adding that he "may" decide to run.
Speaking about the "incredible journey," he added that "it is far from over."
"We will be victorious and America will be stronger and greater than ever before."
Of course, many took Trump's ambitious comments with a pinch of salt...
Trump, after having been defeated in a fucking landslide, costing Republicans the House and Senate, and doing about… https://t.co/RfAZNr0Tab— Arefké: GET VACCINATED! (@Arefké: GET VACCINATED!)1616028447.0
Because surely he won't be running for president again... Right?
President Biden doesn't seem to think so, anyway.
President Biden is asked if he believes he'll be running against Donald Trump in 2024: "Oh, come on. I don't even… https://t.co/poHea8zCrE— CBS News (@CBS News)1616695853.0
When asked recently about the prospect of a Trump 2024 campaign, Biden had simply scoffed at the idea, saying:
"Oh, come on. I don't even think about it - I have no idea. I have no idea if there will be a Republican Party. Do you?"
Well, Trump has reiterated his desire to return to the White House once again.
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In his first interview on-camera interview since his historic defeat, Trump was quizzed by his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, about his plans for the future.
Of course, people from both sides of the political spectrum have had a lot to say about it.
Despite many who say otherwise, assuming he is not in prison or on trial, I think there is a significant chance that disgraced former President Donald Trump will run in 2024 and try to ride the big lie and nationwide voter suppression right back to The White House.— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) May 13, 2021
Senator Bill Cassidy. I plan to vote for Donald Trump in the 2024 Presidential Election.— TheLeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) May 13, 2021
Donald Trump in 2024— math prof (@mathematicsprof) May 9, 2021
"If you’re looking for a nightmare scenario where Donald Trump is miraculously (re)elected in 2024, this could be it." https://t.co/71CNrYAn2T— SueS (@sues711) May 14, 2021
If we ignore Donald Trump, we ignore the grip he has on the GOP. That will cost us in 2022 and 2024. It is the party of Trump. He owns them all, and the ones he doesn’t are purged and booed.— Kimberley Johnson (@AuthorKimberley) May 7, 2021
Honestly, I don't think that Donald Trump is going to be alive by the time that 2024 rolls around.— Petefied (@SaintFiedler) May 14, 2021
Conservatives have become some of the most happiest people. Knowing that the job reports have been very weak. And Donald Trump might win in 2024. And GOP is definitely getting majority in 2022— the most based politician ever (@notacommie6969) May 8, 2021
Trump opened the interview by criticizing Biden's first 2 months in power after Lara asked about the debut White House press conference last month...
"Well I think the press conference is probably the least of it," he told his daughter-in-law. "People saw a lot of things happening long-prior to the press conference - and even the trip up the stairs - up and down, 3 times - there are a lot of things going on, so we'll see what happens."
"I hope he's in good shape, I hope he's okay for the sake of the country."
But the real fuss came when he was asked whether his supporters could hope on him running for president again.
With an aura of slight smugness, he replied:
"You do have hope, that I can tell you, you do have hope. We love our country, this country, we all owe a lot to our country, but now we have to help our country."
And now it seems as though he's ready to get on with it...
The New York Post reported that the former president will start holding rallies again next month and the month after.
A source told the outlet that 2 rallies were being planned for June, while another possibility of a third around July 4th.
And he has the support of some important Republican lawmakers including Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, and Sen. Lindsey Graham.
However, others like Sen. Mitt Romney have criticized the president and his actions.
But Romney was booed by his fellow GOP members and even called a "traitor."
We'll just have to wait and see...
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