Donald Trump, the president of the United States, has made one of his strongest suggestions yet that he would seek reelection.
He stated to a crowd in Sioux City, Iowa, that he will “very, very, very probably do it again” in 2024.
During his first of four rallies in five days, Mr. Trump spoke in support of Republicans running for office in next week’s midterm elections.
To turn out the vote, US Vice President Joe Biden is also traveling the nation.
Next Tuesday, American voters will decide the balance of power in the US Congress and important state governorships. Neither Mr. Biden nor Mr. Trump is on the ballot.
But ahead of the presidential race in two years, the midterm elections will shape the US political scene.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reiterated his unsubstantiated assertion that widespread election fraud caused him to lose in 2020 on Thursday night.
Even though Mr. Trump received the most votes (72 million) ever for a president in the 2020 election, he was defeated by Democrat Joe Biden, who received 81 million votes.
To organize his potential 2024 re-election campaign, Mr. Biden—who campaigned on Thursday in New Mexico and California—is said to have met with senior aides. This may set up a potential rematch with Mr. Trump.
For his part, Mr. Trump has hinted for months that he would run for president a third time.
Kellyanne Conway, Mr. Trump’s former top adviser, stated earlier on Thursday at a gathering in Washington, DC, that her former employer would “announce shortly” about his potential candidacy.
As it would have drawn attention away from Republican candidates in the midterm elections, she said she gave Mr. Trump credit for resisting the urge to make a bid for the White House already this year.
If he does run in 2024, he might face opposition from members of his party.
Former Vice President Mike Pence and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis are two potential Republican challengers.