At the moment, he has not yet made a final decision on this matter and is waiting for a convenient moment to announce it, Politico writes.
The former American Republican leader Donald Trump will participate in the next presidential race in 2024, but at the moment, he has not yet made a final decision on this matter and is waiting for a convenient moment to announce it; his entourage is sure. This was reported on Tuesday by the newspaper Politico, citing sources close to Trump and members of the U.S. Republican Party.
According to the publication, the former president has recently noticeably strengthened his presence in the media space. His staff has stepped up fundraising and started placing more and more political ads attacking the incumbent Democrat Joe Biden. According to the publication sources, the decline in Biden’s ratings against the background of the worsening situation with the spread of the coronavirus and what happened in Afghanistan strengthened Trump’s interest in participating in the elections. “He hasn’t really decided, but we all think that he will participate,” one of the sources said, noting that Trump is waiting for the most convenient moment.
According to the newspaper, Republican Congressman Jim Jordan (from Ohio), who is considered one of the most active supporters of the former owner of the White House, also expressed confidence that Trump intends to participate in the next presidential race. “I know about this [that Trump will participate in the election]. I spoke to him yesterday. He is almost ready to announce this after all this madness in Afghanistan, ” Politico quotes him as saying, noting that when Jordan said this, he was videotaped without his knowledge by Democratic activists who managed to get into one of the closed meetings of the Republicans.
Meanwhile, Trump’s former adviser and press secretary, Jason Miller, is confident that the former president will again participate in the elections by 99%-100%. “I think that he is absolutely participating in the 2024 elections. We had a good conversation last night,” he said, also stressing that Trump has not yet made a final decision.
The results of a public opinion poll published last week by Emerson College, a private university located in Boston (Massachusetts), indicated that Trump, against the background of the situation in Afghanistan, could win over the current head of the American administration Biden if new elections were organized. According to these data, Trump would be ahead of Biden by one percentage point – 47% against 46%.
On February 28, during a speech at the conference of conservative circles of the United States in Orlando (Florida), Trump admitted that he could again take part in the struggle for the post of head of state. He also expressed confidence that the Republican candidate will win the fight for the White House.