Trump said ‘we’re going to win back the White House in 2024’ but that he hopes he won’t ‘have to be a candidate’

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President Donald Trump addresses the crowd at a rally for U.S. Senators Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., who are both facing runoff elections Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Valdosta, Ga.

  • President Donald Trump teased a 2024 presidential run during a rally in Georgia on Saturday.
  • “We’re going to take back the House in 2022,” Trump said. “And then in 2024, and hopefully I won’t have to be a candidate, we’re going to win back the White House again.”
  • Trump was campaigning on behalf of GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, who are competing in the Senate runoff election next month against Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.
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President Donald Trump teased a 2024 presidential run during a rally in Georgia on Saturday.

Trump was campaigning on behalf of GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, who are competing in the Senate runoff election next month against Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.

The president urged the crowd to vote and earn a victory for the Republicans, before turning to his own political prospects.

“And then we are going to win back the White House,” he said, sowing doubt over the 2020 election, which was won by President-elect Joe Biden. “And we’re going to take back the House in 2022,” he said, referring to the House of Representatives where Democrats currently have the majority.

“And then in 2024, and hopefully I won’t have to be a candidate, we’re going to win back the White House again,” Trump said.

Enough states have certified their election results to secure Biden’s victory in the presidential race, however Trump has not conceded the election.

 

He and his allies have contested the results, mounting legal challenges in swing states and spreading unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud that courts and public officials have so far found meritless.

“I don’t want to wait until 2024,” Trump said in reference to his pursuit of a second term. “I want to go back three weeks.”

Trump has reportedly been telling allies that he is planning a run in 2024, though publicly the president has not accepted defeat in the 2020 election.

The Daily Beast also reported sources close to the president said he is planning a 2024 campaign event for the same day as Biden’s inauguration.

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‘If I lost, I’d be a very gracious loser,’ Trump said during a rally where he falsely claimed he won an election that he lost

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President Donald Trump attends a rally in support of Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) on December 05, 2020 in Valdosta, Georgia.

  • During a rally in Georgia on Saturday where President Donald Trump claimed he won an election that he lost, he said, “If I lost, I’d be a very gracious loser.”
  • The president was campaigning on behalf of Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, who are facing Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in the runoff election next month.
  • Enough states have certified their election results to give President-elect Joe Biden the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the White House.
  • Trump has refused to concede the election, instead mounting legal challenges and spreading unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud.
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During a rally in Georgia on Saturday where President Donald Trump claimed he won an election that he lost, he said, “If I lost, I’d be a very gracious loser.”

The president was campaigning on behalf of Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, who are facing Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in the runoff election next month.

Trump began his remarks by falsely claiming he won Georgia in the presidential race, but the state has already certified its election results, declaring President-elect Joe Biden the winner.

He also repeated many of his unsubstantiated claims about widespread voter fraud, falsely claiming that he won the presidential election.

“If I lost, I would say I lost, and I’d go to Florida and I’d take it easy,” Trump said.

 

“But you can’t ever accept when they steal and rake and rob,” he said, referring to his unproven fraud claims.

Trump has refused to concede the election, even after enough states have certified their results to give Biden the 270 electoral college votes he needs to win the White House.

Trump and his allies have continued to contest the results, filing a flurry of lawsuits in swing states. They have lost the vast majority of their legal challenges, with some still pending.

“You know I thought we were going to easily win,” Trump said. “Instead I probably worked harder in the last three weeks than I ever have in my life.”

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