- Donald Trump has given another hint that he may run for the presidency again in 2024.
- He told Nigel Farage in an interview on GB News: “If you love the country you have no choice.”
- Many of Trump’s former aides have speculated that Trump won’t ultimately run for fear of losing.
Donald Trump has dropped another hint that he will run again for the presidency in 2024, telling a British broadcaster that he could be tempted to give up his more relaxed current lifestyle because “if you love the country you have no choice.”
GB News host Nigel Farage asked Trump in an interview aired Wednesday: “Why would a man who’s got all the things you’ve got — great family, wonderful life, you’re fit, you’re looking fit— why on earth would you consider going back into that hell again?”
Trump said in response: “So I love our country […] If you love the country you have no choice. It’s not a question, this is a wonderful beautiful life. But I liked that too because I was helping people. That’s why I did it. And I think you’ll be happy in the future too.”
—GB News (@GBNEWS) December 2, 2021
Later in the interview, he referenced next year’s mid-term elections and the next presidential race, saying: “I think we’re going to have a very big 2022 and an even bigger 2024.”
Trump has repeatedly indicated since leaving the White House in January that he is considering seeking the Republican nomination in the next presidential election.
He has also continued to push baseless claims of widespread election fraud in last year’s election, which he has falsely claimed he won.
Several of his former aides have speculated that he will not ultimately seek the Republican candidacy because he fears losing for a second time.
John Kelly, his longest-serving chief of staff, told the Atlantic: “He will not run. And the reason is he simply cannot be seen as a loser.”
Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney, made the same prediction last week. Cohen said he believed Trump was continuing to entertain the prospect of another run to continue “grifting” money from his supporters.
The former president also boasted to Farage of the number of Republican candidates seeking his endorsement, saying: “What’s happening is everyone wants [my] endorsements, it’s become very important.”
“When I leave here right now, I’ve got four candidates that want an endorsement,” he said.