Donald Trump said Thursday he is ‘100 percent’ considering running for president in 2024 as he previewed he could tap Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as his running mate this time around.
‘Are you thinking about running again, Mr. President, in 2024?’ Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo asked Trump in a call-in interview Thursday morning.
‘Yes, 100 percent,’ he quickly replied.
‘And the polls show that everybody wants me to do it,’ he added. ‘100 per cent I’m thinking about running and we will, I think, be very successful.’
When asked if Trump would consider running with DeSantis, he gave a glowing assessment of the Republican governor of Florida, where the former president now resides.
‘Well he’s a friend of mine,’ Trump said. ‘I endorsed Ron and after I endorsed him he took off as a rocket ship, he’s done a great job as governor.’
‘A lot of people like that – you know, I’m just saying what I read and what you read – they love that ticket. But certainly, Ron would be considered, he’s a great guy,’ the former president said.
Picking DeSantis as his running mate could be a tactical move to get a potential challenger out of the way as rumors swirl the governor is considering launching a bid himself for the White House.
Trump, a Wednesday report revealed, is preparing to restart his MAGA rallies.
He also said Wednesday in a podcast interview that he will announce if he is running for president again after the 2022 midterm races.
CNN reported Wednesday that Trump had initiated discussions with his advisers about restarting the rallies on behalf of Republican candidates he’s endorsed.
The massive events could resume as early as May – despite the prevailing threat of coronavirus.
During a podcast taping for the Dan Bongino show, Trump said the ‘appropriate time’ to announce a third presidential run would be after next year’s midterm election, as he also slammed a potential GOP primary rival, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, calling him a ‘total loser.’
‘So I’m giving it very serious consideration,’ Trump said of another presidential run.
He said the polls in his favor were ‘very positive.’
‘Nobody’s seen anything more positive,’ he continued.