It was undoubtedly the most pressing political question of the moment, and we’re about to learn the answer: Has Donald Trump decided to run for President again in 2024?
The speculation has been rampant in recent days, with Trump’s status as the obvious frontrunner begin to waver ever so slightly. The former President has some competition gearing up, particularly as polls continue to show Florida Governor Ron DeSantis gaining ground as a possible 2024 candidate.
Trump, seeking to hopefully quell any hopes that any usurpers might have, has made a rather major announcement this week.
So will Donald Trump run for president in 2024? Two stories out Thursday suggest it’s a very safe bet that he will. The one getting the most attention is in New York, in which Trump talks to Olivia Nuzzi about the contest.
Decided: Initially, Trump couches his words, saying, “I feel very confident that, if I decide to run, I’ll win.” But when Nuzzi presses him on what would tilt him in favor of running, he responds, “Well, in my own mind, I’ve already made that decision, so nothing factors in anymore. In my own mind, I’ve already made that decision.”
Elaborating: Nuzzi writes that Trump then “couldn’t help himself” on revealing more. “I would say my big decision will be whether I go before or after,” he said. “You understand what that means?” When Nuzzi says, “midterms,” he repeats it after her. “Do I go before or after? That will be my big decision.”
Trump was already reportedly eyeing a September announcement, but many advisers have been telling the former President to wait until after the midterms.