Former President Donald Trump told New York Magazine on Thursday that his decision on running in 2024 has been made, and that it is simply a matter of time before he makes the announcement.
Trump made the remarks after a weekend during which he held a rally in Alaska in support of Sarah Palin and Kelly Tshibaka, candidates for the House and respectively. When asked what would factor into a decision to run again or not, Trump responded “in my own mind, I’ve already made that decision, so nothing factors in anymore.”
While he wouldn’t directly give a yes or no, Trump heavily alluded to the fact that he would be on the ballot, and that he was strategizing as to what would be the best timing for an announcement, according to New York Magazine.
“Do I go before or after? That will be my big decision,” Trump told New York Magazine in reference to the 2022 midterms. “I just think that there are certain assets to before. Let people know. I think a lot of people would not even run if I did that because, if you look at the polls, they don’t even register.”
“We may have to do it again.”
— Newsmax (@newsmax) July 10, 2022
Trump also downplayed friction between him and Republican Florida Gov. Ron Desantis, but cited polling that he would handily defeat DeSantis. (RELATED: Trump Makes His Return To DC For The First Time Since Leaving Office)
The former president made very similar comments about having “made a decision” to former CNN journalist Rebecca Buck in 2015, just a month before he announced his candidacy, Buck pointed out in a tweet.
“I’ve already in my own mind very much made my decision,” Trump said at the time.
Trump did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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