Trump Promises to Announce 2024 Decision after Midterm Elections
'First steps first, we have to see what we can do with the House'
President Donald Trump has revealed he is considering running for the presidency in 2024 and promises he will announce his decision once the midterm elections are finished.
The 45th president says his priorities, for now, are ensuring that Republicans take back control of the House and the Senate from the Democrats.
Trump made the comments during an interview on Fox News Tuesday.
"Will you run again, Mr. President?" host Maria Bartiromo asked.
"Are you considering 2024?"
"Well based on every poll, they want me to run again, but we're going to take a look and we'll see," he said.
"First steps first, we have to see what we can do with the House," Trump added.
"I think we have a very, very good chance of taking back the House," he noted, pointing to gains Republicans made in the lower chamber of Congress in the last elections.
"I think we have a chance to do better in the Senate," Trump said.
"We need leadership in the Senate, which frankly, we don't have."
Trump indicated he would make his decision about running again following the 2022 midterms.
"We'll make our decision after that," he said.
President Trump says he'll make a decision about running again in 2024 after the midterms:— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 16, 2021
"Based on every poll, they want me to run again but we're gonna take a look and we'll see. First step's first, we have to take back the House." pic.twitter.com/ulX40enJzh
Trump would not reveal his 2024 plans during his appearance last month on the Newsmax TV segment “Greg Kelly Reports,” but said the poll numbers still show that Americans support him.
“I won’t say yet, but we have tremendous support,” Trump told Newsmax.
"And I’m looking at poll numbers [that] are through the roof."
Trump said any hope that impeachment would relegate him to political limbo has effectively failed.
“I’m the only guy who gets impeached and my numbers go up,” Trump said.
“Figure that one out.
“Let’s say somebody gets impeached, typically your numbers would go down.
"They would go down like a lead balloon.”
But after the Senate acquitted Trump on the charge of inciting an insurrection during the Jan. 6 Capitol incursion, the opposite happened, according to Trump.
“The numbers are very good; they’re very high; I think they’re higher than they were before the election, and they were high at the election,” President Trump added.
“They like the job — we did a great job.”