Former President Donald Trump has made clear his intention to run for President of the United States again after being rejected at the polls in 2020.
Trump told supporters at an Iowa rally on Thursday, “In order to make our nation successful, safe, and wonderful, I will very, very, very possibly do it again.”
“We’re going to reclaim America, and most importantly, we’re going to reclaim our wonderful White House in 2024,” he stated in Sioux City. “Prepare yourself. That’s all I’m saying. Prepare yourself as soon as possible.”
On Thursday, multiple US news agencies reported that Trump intends to publicly announce his presidential run following next week’s US midterm elections. According to Axios, CNN, and the New York Times, an announcement might come as soon as November 14.
When addressing his supporters in Iowa, which holds the first primary during presidential election cycles, Trump repeated his unsubstantiated assertions of widespread electoral fraud.
If Trump decides to run for re-election, he will almost certainly face competition from some of his most fervent supporters, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley, Trump’s former UN envoy. Former Vice President Mike Pence, who has feuded with Trump since the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot, may potentially run for President.
President Joe Biden has stated his intention to run for re-election, despite the fact that he would be 81 by the start of his second term. Biden is already the oldest person to be elected President of the United States.