Former President Donald Trump said again this weekend that he would likely make another White House run in 2024, according to a speech to Republican donors obtained by The Washington Post.
“We did it twice and we’ll do it again, we’re going to be doing it again a third time” -Trump on 2024 rerun
Trump spoke at length in the New Orleans Four Seasons hotel, saying that he won in 2020. Bipartisan local, state, and federal officials, even Trump-appointed judges and Trump’s own attorney general and Department of Homeland Security leaders, say there was no widespread fraud or irregularities impacting the race won by President Joe Biden.
“We’ve already won two presidential elections,” Trump claimed without presenting evidence of a second victory. “And now I feel obligated that we have to really look strongly at doing it again. We will be looking at it very strongly. We have to do it. We have to do it .”
Trump’s comments mirrored those from his speech a few weeks ago at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “In November 2024, they will find out like never before,” Trump told the Orlando crowd last month. “We did it twice and we’ll do it again, we’re going to be doing it again a third time.”
Biden desperately tries to regain favor with Americans
Biden has faced decreased approval ratings since taking office in 2021, with the COVID-19 pandemic, Afghanistan withdrawal, and rising inflation often cited by pollsters as leading concerns among voters.
The White House points to millions of jobs gained over the last year and Biden’s signature of a bipartisan infrastructure package, a bill that should see at least $9 billion go toward various important projects.
Biden’s approval rating may have seen a bounce since his State of the Union address last week, with NPR reporting that a strong majority of Americans, including Republicans, support his tough sanctions on Russia over President Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine.
Trump rains hellfire on McConnell
Amid the run-up to the 2022 midterms, Trump on Saturday continued his practice of roasting several establishment Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, whom he painted as insufficiently loyal to him.“We’re doing great as a party,” he argued.
“The Republican Party is now a fighting party. We are now a winning party. We are never going back to what it was before. It was heading in the wrong direction.” The former president also weighed in on Russia’s attack on Ukraine, a former Soviet republic that’s been independent since 1991.
”We sit back and watch”- Trump on possible Russia-China diplomatic alliance against the US
“And then we say, China did it, we didn’t do it, China did it, and then they start fighting with each other and we sit back and watch,” he added. The crowd of about 250 donors laughed, the Post reported.
Trump, who in 2007 wrote to Putin to congratulate him for being named TIME Magazine’s “Man of the Year” — “I am a big fan of yours!” Trump wrote — claimed the Kremlin leader would not have invaded his sovereign neighbor if he still sat in the White House.
Trump spoke at length in the New Orleans Four Seasons hotel, reiterating the claim that he won in 2020. Bipartisan local, state, and federal officials, even Trump-appointed judges and Trump’s own attorney general and Department of Homeland Security leaders, say there was no widespread fraud or irregularities impacting the race won by President Joe Biden.