Democrats and RINOs who simply want Donald Trump to just go away are in for a rude awakening: The simple truth is, he’s not going anywhere.
We already know that he’s building a war chest through his Save America PAC, which began 2021 with $31 million in the bank.
But now he has once again left open the distinct possibility that he’ll throw his hat into the GOP ring again in 2024.
In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, Trump said he is taking a wait-and-see approach for the time being and would know more after the 2022 midterms.
President Trump says he'll make a decision about running again in 2024 after the midterms:
"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
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 16, 2021
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“We will make our decision after that,” he said when asked about a third run for what would be his second term.
“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 see what we can do with the House,” Trump said, a reference to whether the Republicans can close the narrow gap and retake the Speaker’s gavel away from Nancy Pelosi.
“I got involved, I worked very hard, I made tremendous amounts of meetings, speeches, and teleconferences and everything else,” the former president continued, adding that he believes his contributions led to all Republican incumbents winning their races while the GOP flipped 15 seats from Democrats.
“I think we have a chance of taking back the House, I think we have a chance to do better in the Senate,” he added, where the GOP and Democrats each hold 50 seats, though Vice President Kamala Harris is the tiebreaker for votes.
Trump also touted the fact that under his policies the border was being controlled and secured — it isn’t now — and the U.S. became energy independent for the first time in decades, while oil and gas prices have been rising since Joe Biden took office after his energy production-killing executive orders.
As for the Save America PAC, Trump plans on using it as a financial vehicle to take on RINOs and Republicans who voted to impeach him and convict him, the first one being Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming.
“The more money [Trump] stacks up in his committee, the greater his grip will remain on many elected Republicans who will fear those resources could be turned against them,” Rob Stutzman, a Republican consultant, told Politico.
Fox Business Network added:
The PAC so far has targeted Liz Cheney, one of 10 House Republicans who recently voted to impeach Trump.
A poll it commissioned found that nearly three-quarters of GOP voters and more than 60% of all voters in Cheney’s home state of Wyoming now have an unfavorable view of the congresswoman, reports say.
Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told Fox News in November that “the president always planned to [fundraise], win or lose, so he can support candidates and issues he cares about, such as combating voter fraud.”
During Trump’s well-received speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference last month, he suggested he would consider running again in 2024 to beat Democrats “a third time.”
He also touted his accomplishments and blasted the Biden administration’s policies.