Former President Donald Trump has been publicly toying with the idea of launching another White House bid in 2024, though no definitive announcements have yet been made.
Still, according to the Washington Examiner, Trump’s supporters are increasingly excited for such a campaign — and he is reportedly leaning toward throwing his hat in the ring.
The Examiner cited “growing sentiment inside Trump circles” for a third presidential run, asserting that “he is eager to accept the challenge.”
“Back for another run”
Supporters are reportedly already preparing for a possible campaign, including by posting Trump 2024 campaign flags in their yards.
One insider quoted in the Examiner piece affirmed that “the energy is still out there” and that Trump’s fans “want him back for another run.”
Others close to the former president are reportedly advising him to launch another presidential campaign, though he is not expected to make a decision until after next year’s midterm elections. Nevertheless, Trump has “lost some weight, feels good, and is engaged in current issues,” according to insiders.
He is also said to be keeping an eye on the Biden administration and its efforts to roll back his own policies, thus diminishing his legacy.
One source asserted that Trump is “getting stronger and stronger as each day passes” and that “the enthusiasm is not dwindling at all.”
“Making plans to move forward”
The latest Examiner report is not the first to signal that top aides believe Trump will run for president in 2024. During a recent interview, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows pointed to ongoing discussions about “what does come next,” referring to the upcoming midterms and the next presidential election cycle.
Speaking to Newsmax TV host Steve Cortes, Meadows explained: “I’m not authorized to speak on behalf of the president, but I can tell you this, Steve: We wouldn’t be meeting tonight if we weren’t making plans to move forward in a real way, with President Trump at the head of the ticket.”
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was more direct in asserting that Trump is “in” for a 2024 bid unless there is “something that will keep him out,” as the Examiner reported.
Polling results and fundraising efforts also seem to be shaping up in Trump’s favor. He has already raised more campaign funds than any ex-president in U.S. history, reports note, suggesting it might just be a matter of time before he pulls the trigger and announces his candidacy.