Since former President Donald Trump left the White House last month, there has been plenty of speculation regarding whether he would ever mount another bid for a second term.
While Trump has yet to confirm or deny any such plans, one of his top aides has indicated that the “fire” and passion among the ex-president his supporters is enough to warrant a comeback campaign.
“Ready to go and jump back into it”
Of course, Jason Miller also acknowledged that no “formal decision” has yet been made for a 2024 White House bid.
Miller, who served as a top adviser for Trump’s 2016 and 2020 campaigns, addressed the issue during a recent interview on Newsmax TV. He wasted no time on Friday morning addressing the prospect of his former boss attempting to reclaim the presidency ahead of the next election cycle.
Noting that the 2024 race is “definitely a long way off,” he cited his own daily conversations with the ex-president in asserting that “the fire is there.”
Miller went on to speculate that “if the election was next week,” Trump would likely “be ready to go and jump back into it, but there’s no formal decision that’s been made yet.”
That being said, he told host Rob Finnerty that Trump appears to be “very concerned” about the state of the nation thus far in “this first month, month and a half of the Biden presidency.”
“You know where my preference would lie”
Finnerty noted the potential for as many as four Florida Republicans throwing their hat in the ring in roughly three years. In addition to Trump, he mentioned Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott as possible contenders.
“Well, of course, you know where my preference would lie, and that would be for President Trump to go ahead and run again in 2024,” Miller responded with a smile. “We’ll see, as it’s a ways off.”
Nevertheless, he offered praise for each of the other men the host named, declaring that each of them would likely have unique roles to play in the years to come.
Meanwhile, Trump himself has been coy in response to questions about a possible 2024 White House run, including during his own Newsmax TV interview earlier this week. In that on-air appearance, host Greg Kelly was persistent in attempting to elicit a definitive response from his guest.
“It’s too early to say, but I see a lot of great polls out there,” Trump responded, later adding: “I won’t say yet, but I have tremendous support, and I’m looking at poll numbers that are through the roof. … I’m the only guy who gets impeached and my numbers go up.”