The $64,000 question in politics remains: Will former President Donald Trump make another run for the White House in 2024?
According to the New York Post, the 45th president once again hinted — strongly — at that possibility as he took the stage Saturday night at a massive rally in the key election state of Iowa, insisting to a cheering crowd of thousands that “we’re going to take America back.”
Trump’s appearance in the bellwether state marks his first return since the 2020 election campaign season, further fueling speculation that he’s more ready than ever before to take a shot at winning back the White House.
President Joe Biden, currently suffering in the polls after a string of what seems like never-ending failures on key issues, has provided Trump with plenty of ammunition to make a case that America is definitely on the wrong track.
During the massive rally, which was held at the State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, the former president held nothing back as he excoriated the Biden administration.
“As disastrous as the Biden administration has been, no one can blame the great state of Iowa, because boy we did really — we did really good here,” he said, referencing his 2020 win over Biden in the key political state. “Iowa, what a place.”
The audience of Iowa Trump supporters were especially excited at Trump’s unveiling of a potential 2024 campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again, Again,” Trump said, which elicited intense cheers and approval from the large crowd.
In addition to bashing the current administration, Trump allotted plenty of time expressing his grievances with the results of the 2020 election. He also urged Iowans to vote in the 2022 midterm elections to give Republicans the majority in both chambers of Congress.
It’s no surprise why Trump chose to come back to Iowa, as his polling in the state — a state that plays a key role in nearly every presidential election — is looking impressive, especially compared to Biden.
While in office, Trump had roughly a 48% approval rating in the state, but post-presidency, his numbers have soared, now garnering a 53% approval rating.
In the same Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa poll, President Biden is not doing well, at all, as he only has a 37% approval rating and a humiliating 61% disapproval rating.
Only time will tell if and when Trump formally announces his intentions to run for office once again, but given the sheer amount of hints he’s dropped over the past few months, it seems like it would be a safe bet that he will.