Trump on 2024 Decision: Supporters Will Be ‘Very Happy’

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 01: US President Donald Trump speaks to the media after signing a bill for border funding in the Oval Office at the White House on July 1, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Source: Epoch Times, BY ZACHARY STIEBER, May 5, 2021

Former President Donald Trump in a new interview said his supporters will be pleased when asked about the possibility of running in 2024.

“The answer is I’m absolutely enthused. I look forward to doing an announcement at the right time. As you know, it’s very early, but I think people are going to be very, very happy when I make a certain announcement,” Trump told The Daily Wire’s Candace Owens in an interview released late Tuesday.

“And, you know, for campaign finance reasons, you really can’t do it too early, because it becomes a whole different thing. Otherwise, I’d give you an answer that I think you’d be very happy with,” he added. “All I’d say is: stay tuned.”

Campaign finance laws strictly delineate how official candidates can handle money and require quarterly disclosure of all funds raised.

Trump has regularly teased a third presidential run, but is planning to hold off on announcing his decision until after the 2022 midterm elections, he has said.

Republicans believe they can flip the House of Representatives and the Senate next year before getting the White House back, though Democrats are confident in their ability to maintain control of all three.

The 2024 Republican field would change dramatically with Trump’s inclusion. Because of his popularity among GOP voters, he would instantly become the favorite to win the party’s nomination. But if he decides against running again, he would position himself as a kingmaker whose endorsement could easily lead to a win for a new candidate, such as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis or Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.).

Owens, a strong supporter of Trump, floated her name as a possible vice presidential candidate in the event he does run for a third time.

“That’s very interesting. Wow, what a good choice. That would be fantastic,” Trump responded. “You would be fantastic. And you know, I really appreciate the job you do. And everybody does.”

Owens released several clips from the interview but the full back-and-forth is for subscribers only.

She launched the new show in March. She said it would be “uplifting, funny, political.”

Previous interviews have included podcast host Dave Rubin, UFC President Dana White, and former baseball player Aubrey Huff.

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