While former President Donald Trump has been dropping hints on a 2024 run for months, he gave perhaps the strongest indication that he’s a ‘go’ during a Thursday night rally in Sioux City, Iowa.
“And now, in order to make to make our country successful, and safe, and glorious, I will very, very, very, probably do it again, okay?” he said, adding “Very, very, very probably.”
In response, the crowd erupted in chants of “Trump! Trump! Trump!”
“That’s nice, well, get ready, that’s all I’m telling you, very soon,” Trump responded, adding “Get ready.”
TRUMP: “In order to make our country successful and safe and glorious, I will very very very will probably do it again. Get ready that’s all I’m telling you — very soon.” pic.twitter.com/YPjN6O50BD
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 4, 2022
Trump was campaigning for Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Sen. Chuck Grassley, who are both up for reelection.
Axios, meanwhile, reported on Friday that Trump’s team is discussing a Nov. 14th announcement for a 2024 run, with the official announcement coinciding with the start of a multi-day series of political events.
Earlier Thursday, former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said she expected Trump to “announce soon.
As the Epoch Times notes, Trump spent a good portion of Thursday night’s rally slamming Biden as the worst president in US history.
“You could take the five worst presidents in American history and put them together, and they would not have done the damage Joe Biden has done to our nation in less than two short years,” he said.
Trump singled out a number of problems facing the United States under the Biden administration, including inflation, the fentanyl crisis, and the open border.
“Two years ago, we had the strongest southern border in American history. Now it’s the worst border, I believe, in the world,” Trump said, pointing to the record number of illegal immigrant encounters at the U.S.–Mexico border in September.