(RepublicanWire.org) – Trump has been laying the groundwork for a 2024 campaign. He already has been hosting rallies across the country and announcing endorsements. Trump’s health and how the midterms elections play out are two key factors in a possible 2024 run.
People close to the former president revealed Trump is heavily leaning towards running again.
“If the Republicans take the House and the Senate, Donald Trump will run. If we take the House OR the Senate, Donald Trump will strongly consider running. If we take neither of them, he will not run,” a person familiar with Trump’s thinking said.
President Joe Biden is a key player in Trump’s 2024 plans.
“If Biden really does run again, Trump’s running without question,” a former senior Trump administration official said.
Trump is more likely to run if the current president continues on what’s viewed as a disastrous path.
“I think he’s [Trump] going to be looking to exploit a very unpopular president,” the person familiar with the Trump team’s thinking predicted.
“The nomination is his if he wants it,” a former Trump official suggested.
If Trump decides to run, there are reports that is he is considering New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik to be his vice presidential nominee.
“There is a part of Trump who thinks he needs a female VP. He definitely likes her, likely because of how effusive she is to him,” a Trump advisor told CNN.
“President Trump thinks very highly of Elise Stefanik,” Chris Ruddy, a longtime friend of Trump, told the outlet. “She has been talked about in circles close to him as a potential vice presidential.”
Stefanik is the third-ranking Republican in the House and chair of the House Republican. Stefanik replaced Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney as the chair of the House Republican Conference after Cheney was voted out of the position.
Alex DeGrasse, a senior adviser to Stefanik said, “Congresswoman Stefanik is 100% focused on serving New York’s 21st Congressional District and as House Republican Conference Chair helping lead the efforts to take back the House in 2022 to fire Nancy Pelosi once and for all to save America.”
Time will tell who will run for the republican candidate in 2024. Others who are rumored to run are Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, as well as former Vice President Mike Pence.