Trump says he’d win the Republican nomination for president ‘very easily’ if he decides to run in 2024
Former President Donald Trump on Friday said he’d easily win the GOP nomination if he runs in the 2024 presidential election.
“I think if I run, I’ll get it,” he said on a Fox Business appearance. “Look, I have a 94, 95 percent, even in the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference), I had a 98 percent approval rating. So if I decide to run, I’ll get it very easily.”
“Most people have said if I run, they won’t run against me so I think that’s good,” he added.
Trump hasn’t announced a formal run for the 2024 election yet, but he’s been teasing a potential bid since at least now President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Biden has said concretely that he plans to run for reelection in 2024.
Trump has been testing the waters for a potential run. A confidential memo obtained by Politico found that his team had polled five key states to gauge whether they’d vote for him over Biden. The states — Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — gave Biden a critical Electoral College edge that denied Trump a second term in office, Insider’s John Dorman reported. The polls showed that Trump led in each of the five swing states.