The question that has been taunting every Republican voter ever since former President Donald Trump was acquitted in the Senate last month…will he run again?
After a mixed 2020 electoral campaign, that saw him lose the White House yet still earn the highest accumulation of votes a sitting President has ever received, the question on everyone’s lips has been if he would consider another run, especially after the mixed reception President Joe Biden has received since taking office.
Ever since his appearance at the CPAC last weekend, a vast number of rumors have started to surface, suggesting that the former President could be ‘plotting’ his way to winning back the White House in 2024.
Many started to garner the belief that he was done, that his political influence was over after his election loss, however, that is far from the truth.
The Conservative Political Action Conference showed that his influence in the Republican Party is as strong as it’s ever been, with early polls suggesting that the former President will be the front runner in the Republican primaries.
As well as the polls showing support, many key figures in the party expressed their loyalty to the former President at the CPAC, including Senator Ted Cruz, who finished as the runner-up to Trump in the 2016 primary.
But who will be his running mate?
Independent journalist Jennifer Jacobs reports that sources close to the former President believe that Mike Pence will not be on the ticket, since Trump deemed that Pence had betrayed him by verifying the 2020 election results, with the relationship breakdown between the two being made public.
She also claims that advisers to Trump have suggested that he picks a black or female Republican to be on his ticket, with South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem believed to have been mentioned.
But will he actually run again?
The worst fear of every single Democrat is to see Donald Trump in the White House for another four years, which is one of the core reasons why Republicans are desperate to see that happen.
However, the man himself hasn’t publicly stated that he will definitely be running again in 2024, but one of his advisers has spoken out in public…
Jason Miller, the only member of the Trump Administration to actually address the issue publicly, has claimed that the former President has not made any decision yet regarding a run in 2024.
Instead, he suggests that Trump has his sights set on the 2022 midterms, with the sole aim of helping the Republican Party regain control of the Senate and the House, in order to frustrate President Joe Biden.
A Trump run in 2024 still remains a mystery, but he shouldn’t be ruled out just yet, as the Democrat’s worst fear is lurking right around the corner.