Former President Donald Trump plans to resume his MAGA rallies and said on Wednesday, April 28, that he would decide whether or not he will run for president again after the 2022 midterm elections.
The 45th President announced that the famously fervent Make America Great Again protests would resume as early as next month, with the aim of winning the midterm election for those candidates he has endorsed.
“It will definitely be different in terms of the setup, but we got really good at planning these events in 2020, so we will probably use a lot of those same vendors again,” a person close to The 45th President reportedly told national media.
Trump also stated that shortly after the 2022 midterm elections, he would make a formal announcement about his intention to run for President a third time in 2024.
“I think probably the most appropriate time would be right after the ’22 election, that’s my opinion,” he said.
“I could do it sooner, but I think right after the election would be good—especially if you have a good election,“
“Now I am not sure if you didn’t have a good election, I’m not sure that that wouldn’t be good also, if you want to know the truth,” he added.
Despite a concerted media effort to tarnish Trump’s image among voters, Trump’s approval ratings have been “very high,” and “Nobody’s seen anything more positive,” he said.
In a recent CPAC 2021 straw poll, Trump won an impressive 55 percent of the vote, with only potential challenger Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis getting double digits at 21 percent. Mike Pence, who was mentioned by influential establishment figures as a possible frontrunner in 2024, won just 1% of the vote.
Trump insisted that his post-White House life is still “very political” in an interview with podcast host Dan Bongino, implying that he has not left politics.
“It’s a different kind of life, but still very political because of the endorsements. Everyone comes and they all want the endorsement, more than they’ve ever wanted an endorsement,”
“It’s never been an endorsement that’s meant so much, which is an honor to me.” He added, “It means victory.”
In the interview, Trump said that President Biden has messed up the U.S.–Mexico border and that the administration’s push to increase corporate taxes would drive businesses to move to more tax-friendly countries.
Trump said that Biden is receiving praise for the work he did to develop coronavirus (CCP Virus) vaccines quickly. Americans “would probably never have had a vaccine” if it weren’t for his leadership, Trump insisted, suggesting that others purposely postponed the vaccine rollout to affect his election chances.
Trump also repeated his accusations about widespread election fraud in 2020, allegations that led Big Tech companies to censor him in the months since the 2020 election.
The 45th President previously said in a wide-ranging interview with his daughter-in-law, Laura Trump, that his rallies will return “relatively soon” to give Americans “hope” for the future.