Will former President Donald Trump make another bid for the White House in 2024?
According to the Washington Examiner, one former adviser to Trump just revealed that the answer to that question could be significantly impacted by Republicans’ performance in the 2022 midterm elections.
“One thing that will stop him”
The comments came from Sebastian Gorka, who said in a recent interview with GB News that he recently met up with Trump and, based on the meeting, expects for the former president to mount another White House campaign.
“I saw the president recently in New York. Before I went to see him, I told everybody on my radio show, ‘I give it a 95% chance that he’s running,'” he said, according to the Examiner. After the visit, “I said ‘99.9%.'”
But a small hiccup might just throw a wrench in those plans. “There’s only one thing that will stop him: If we don’t crush the Democrats in the midterm elections next year,” Gorka said.
“[Trump] can’t be at the mercy of impeachment again,” the former White House adviser added, referencing two failed attempts by Democrats in Congress to both impeach and convict the president.
“He has to have the House and the Senate behind him,” Gorka insisted, according to the Examiner.
Trump on the ticket?
The comments put Gorka on a growing list of Trump insiders who have expressed confidence that Trump will seek the U.S. presidency again in 2024.
The former president remains popular as ever among GOP voters; a number of recent polls show him dominating hypothetical 2024 match-ups and blowing potential Republican challengers, like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), out of the water.
Add to this the fact that Trump has been fundraising like crazy, and it’s clear that all the pieces are in place for another White House run. The only thing we don’t have is an official announcement from the man himself.
While the former president has suggested that supporters will be “very happy” with his decision, he isn’t expected to make the final call until after November 2022.
“I am certainly thinking about it and we’ll see,” Trump told Fox News last month. “I think a lot of people will be very happy, frankly, with the decision, and probably will announce that after the midterms.”