Despite having left office over four months ago, former President Donald Trump has retained a massive following within the Republican Party.
While many have expressed their hope that Trump will try and reclaim his old job in 2024, one commentator recently suggested a quicker path back to Washington.
In an interview with the former president last week, conservative radio host Wayne Allyn Root asked Trump if he would consider making a congressional run, the Washington Examiner reported.
Run for House seat
“Why not, instead of waiting for 2024, and I’m hoping you’ll run in 2024, but why not run in 2022 for the United States Congress?” Root asked. “A House seat in Florida.”
“Win big,” the host continued, predicting that Trump could lead the GOP to “a dramatic landslide victory taking the House by 50 seats.”
“And then, you become the speaker of the House, lead the impeachment of Biden, and start criminal investigations against Biden,” Root said, adding: “You’ll wipe him out for this last two years.”
“That’s so interesting,” the former president responded. “You know, it’s very interesting.” Trump said that although he had not considered a House seat, he had spoken with others about a potential Senate run.
Trump plans to resume holding rallies
Trump has kept a relatively low profile since leaving the White House in January, partly due to his having been banned from most social media platforms.
Facebook announced last week that Trump would continue to be barred from using its service for two years, at which point the company would “reassess” his status, Fox Business reported.
Still, the Republican leader has indicated that he plans to resume holding campaign-style rallies, something he spoke about with One America News in May.
“Relatively soon, we’ll be doing one in Florida. We’re gonna do one in Ohio. We’re gonna do one in Georgia. We’re gonna do one in North Carolina,” Trump told the network. “We’ll be announcing them very soon over the next week or two, and I think we’ll probably start in Florida and Ohio, and we’ll be announcing the rallies very shortly.”
On Saturday, Trump appeared at the North Carolina Republican convention, where he endorsed Rep. Ted Budd for Senate, according to Fox News.