Former President Donald Trump has gradually re-entered the political arena in the months since he left office, fueling endless speculation regarding whether he is gearing up for another White House bid.
While he has yet to confirm it publicly, one insider recently said that Trump has privately told allies over dinner that he is planning to seek revenge against his political foes with a 2024 presidential campaign.
“Three years to go”
According to the source, identified as a former Republican National Committee official, at least three friends of the ex-president have spoken to him and walked away convinced that he is gearing up to seek a second term in the White House.
“I have three friends who’ve had dinner with him in the last couple of months,” the individual said. “All three reported that his current plans are to run for president in 2024.”
Of course, the source acknowledged that there are still “three years to go” and whether Trump actually throws his hat in the ring remains to be seen.
“But he’s telling people that,” the individual said.
One former Trump adviser echoed that expectation, insisting that everyone in Trump’s orbit already assumes another presidential campaign is a done deal.
“As of now he is running”
“All the people I talk to who deal with him directly think as of now he is running,” that source explained.
In light of Trump’s recent public appearances and statements, news of his interest in another White House bid might not be surprising. He has resurrected his signature campaign-style rallies and is still focused on the disputed outcome of November’s presidential race, suggesting he is looking for payback.
Trump has weighed in on a number of current events, attracting media attention even without his massive Twitter following. In statements and speeches alike, he has taken on President Joe Biden, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and other political foes.
His indefinite or permanent suspension from multiple social media platforms could hinder a future presidential campaign.