While his tens of millions of supporters and virtually every reporter in the country would love to know for sure if former President Donald Trump will make another run for the White House in 2024, the 45th president seems to be pondering alternatives.
According to the Washington Examiner, during a visit to New York City to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that took down the World Trade Center in 2001, Trump met with a group of police officers, one of which asked the president about the possibility of running to become mayor of The Big Apple.
While some in the group of officers, including Trump, chuckled at the prospect, what the president said next was enough to generate headlines.
“Well, that’s an interesting question,” the former president responded. “I would love that. We could straighten it out. I’d say, ‘Fellas, good luck, go to town.’ They’d be announcing in one week, ‘There’s no crime in this city.'”
First responders love him
While President Joe Biden has yet to appear at a gathering where people applaud his presence, the former president has no trouble on that front, as he’s warmly greeted virtually anywhere he shows up, including in New York City.
That was evidenced on Saturday as firemen and police officers cheered when Trump dropped in for a surprise visit, with many lining up to pose with the 45th president for a quick photo op.
SCOOP: NY firefighters break out in applause as President Trump makes surprise visit today pic.twitter.com/FBEhLxBbnf
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 11, 2021
Countless firemen and police officers proudly shook the president’s hand during the visit, and it shouldn’t be surprising, as Trump has long championed the first responder community.
What’s his future hold?
While anything’s possible, given how much time is between now and the 2024 presidential election, the safest bet is likely the one where Trump makes another run for the White House.
A number of his advisers and closest surrogates have hinted in recent months that the former president seems to be leaning toward recapturing his old job.
According to a report from The Hill in May, the former president indicated that his supporters will be “very happy” when it comes time for him to announce whether or not he’ll make another run.
“As you know, it’s very early. But I think people are going to be very, very happy when I make a certain announcement,” Trump said at the time.