Former President Donald Trump spoke at another weekend rally on Saturday, this time to a raucous crowd in the town of Robstown, Texas, just outside Corpus Christi. Trump hit his usual talking points, but got a little close by hinting at a 2024 presidential election.
Trump encouraged the crowd to help create a red tide of conservatism for Republicans to take over the Senate and House of Representatives.
“This is the year we’re going to take over the House, we’re going to take over the Senate,” Trump said.
He then turned to the next presidential election.
“In 2024, we are going to take back our beautiful White House,” Trump told the crowd. It came after the former president dropped another subtle hint of possibly joining the fray.
“In order to make our country prosperous, safe and glorious again, I’ll probably have to do it again,” Trump said, prompting a standing ovation and loud chants of “USA, USA.” “But first we have to win a historic victory for the Republican Party in November.
While there has been no official announcement that Trump will run again, he indicated earlier this year that he would likely wait until after November’s midterm elections before making a statement.
Trump has continuously toured America this year not only touting his tenure and promoting candidates from state to state, but he has regularly spoken about how he can “make America great again.” (MAGA). The upcoming midterm elections won’t elect a president, but they will apparently set the tone of who has the better momentum — Trump or President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party.
Trump’s presence in Texas was intended to endorse candidates like Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton, Lands Commissioner Sid Miller and a host of other local and regional candidates running as Republicans .
Trump boasted that all 33 of his supporters in Texas won their primary elections earlier this year.
The one Democratic candidate from Texas particularly called out was Beto O’Rourke, who is running for governor against Abbott. Trump called O’Rourke a “flake” who “wants to take your guns” and “keep the borders open.”
“In seventeen days, the people of Texas will defeat Beto O’Rourke,” Trump said. “And we’re going to keep Greg Abbott, a wonderful man, a great man, a great governor.”
Trump said other things like:
- “[As president] I would like to know [Ken Paxton] as attorney general. »
- Mexico is the “No. 1 most dangerous” country in the world, more so than Afghanistan.
At one point during the rally, when Trump addressed the Jan. 6 committee hearings, he was interrupted by the entire crowd chanting “The Star Spangled Banner” and another chant of “USA, USA.”
Trump’s music before taking the stage Saturday night included two Village People songs: “Macho Man” and “YMCA.” He finally entered the event with Lee Greenwood’s rendition of “God Bless the USA”.
The midterm elections take place on November 8. Some states have already started early voting, while many begin early voting on Monday, October 24.
Newsweek contacted Trump’s office.