Trump tells Texas crowd he’ll ‘probably’ run for president again

Former President Donald Trump hinted at the launch of a 2024 campaign on Saturday, telling a crowd gathered at a rally in Texas that he “will probably have to do it again.”

“I ran twice. I won twice. I did a lot better the second time than before,” he said at an event in Robstown, just outside Corpus Christi, while appearing to repeat false claims that he had won his 2020 re-election bid against Joe Biden.

“Getting millions more votes in 2020 than in 2016 and likewise getting more votes by far than any sitting president in the history of our country. And now to make our country prosperous, secure and glorious again, I’ll probably have to do it again,” he continued.

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a “Save America” ​​rally Saturday in Robstown, Texas. He told supporters he would “probably” launch another race for the White House.

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His comments follow reports that he could announce a run for the White House in the coming weeks.

His former adviser, Kellyanne Conway, told CBS News a few weeks ago that Trump “wants to get his old job back” and “would like” to announce his run after the November midterms, likely before Thanksgiving.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said in July that he personally advised Trump not to announce another race until midterm, saying it could distract campaigns of other GOP candidates.

“My point to him has always [been]”Let’s go win ’22,” McCarthy told reporters, according to CNN.

So far, no other major Republican has officially announced a 2024 race, and Trump has worked to keep it that way. In a recent interview, he suggested that anyone who goes against him will be in hot water.

“A lot of them said they would never run if I ran, so we’ll see if that turns out to be true or not,” he said. “I think it would be very unfair if they did.”

The White House has fled, Trump appears to have many other important issues to deal with in the coming weeks.

His suggested campaign trail in Texas came a day after he was subpoenaed by the House committee investigating last year’s deadly riot in the US Capitol by Trump supporters. He was asked to submit evidence by November 4 and to sit for a deposition on November 14 to discuss his actions during the violence.

“We have gathered overwhelming evidence, including from dozens of your former appointees and employees, that you personally orchestrated and oversaw a multi-part effort to nullify the 2020 presidential election and obstruct the peaceful transfer of power,” he said. the committee said in a letter. accompanying the summons.


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