House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemed to get nervous when a reporter asked about former President Donald Trump running in 2024. Trump dropped the biggest hint yet that he is running in 2024 to a reporter from New York Magazine.
Trump said: “Look, I feel very confident that, if I decide to run, I’ll win. Well, in my own mind, I’ve already made that decision, so nothing factors in anymore. In my own mind, I’ve already made that decision.
“I would say my big decision will be whether I go before or after. You understand what that means? Do I go before or after? That will be my big decision.”
Trump was talking about the midterms. He is being advised to announce before the midterms to clear the field and start organizing support. Others are advising Trump to wait until the midterms are over to declare.
.@SpeakerPelosi on possible Trump 2024 presidential campaign announcement soon: "Do I ever even mention his name? Would I even waste my time talking about him? What I will say is…Democrats have absolutely no intention of losing the House in November, and the Senate, too." pic.twitter.com/GWjhdN8nA4— CSPAN (@cspan) July 14, 2022
Trump continued: “Let people know. I think a lot of people would not even run if I did that because, if you look at the polls, they don’t even register.
“Most of these people.
“And I think that you would actually have a backlash against them if they ran.
“People want me to run,” he said.
A reporter asked Pelosi:
“Trump has indicated that he plans to announce a 2024 run in the next month or so, what impact would that have on the midterms?
“And would it benefit Democrats in your opinion?”
“Do I ever even mention his name?
“Would I even waste my time talking about him?
“What I will say is Democrats have absolutely no intention of losing the House in November, and the Senate, too.
“We are campaigning on kitchen table issues that affect America’s working families.
“I don’t speculate on who’s running in 2024 even if it’s the former occasional occupant of the White House,” Pelosi said.