(RoyalPatriot.com )- Will Donald Trump run for president again in 2024? That’s the big decision that every person interested in America politics — both Democrats and Republicans alike — are anticipating.
For now, Trump indicated that he would keep people waiting a little bit longer before making his decision public.
On Tuesday, the former president said he’d decide if he is going to run for the White House again in 2024 after the midterm elections take place in November of next year.
Trump’s focus in the meantime will be on helping the Republican Party regain control of both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Democrats and Republicans are split 50-50 in the Senate, while Democrats have a slight edge in the House. Neither one is insurmountable for Republicans, though.
As Trump recently told Fox News:
“I think we have a very, very good chance of taking back the House. You have a good chance to take back the Senate and frankly, we’ll make our decision [on running for president in 2024] after that.”
He also said that many of his supporters have indicated that they want him to run again in 2024 to take back the White House for the party. As Trump said:
“Based on every poll, they want me to run again, but we’re going to take a look and we’ll see.”
Trump is also planning to wield his influence in the 2022 midterms within the Republican Party, too. He’s publicly announced his opposition to re-election candidates such as Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, for example, supporting her challengers instead.
When it comes down to it, though it’s likely Trump would throw his support behind all Republican candidates against Democrats in the general election, whether he truly likes them or not.
Since Trump has left the White House, some old-hats in the Republican Party have been attempting to reclaim control and steer the party back in the direction it was going before Trump. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, for instance, has been leading the charge for Republicans to move on from Trump.
Others, though, are sticking with the Trump-era messages and policies. Over in the House, Republican leader Kevin McCarthy is the head of that movement.
These two seemingly different factions within the Republican Party are likely to continue into the primaries for the 2022 midterms. The question will be once the dust settles and the official Republican candidate is named, will all Republicans be able to stand behind the candidate and be encouraged to go to the polls to support them?
Much of that may be dependent on the messaging from Trump himself. If his candidate isn’t the one to come out victorious in the Republican primary, he has the power and influence to get his supporters to vote for the other candidate, in the name of re-taking both chambers of Congress for when he could potentially be in the White House again in 2024.
Ultimately, that would provide the ideal situation for Trump and his base.