President Trump is likely to announce he’ll run again in 2024, perhaps before this term even ends, sources tell Axios. Why it matters: Trump has already set in motion two important strategies to stay relevant and freeze out other Republican rivals.
On Tuesday night, Trump was explicit about his 2024 vow, telling guests at a White House holiday party, as tweeted by CNN’s Kaitlan Collins: “It’s been an amazing four years. We are trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I’ll see you in four years.”
The president has raised $170 million for his “Election Defense Fund” and political operation — of which, the N.Y. Times points out, $125 million+ goes to a PAC that Trump set up in mid-November, Save America, and can be used for future travel and other political activity.
Insiders tell Axios that while Trump will announce the run, he’s unlikely to actually follow through.
At a White House Christmas party tonight, President Trump told guests, “It’s been an amazing four years. We are trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I’ll see you in four years.”
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) December 2, 2020