Donald Trump Lists Republican Presidential Candidates He’d Endorse In 2024
Donald Trump has been floating the possibility of another presidential run in 2024. On a podcast this week, he listed GOP candidates he’d support instead.
DeadState reports that as Trump named off Republicans who he thinks could be viable options on the GOP ticket in 2024, and that the omission of Mike Pence was glaringly obvious.
This comes from an interview on The Truth With Lisa Boothe, in which she asks him who he sees as the future of the Republican party. He names off Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.
“If you don’t end up running in 2024,” Booth asks, “if it’s not you, who is it?”
“Some of the names I just mentioned, perhaps and others,” Trump answers, adding, “I’ll make that decision some time later.”
Though he doesn’t name his vice president, Mike Pence, as one of the stars of the Republican party who could have a chance in 2024, he does mention him later in the interview — when he again attacks Pence for not overturning the outcome of the 2020 election, despite Pence having no power to do so.
Trump has continued to suggest he’ll run again in 2024. According to the Independent, he told a group of supporters in December that he would run again, if he failed in efforts to have the 2020 election overturned in his favor. “We are trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I’ll see you in four years.”
Though Trump has kept the possibility of a 2024 run for himself open, at least in public discourse, many of those who know him well say that it won’t happen for a variety of reasons, including the former president’s pending legal troubles, and his short attention span.