Rejected Ex-President Wants to Run Again, But He Has a Problem
Former President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his supporters will be “very happy” when he officially announces whether he intends to run for a second term in 2024.
In an interview with conservative commentator Candace Owens, Trump stopped short of declaring his candidacy because doing so would force him to give up the cash he receives from his political action committee. He would also have to submit financial disclosure documents to the Federal Election Commission – something he is outspokenly not a fan of doing.
And more campaign finance headaches are the last thing that Trump – who is immersed in a sea of legal battles – needs right now
“The answer is I’m absolutely enthused. I look forward to doing an announcement at the right time. As you know, it’s very early. But I think people are going to be very, very happy when I make a certain announcement,” Trump told Owens.
“You know for campaign finance reasons, you really can’t do it too early because it becomes a whole different thing,” Trump said. “Otherwise I think I’d give you an answer that you’d be very happy with. So we’re looking at that very, very seriously. All I’d say is: stay tuned.”
Owens and Trump also joked about her possibly serving as his running mate, which is more frightening than it is funny.
“What a good choice that would be. That would be fantastic. You would be fantastic,” said Trump.
“I guess I’ll take you at your word, that in 2024 Trump and Owens are going to be on the ticket,” Owens replied.