Watch: Donald Trump On How ‘Traumatic’ Presidency Affects 2024 Plans
In an interview with Fox News‘s Sean Hannity, Donald Trump was asked about a 2024 run. Though he’s suggested before that he would run again, the former president would not confirm this, instead discussing how ‘traumatic’ his previous experience was.
In the clip below, Hannity asks, “The big question, two parts: what do you miss most about being in the White House, and how seriously are you considering running again in 2024?”
Trump responds, “Look this has been a very traumatic. I had a great life, great company, great business, no problems, and now all I do is, people go after you. It’s vicious. It’s horrible.”
Hannity allows Trump to ramble with self-congratulatory speech for a few minutes, with an occasional supportive interjection, before trying the question again.
“Are you running again in 2024? What are the odds?”
Trump boasts again, “The odds, the odds, what are the odds. Look, the odds, I got tremendous numbers. Nobody’s ever gotten the numbers I got. No sitting president’s come even close.”
He doesn’t specify whether the ‘numbers’ in question are approval ratings or votes. However, Joe Biden won the 2020 election with over 81 million votes — beating Trump by about 6 million. As for approval ratings, Fortune reports that Biden is currently at 53.4% approval — compared to Trump’s 41.9% at the same point in his term. Trump never made it to 50% approval, according to NBC — so Biden has him beaten in those numbers, too.
He says he’s “looking at it very seriously, beyond seriously,” but that he doesn’t want to make an official statement for legal reasons. (There has been speculation that the Trump family’s legal woes will keep them too busy for political goals in the near future.)
While he says that 2024 is “a long time” away, he also insists that people will be more in favor of him than ever, because, he suggests, the Biden Administration will take away the Second Amendment, raise taxes, and eliminate jobs.