Take note, says a former top White House official: The odds are in favor of Former President Donald Trump running for office again.
Mark Meadows, who was Trump’s chief of staff at the end of his administration, offered some insight into what to expect of his former boss as attention gets turned to 2024 and a potential rematch against President Joe Biden.
“I’m feeling great about President Trump’s willingness to serve once again in the Oval Office,” Meadows said this week on the radio show hosted by Sebastian Gorka, another alumnus of the Trump White House.
Meadows didn’t get into specifics, but he did say Trump is “making all the preparations necessary” for another run and his “being encouraged by his friends and former staffers.”
“Ultimately what I think you will see is a vision for America that didn’t stop on Nov. 3, didn’t stop on Jan. 20, and we need to reengage,” Meadows said, referring to the dates of the 2020 election and Inauguration Day. “So he’s getting major encouragement and I would say this: I would put the odds at better than 50-50 that he runs again and everybody should take note of that.”
Three months after leaving the White House, Trump has remained busy, issuing statements in response to current events as well as endorsements.
Trump, who is now living at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, was removed from a slew of social media in January after the U.S. Capitol riot. But he is expected to return to social media in the next few months with “his own platform,” Jason Miller, an adviser to Trump, recently said on Fox News.
In an interview on Tuesday, Trump told Newsmax insisted that his banishment from social media platforms Facebook and Twitter “haven’t silenced me.”
Trump also got a new website at the end of last month and has been vocal about the controversy surrounding Georgia’s new voting law. Trump called the reform package signed by Gov. Brian Kemp too “weak” and quipped that he hopes “the RINOs are happy.”
After losing his bid for reelection to President Joe Biden and insisting the contest was rigged (despite election officials defending the integrity of the election and the courts rejecting a slew of election fraud lawsuits), Trump said, “We’ll see” about a 2024 run, telling Fox News that he first wants to see how the 2022 midterm elections play out.
Original Author: Daniel Chaitin
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