Donald Trump said his decision to run for President in 2024 will make “a lot of people happy” and stopped short of confirming his bid. The former US President said that he will make his decision “in the near future.”
“Everyone wants me to run, I am leading in every poll”, Trump told NDTV in an interview. “I have had a great relationship with India and with Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi. We have been friends and I think he is a great guy”, the former US President added.
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Trump was joined by Shalabh Kumar, an Indian-American businessman who has been a top campaign donor. “It will be great if he runs again. I mean, our community, they will just love to have Trump 47”, Kumar told NDTV.
Donald Trump, a Republican, won this year’s CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) poll in February, delivering the strongest signal that he may contest the 2024 presidential elections. About 59% of CPAC members said they wanted to see Trump as the Republican candidate in the next elections.
Trump is yet to formally announce his intention to contest the next presidential elections. According to CNN reports, he may delay the announcement with his expanding legal troubles and the midterm elections in November this year.
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Trump has been navigating through a series of political and legal troubles. He has been in the crosshairs of the January 6 committee, the Department of Justice and the FBI. Trump’s Florida residence was raided last month by the feds, who were seeking classified documents he took from the White House.
His political rivals, on the other hand, have dropped major hints about their presidential campaigns. Joe Biden previously said he would contest the elections if his health allowed. Florida governor Ron DeSantis is likely to be a frontrunner in the presidential primaries. Former US First Lady Hillary Clinton said she would not run for the White House in 2024.