Ohio Representative Jim Jordan has reportedly claimed Donald Trump will announce he’s running for president again “any day now.”
“President Trump, he’s going to run again,” the congressman said in a clip released by Undercurrent TV journalist Lauren Windsor. “You think so?” another person in the conversation is heard saying. “I know so, yeah, I talked to him yesterday,” Jordan said, speaking at a Dallas County GOP event in Iowa. “He’s about ready to announce after all of this craziness in Afghanistan,” the Ohio Republican continued.
Windsor teased Jordan’s claim on Twitter before releasing the clip. After she tweeted Jordan’s remarks, a spokesperson for the congressman claimed he didn’t say that. “Apparently Jim Jordan’s spokesperson has claimed he did not tell me tonight that Trump is imminently announcing his run for 2024. We can’t both be right. See for yourself, video coming tomorrow… stay tuned,” Windsor wrote before later releasing the full clip.
The New York Times’ Washington correspondent Maggie Haberman, who’s closely reported on Trump for years, supported Windsor’s tweet with her own reporting. “Trump could always not pull the trigger but this is what he’s now told several people – sooner rather than later,” Haberman tweeted on Thursday.
Trump’s former adviser Jason Miller said Thursday that he is nearly positive Trump will run again. “I would say somewhere between 99 and 100%. I think he is definitely running in 2024,” Miller told Cheddar’s J.D. Durkin. The former president has remained elusive on his 2024 plans, and claimed he wasn’t “legally” allowed to say whether he’d run.
But in August, he gave telling remarks to Fox News host Sean Hannity who asked if he’d run again. “As the campaign finance laws are extremely complicated and unbelievably stupid, I’m actually not allowed to answer that question, can you believe it?” Trump said. He continued: “I’d love to answer it. But let me put it this way, I think you’ll be happy and I think a lot of our friends will be very happy. But I’m not actually allowed answer it, it makes things very difficult if I do.”
He also teased a possible bid in an interview on ‘The Truth with Lisa Boothe.’ “We won it twice. I’ve won it twice and now I have to win it again,” Trump said. “I guess if we’re going to save the country, look … I’ll make a decision.”
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