(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Many rumors are swirling about whether former President Donald Trump will run for president again in 2024, and there’s one prominent member of the GOP who thinks he will.
Recently, Florida Representative Matt Gaetz told Politico that he believes Trump will run again in 2024, because he “wants to throw punches as a combatant, not a heckler from the stands.”
On Tuesday, Politico published a report that said the Save America PAC, which Trump created before he left the White House, was in the process of laying groundwork for a potential 2024 presidential campaign, should the former president decided to run again.
This includes building a staff that would be present in Iowa, which would be a key caucus state in the GOP primary season. They are also working on setting up steady and consistent interviews for the former president so that he can put himself back into the public eye.
Other prominent allies of Trump have already said they believe he will absolutely run for president in 2024. Some of those people include Representatives Jim Jordan and Ronny Jackson, as well as Jason Miller, Trump’s former top advisor and spokesman.
Gaetz said he believed Trump had a lot more flexibility than any other potential candidate for when he could publicly announce he’s running, because “the base is rightly loyal to him.” In other words, Trump didn’t have to leave plenty of time between an announcement and the election, because his supporters would jump to his side no matter what.
“And a good rule in politics is to be a candidate for as short a time as necessary.”
The Save America PAC wouldn’t be able to officially start fundraising for a 2024 election run just yet, and they wouldn’t even be able to coordinate with Trump’s campaign if he does end up running. However, the structure of the organization as a leadership PAC gives the former president plenty of flexibility in how he can both raise and spend funds for his political reasons.
It also gives him plenty of power that he can wield so he can gain a lot of influence over other potential candidates for the 2024 election. As a result, these candidates would have to be careful about what direction their campaigns take, so as to not upset Trump and, as a result, his large base.
Politico reported that in recent weeks that people close to Trump say the former president has had a reignited desire to run for president again because of President Joe Biden’s bungling of the situation in Afghanistan.
Despite this, source told Politico that a final decision on whether he will run for president in 2024 hasn’t been made yet. Even when he does make his decision, Trump likely won’t make his announcement public until after the midterm elections in 2022.
As Miller explained to Politico:
“President Trump doesn’t do misdirection. He wears it on his sleeve.”