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Donald Trump dropped a big hint on Wednesday night about his possible future plans.
During a town hall, Fox News host Sean Hannity asked Trump about his plans for the 2024 election and the live audience roared with applause when he responded.
“We don’t have a lot of time, but let’s talk about your future plans,” Hannity began.
“Now…Let me ask the crowd of everybody here, would you like to see the president run again in 2024?” Hannity asked the crowd.
He was met with immediate cheers and applause.
Hannity then asked Trump: “Let me ask you this without giving the answers, have you made up your mind?”
“Yes,” Trump said with a smile.
Trump was in Texas on Wednesday alongside Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott held a few events together before the 45th president was visiting the border in the Rio Grande Valley.
When Trump was walking on stage, Acosta rudely shouted at Trump to ask if he will “apologize” for the incident at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
The crowd did not appreciate the question and began booing the CNN reporter.
Trump’s response was also fitting: he didn’t even acknowledge Acosta.
CNN's Jim Acosta asks Trump if he will apologize for the Jan 6 Capitol riot. The question is met with boos from the audience. pic.twitter.com/34afF5jhGB
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) June 30, 2021
Acosta also claimed on Wednesday that Abbott and his staff are blocking reporters from having access to Trump.
“TX Gov. Abbott and his staff are blocking press access to his event today with Trump. They’ve decided to turn their roundtable discussion into a “pool” coverage event. However, in addition to pool, Abbott’s team is selectively allowing certain non-pool outlets into the event,” Acosta tweeted.
TX Gov. Abbott and his staff are blocking press access to his event today with Trump. They’ve decided to turn their roundtable discussion into a “pool” coverage event. However, in addition to pool, Abbott’s team is selectively allowing certain non-pool outlets into the event. pic.twitter.com/9MNOvfLU1Z
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 30, 2021
Earlier in the day, Trump highlighted Joe Biden’s apparent cognitive dysfunction, stating that Biden would not be able to ace a cognitive test if given one.
“Anyway, but he has done a really good job. So — and there’s my doctor right over there. My doctor. He said, ‘You know, sir, if you want, you’re really smart, you would have taken the cognitive test.’ I said, ‘What’s that, Doc Ronny,’ right? Now we call him Mr. Congressman. What a job you’ve done, Ronny. They went after him and it didn’t work out too well,” said Trump about former White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, who’s now serving as the U.S. representative for Texas’ 13th congressional district.
“The Democrats went after him like you wouldn’t believe,” added Trump, referring to the Democrats’ criticism of the physician. “But he did a test. Did I ace it? I aced it.”
“And I’d like to see Biden ace it,” Trump quipped. “He won’t ace it. He’ll get the first two. There are 35 questions and the first two or three a pretty easy. They’re the animals. It’s just a lion and giraffe. When he gets to around 20, he’s going to have a little hard time. I think he’s going to have a hard time with the first few, actually.”
Trump’s mockery of Biden’s mental faculties is not unfounded as Rep. Ronny Jackson led a group of 14 Republicans a letter this month urging him to take a cognitive test to prove his mental fitness. At the age of 78, Biden is currently serving as the oldest person to be elected into the Oval Office.
“We believe that, regardless of gender, age, or political party, all presidents should follow the precedent set by former President Trump to document and demonstrate sound mental abilities,” Jackson and his GOP colleagues wrote in their June 17 letter to Biden.
“The American people should have absolute confidence in their President,” they wrote.
“They deserve to know that he or she can perform the duties of Head of State and Commander in Chief. They deserve full transparency on the mental capabilities of their highest elected leader. To achieve this, we urge you to submit to a cognitive test immediately. We implore you to then publish the test results, so the American people know the full mental and intellectual health of their President, and to set an example for all Presidents to follow going forward,” they added.