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Donald Trump knows how to build suspense before an announcement and apparently he has a big bomb to drop and it is coming soon.
The 45th President of the United States sat with conservative commentator Candace Owens for an interview set to air on Tuesday night and in a clip from the video he teased a major surprise, The Hill reported.
Owens asked Trump if he planned on campaigning for president again in the 2024 presidential election, presumably against Joe Biden or Kamala Harris as well as anti-Trump conservatives.
“The answer is I’m absolutely enthused. I look forward to doing an announcement at the right time,” Trump said on “Candace,” a talk show hosted at The Daily Wire.
“As you know, it’s very early. But I think people are going to be very, very happy when I make a certain announcement,” he said.
“You know for campaign finance reasons, you really can’t do it too early because it becomes a whole different thing,” Trump said.
If he did announce now he would be subject to financial disclosure forms and how he could get and spend funds would be limited by election laws.
“Otherwise I think I’d give you an answer that you’d be very happy with. So we’re looking at that very, very seriously,” he said. “All I’d say is: stay tuned.”
Owens, a known Trump supporter, and staunch conservative, quipped with him about being his running mate.
“What a good choice that would be. That would be fantastic. You would be fantastic,” he said as he laughed.
“I guess I’ll take you at your word, that in 2024 Trump and Owens are going to be on the ticket,” Owens said as she smiled.
In the wide-ranging interview — which premieres for free on “Candace” on Tuesday at 9 p.m. Eastern on The Daily Wire, before being available only to the conservative media brand’s subscribers — Trump also weighed in on President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress last week and the critical reception Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) received during a speech at the Utah GOP convention over the weekend.
Trump said he watched “with great pleasure” as Romney, a frequent critic of the former president, “got booed off the stage.”
“People get it, you know they get it. They know phonies and they know people we affectionately call people RINOs,” he said. “But they know phony people.”
The 2012 Republican nominee for President of the United States faced boos and jeers as he took the stage on Saturday at the Utah Republican Party’s organizing convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
Rather than acknowledge what he had done while Donald Trump was in the White House that caused Republicans to boo him, the senator, and former governor of Massachusetts, admonished the crowd saying “Aren’t you embarrassed?” for booing him.
“I’m a man who says what he means, and you know I was not a fan of our last president’s character issues,” he said as those in the crowd continued to boo and shout accusations at him like “traitor” and “communist.”
“You can boo all you like,” Romney said. “I’ve been a Republican all of my life. My dad was the governor of Michigan and I was the Republican nominee for president in 2012.
“So yeah, I understand that I have a few folks that don’t like me terribly much and I’m sorry about that. But I express my mind as I believe is right and I follow my conscience as I believe is right,” he said.
Romney voted to impeach the Republican President Trump two times and has become a target ofn scorn from many Republicans.
Derek Brown, the outgoing party chairman, had to take the stage to ask for mercy for Romney by begging the crowd to “show respect.”