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Donald Trump said Tuesday “we’re going to take a look and we’ll see” after being asked if he was considering a 2024 presidential run.
“Will you run again, Mr. President? Are you considering 2024?” host Maria Bartiromo asked Trump on Fox News.
“Well based on every poll, they want me to run again, but we’re going to take a look and we’ll see,” he said.
“First steps first, we have to see what we can do with the House,” the former president said.
“I think we have a very, very good chance of taking back the House,” he added, pointing to gains Republicans made in the lower chamber of Congress in the last elections.
“I think we have a chance to do better in the Senate. We need leadership in the Senate, which frankly, we don’t have,” Trump said.
Trump indicated he would make his decision about running again following the 2022 midterms.
“We’ll make our decision after that,” he said.
President Trump says he'll make a decision about running again in 2024 after the midterms:
"Based on every poll, they want me to run again but we're gonna take a look and we'll see. First step's first, we have to take back the House." pic.twitter.com/ulX40enJzh
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 16, 2021
Many have praised Trump’s comments as being smart and measured.
If Republicans take back the House and/or Senate in 2022, it would give Trump a springboard into 2024.
Then, we could see a very vindictive GOP House, Senate, and White House.
They could launch investigations into Democrats followed by investigations and actions.
At another point in the interview, host Maria Bartiromo asked Trump about the Biden administration being open to him helping push the message about Americans getting vaccinated.
“So, Mr. President, I know that you received the vaccine, Mrs. Trump also got the vaccine, would you recommend to our audience that they get the vaccine, then?” Bartiromo asked.
“I would,” Trump replied.
“I would recommend it. And I would recommend it to a lot of people that don’t want to get it. And a lot of those people voted for me, frankly. But, you know, again, we have our freedoms. And we have to live by that. I agree with that, also,” he added.
Trump also touted his critical role in making sure the vaccines were available to Americans as soon as possible.
“But we got a vaccine done in 9 months,” he continued. “And fortunately, that’s not only going to save our country, but it’s also going to save the world.”
Trump also slammed Joe Biden for failing to give him credit for the vaccine development, while slamming Dr. Fauci, Dr. Birx, and other “experts” who were often wrong about COVID-19.
“We did a great job, we get very little credit for it,” he replied.
“I closed the country far earlier, Dr. Fauci, and Birx, and all of these people that frankly made nothing but mistakes, they didn’t want to do it, they didn’t want to close it to China. I closed the border to China. I closed the border to Europe, Italy, and all these countries that were having tremendous problems, long before they wanted me to do it,” he declared.
“And if you look at Biden, he didn’t want to do it months afterward,” he continued. “And he admitted that he made a mistake in saying that. If I didn’t do that, we would have had hundreds of thousands of more lives gone.”
Trump also gave a parting “shot” to Biden about his comment back in January.
“And when Biden got the vaccine in December,” Trump pointed out. “And on January 20th, he made a statement that he doesn’t think we have vaccines. Now, I don’t know, did he make that statement as the statement, or did he not actually know that we had the vaccine. What’s going on there?”