Former President Donald Trump has reportedly told multiple people close to him that he plans to run for president again in 2024 if he remains in good health, according to Politico on Thursday.
Trump’s former White House physician, Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), also believes the former president will return for another White House run.
“He has been saying he’s going to. He’s seriously considering it — he’s probably going to do it — so we’ll see what happens,” Jackson said, according to Business Insider.
Trump has long hinted at another campaign. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February, he said, “I may even decide to beat them for a third time,” referring to his belief the 2020 presidential election included fraud that should have resulted in his reelection.
Most Republican leaders have said they would support a run. Trump’s popularity remains high despite the 2020 loss and the events of Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol building that led to his second impeachment in the House.
However, not all are convinced he’s the best candidate for the party in 2024. Several high-profile conservatives continue to position as the the top candidate.
Among current potential candidates are former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
Regardless of whether Trump runs, his endorsement will remain important both for midterm elections and beyond.