Former President Donald Trump said during an interview on Tuesday that he is not able to announce a 2024 White House run yet due to “antiquated” campaign finance laws.
“I can’t really because of campaign finance rules, regulations, very complicated, very stiff, and frankly very antiquated if you want to know the truth. It’s ridiculous,” Trump told radio host Michael Savage during his nationwide program.
“I will be talking about it and I think that people will be very happy,” he predicted when asked about his future election plans.
Trump likely referred to the reported $85 million in his Save America PAC. The former president can legally use the funds to promote Republican candidates as long as he is not an official candidate himself.
Trump has repeatedly hinted at a 2024 run. He told Fox News host Sean Hannity he had made up his mind regarding a run in June.
The former president also told Dan Bongino in April that “we’re going to make you very happy” with his future plans during an interview.
Trump reportedly said in earlier conversations he plans to announce his decision after the 2022 midterm elections. Until then, his focus will be on helping Republicans win back power in the House and perhaps the Senate.
The former president is also campaigning for new Republicans to replace those who voted to impeach him. Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney has been among those Trump has campaigned against, with plans to endorse a different Wyoming GOP candidate.