Former President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to New York City to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, responding to a call for him to run as mayor of the city, saying, “I would love that.”
Trump has not yet announced a comeback bid for the White House for 2024, though he continues to fuel speculation through media interviews and his Save America rallies.
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“Well, that’s an interesting question,” Trump responded to laughs. “I would love that. We could straighten it out. I’d say, ‘Fellas, good luck, go to town.’ They’d be announcing in one week, ‘There’s no crime in this city,'” the Washington Examiner reported.
On Saturday night, Trump appeared in a video during a memorial service on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., according to the Examiner. “As a lifelong New Yorker, it was extraordinary to witness the strength and resilience of people of that incredible city — and it is indeed an incredible city,” Trump said.
If Trump did not run for president in 2024, it appears he would be excited about running New York City. However, Trump is now a resident of Florida, making the remarks fun for discussion, but not a current option.
Rumors have previously also speculated regarding Trump serving as Speaker of the House if Republicans regained control following the 2022 midterm election. Though Trump responded favorably to the idea, he has no plans to pursue the option.
Instead, it’s more likely Trump will soon announce his plans to run for president in 2024. With upcoming rallies in battleground state Georgia and Iowa, the traditional location of the first Republican primary, the former president continues to prepare a path for another shot in the Oval Office.