Former President Donald Trump, in an exclusive interview with Fox News on Monday, said he will “probably” wait until after the 2022 midterm elections to formally announce whether he will run for president in 2024.
“I am certainly thinking about it and we’ll see,” Trump said. “I think a lot of people will be very happy, frankly, with the decision, and probably will announce that after the midterms.”
The former president said that timeline was “probably appropriate.”
“It doesn’t mean I will,” Trump said of whether he will stick to that timeline. “It’s probably appropriate, but a lot of people are waiting for that decision to be made.”
The former president said that “a lot of great people who are thinking about running are waiting for that decision, because they’re not going to run if I run.”
“We have a lot, they’re all very well named,” he said of the GOP White House hopefuls. “But almost all of them said if I run, they’ll never run.”
He added: “And that’s nice, primarily because it shows a great degree of loyalty and respect.”
As for a potential running mate, Trump said there are “a lot of great people in the Republican Party.”