Trump: My base 'is going to be very angry' if I don't run in 2024

Trump: My base 'is going to be very angry' if I don't run in 2024

Trump says his base ‘is going to be very angry’ if he decides not to run in 2024 and hints he is going to announce his decision soon

  • Donald Trump said his base would be ‘very angry’ if he decided not to run for president again in 2024
  • He also wouldn’t give any names of who he feels should be on the Republican ticket should it not be him 
  • Trump has long teased he will announce his 2024 plans after the 2022 midterms 

Donald Trump said Wednesday his base would be ‘angry’ if he decided not to run in 2024 and said he will reveal ‘someday’ who he thinks should lead a Republican Party ticket if it weren’t him.

‘I want to talk to you about 2024,’ radio host Hugh Hewitt said to the president during an interview Wednesday morning. ‘You know your base better than anybody, you know, the people who come to the rallies. If Donald Trump decides not to run in 2024, who out there will that base flock to?’

‘If I do decide that, I think my base is going to be very angry,’ Trump said.

‘Well, it will, but they’ll still have to find somebody,’ Hewitt pushed.

‘They will be very angry,’ the former president reiterated. ‘I think we have a couple of people that are – would be very good. But it’s, you know, very early. It’s very, very early.’

Trump has hinted several times that he will make an announcement regarding a 2024 run for president after the 2022 midterm elections.

Donald Trump said his base would be ‘very angry’ if he didn’t run for president again in 2024

Later in the interview, Hewitt tried one more time to get Trump to answer his question.

‘This is important,’ he prefaced. ‘I think you’re going to run again. I think you’re going to win. But my question is if you get hit by a truck, if a meteor hits Donald Trump, or the Iranians get you like they want to, who do you want the Republican Party to nominate? People have got to know.’

Trump responded: I’ll tell you about that someday soon, okay? I’ll tell you about it, but I’m not going to say anything about it now.’

‘Can you narrow it down? How about five people?’ Hewitt insisted.

‘We have some good people. We do have some good people,’ the 45th president said. ‘

I don’t want to do that now. We do have some good people. We really do. We have some very good people,’ he said.

Trump turned to his endorsements, claiming they are very powerful and indicative of the support he still has from Republican voters.

‘I will tell you, you look at the polls and you look at what’s going on, and you look at the endorsements where, I think 152-2 on endorsements,’ he said of his track record on endorsements.

‘I take that very seriously,’ he added. ‘You know, I spent a lot of time talking to people about endorsement. They all want the endorsement of Trump.’

Trump has long teased to his supporters that he will announce his plans on running for president in 2024 after the 2022 midterms

Trump told Hewitt that he’s optimistic about 2022 and 2024 as Republicans vie to retake the House, Senate and later White House.

He also warned, however, that elections can’t be trusted because Democrats cheat – repeating his often told claim that the 2020 election was rigged in favor of Joe Biden, who received more votes than any presidential candidate in U.S. history.

‘They cheat like hell in the elections,’ he said.

‘What happened should never be allowed, what happened, and we’re not forgetting it,’ Trump added. ‘And many things are going on right now, but we have to be careful. We have to be careful, because what they do, what they do is a disgrace.’ 

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