Earlier this week former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows predicted former president Donald Trump will be on the ballot again in the near future.
During an interview with One America News Network over the weekend, Meadows said Trump’s address at the North Carolina state GOP convention sounded “as if he was out on the campaign trail again.”
Right now, the former president is focused on helping candidates who “put America first” get elected in 2022, but ultimately he wants to play an even larger role in politics, Meadows said.
“He’s not going to make any announcement in the next week or two. And certainly would be months before we know whether he is going to be running again,” Meadows said. But, “as a guy that has had a number of conversations with him, the odds are that I think this is not the last time that we’ll see Donald Trump’s name on the ballot.”
He did not say what kind of campaign Trump might consider in the future.
Rumors have swirled that Trump might seek the White House again in 2024, but more recently he was entertaining a potential House race as a “very interesting” idea.
Trump has teased the idea of another campaign repeatedly since leaving the White House.
Last week he admitted he was considering another presidential run, but said it was “too soon to tell” whether he would tap former vice president Mike Pence as his running mate again.
“The answer is I’m absolutely enthused. I look forward to doing an announcement at the right time,” Trump said last month. “As you know, it’s very early. But I think people are going to be very, very happy when I make a certain announcement.”
“You know for campaign finance reasons, you really can’t do it too early because it becomes a whole different thing,” he continued. “Otherwise I think I’d give you an answer that you’d be very happy with. So we’re looking at that very, very seriously. All I’d say is: stay tuned.”