(Headline USA) President Donald Trump gave renewed hope to his supporters late Monday, saying he was “beyond seriously” considering a run for president in 2024.
Trump made the comments during an appearance on Fox News, his first on-camera interview since leaving the White House. The interview covered a range of topics from Biden’s agenda to the recent November elections to some of his enemies in the Senate.
“I am looking at it very seriously, beyond seriously,” Trump told host Sean Hannity when asked about a potential run. “From a legal standpoint, I don’t want to really talk about it yet, it’s a little too soon.”
Trump has repeatedly hinted at running again in 2024 but has avoided making a commitment. He has remained active in the Republican party.
The former president recently spoke at a GOP fundraiser where he stressed the importance of the “America First” agenda.
Monday evening, Trump reiterated that point and made clear that any other candidates running for office need his endorsement to win.
“If you want to win and win big, you have to do that,” Trump said. “You have to do it.”
Trump also took a shot at Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), calling her a “disaster.”
The former president said Republicans would have lost several seats in the House and Senate without his campaigning ahead of the last election.
He also came down hard on President Joe Biden for his aggressive agenda, singling out the growing border crisis and Biden’s gun control proposals.
Biden raised eyebrows among gun-rights advocates recently when he introduced a series of executive actions to regulate firearms.
“I don’t know if Joe knows what’s going on with [the Second Amendment],” Trump said. “Because I think you have a cabal, you have a group of people that are sitting around a table just saying do this, do this. They’re giving him these things to sign. Now we’re going to take back the house in 22. We have a real chance.”