Former President Trump said on Saturday he would “probably” run for the White House again, hinting at a potential 2024 rematch against President Biden.
At a rally in Robstown, Texas, Trump, who was campaigning for Republicans in the state, continued to make baseless claims that he had won the 2020 election.
“I ran twice. I won twice,” he said. “I did much better the second time than before.”
The former president noted that he got “millions more votes in 2020 than in 2016” and “by far more votes than any sitting president in the history of our country.”
“And now, to make our country prosperous, safe and glorious again, I’ll probably have to do it again,” he added.
The 45th president was greeted with chants of “we want Trump” shortly after making his announcement.
His comments teasing a potential race in 2024 came just days after he was subpoenaed by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot. The subpoena demands that he produce relevant documents before November 4 and will appear to testify on or about November 14.
Multiple sources told The Hill earlier this year that Trump and his allies considered making an announcement about his campaign status ahead of the midterm elections in November.
Trump has stopped officially announcing his candidacy for the 2024 presidential race, which would trigger Federal Election Commission requirements for financial disclosure and limit how much Trump could collect from individual donors before November 2024.
A Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey released Monday showed Trump had a 2-point lead over his successor in a hypothetical 2024 game. Forty-five percent of voters say they would back the former president for a second term in 2024, compared to 43 percent who plan to back Biden.
Updated at 8:11 a.m.