We’ve all thought about it and talked about it. Hell, some of us have even prayed about it: the day when Donald Trump announces another run for the US presidency. Well, it’s not here yet, I’m sad to say. However, thanks to recent news, we could be just a small step closer.
As you all know, the possibility of another Trump run has been assumed to be in the works, well, since it was announced that the former president didn’t win the 2020 general election. Many, in fact, fully expected Donald Trump to immediately announce his 2024 campaign, making sure to give himself a running head start and one that the Democrats could hardly catch up to.
However, that didn’t happen.
Many would suggest that’s because he and his most ardent supporters have been holding out for Biden to mess up bad enough that he’s ousted, whether due to incompetence and mental decline or it is proved that he and his party somehow cheated and rigged the 2020 election against Trump.
In recent weeks, as more state and county election audits have been proposed, as well as the one currently taking place in Maricopa County, Arizona, winds down, that latter likelihood looks more promising. However, we are still a long way off from finding out the exact truth of what occurred on November 3, 2020.
There have also been startling realizations on several fronts that even if the elections prove faulty, little may be done about it now, with state and national legislation having already “confirmed” and “verified” the results.
So maybe Trump won’t get the presidency back by default. Perhaps he’ll have to wait a while longer for it and put in the same taxing effort he did before he won in 2016.
But that leads us to another problem and one that we’ve recently discovered as the real reason Trump may not have announced anything just yet.
According to a recent interview with Michael Savage, current campaign finance laws have rules and regulations that prevent Trump from creating an official presidential campaign.
As Breitbart reported, Trump told Savage, “I can’t really because of campaign finance rules, regulations, very complicated, very stiff, and frankly very antiquated if you want to know the truth. It’s ridiculous.”
The outlet explained that as of April, Trump’s political action committee, the Save America PAC, has about $85 million in cash on hand. But none of that is available for Trump himself to use for a political race of his own.
Instead, that money is to be used to support state-level and congressional GOP candidates for the upcoming 2022 midterms. Additionally, the PAC can use the funds to campaign against Democrats, as well as any moderate Republicans Trump or the Party isn’t particularly fond of.
Trump says things would be different if the party had someone else in charge, though. In particular, the former president is unhappy with the way Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is running things.
In his interview with Savage, Trump said, “If we had leadership, this party would be amazing, but Mitch is not a good leader, he’s just a survivor.”
And as we all know, survivorship alone isn’t what is needed.
As for a change in national leadership in 2024, Trump is still unwilling to let us know precisely what he has in store. However, as he told Savage, that will end shortly. When talking of his future and the possible ambitions he has for another White House run, Trump said he “will be talking about it” and that he thinks his decision will be one the people “will be very happy” about.
Many, naturally, have taken this as confirmation of sorts that he will be announcing a run and soon. And this does seem to make quite a bit of sense, especially after an anonymous but well-placed source from the Republican National Committee told Rolling Stone last week that Trump has told multiple dinner guests that he plans on running again.
But whether he actually does or not is another question. There’s still a lot going on right now and a lot to happen in the next three and a half years before the election.
In the meantime, we are just going to have to be patient…