On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump gave his first interviews since leaving the White House. While the former president discussed the remarkable life of radio legend and conservative icon Rush Limbaugh, Trump also fielded other questions, like if he will be running for president in 2024.
Newsmax’s Greg Kelly tried pinning the one-term president down multiple times on the subject of a possible run.
“Again, look, it’s a no-brainer, right?” Kelly asked. “You’re going to run for president in 2024, right?”
“Well, we have tremendous support. I won’t say yet, but we have tremendous support. And I’m looking at poll numbers and they’re through the roof,” said Trump.
Trump said his poll numbers have improved following his latest impeachment.
“I’m the only guy who gets impeached and my numbers go up,” Trump joked.
Trump left the possibility of a presidential run at “you’ll see what happens.”
“It’s too early to say, but I see a lot of great polls out there. That’s for sure,” said Trump.
Trump also failed to give concrete answers regarding a possible return to social media, but did rule out taking over for Rush on radio.
He also blasted President Joe Biden for his “dumb statement” during a CNN town hall this week when he claimed no COVID-19 vaccine existed before he took office.
“I saw that he said there was no vaccine when he came into office, and yet he got a shot before he came into office,” Trump said. “It was already in early November when we announced it, but we actually had it substantially before that. We were giving millions of shots and millions of doses.”
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, the first in the U.S., was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use authorization (EUA) on Dec. 11. The FDA on Dec. 18 also approved Moderna’s EUA request.
“So he’s either not telling a truth, or he’s mentally gone, one or the other,” Trump said. “Could he be joking? Because, frankly, that was a very dumb statement.”
This is an excerpt from Townhall.
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