Former President Donald Trump has been hinting at the idea of running again in 2024, but he has ramped up the speculation in recent weeks.
While there is a lot of time left before the 2024 election cycle kicks off, Trump’s would-be rivals within the GOP are aware of a potential collision course.
“I think [Trump running] feels like more of a possibility now than it did before,” an aide to one Republican eyeing a 2024 run said. “That doesn’t mean you stop what you’re doing altogether. Until he says what he’s going to do, that’s not an option.”
“That being said, yeah, I think he’s putting a lot of candidates on notice, reminding them that he’s still in the mix.”
Trump’s allies are fueling talk of his return to the campaign trail as well.
“I think he is definitely running in 2024,” said Jason Miller, a close associate and senior adviser to Trump’s 2020 campaign. “He has not said the magical words to me, but if you talk to him for a few minutes, it’s pretty clear that he’s running, and I think just what we’ve seen unfold in Afghanistan recently has really just emboldened that.”