GOP Rep. Jim Jordan says Trump is ‘ready’ to announce his run for president in 2024 following the ‘mess’ in Afghanistan
- ‘President Trump, he’s going to run again,’ Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said at a GOP event in Iowa
- Jordan, one of Trump’s staunchest allies, said that he had just spoken to the former president about his 2024 plans
- Trump has remained elusive about the next presidential race but repeatedly teased a run
Former President Trump is ‘about ready’ to announce his run for the presidency in 2024, according to Rep. Jim Jordan.
‘President Trump, he’s going to run again,’ the congressman said in a clip released by Undercurrent TV journalist Lauren Windsor.
‘You think so?’ another person in the conversation is heard saying. ‘I know so, yeah, I talked to him yesterday,’ Jordan said, speaking at a Dallas County GOP event in Iowa.
‘He’s about ready to announce after all of this craziness in Afghanistan,’ the Ohio Republican continued.
Windsor teased Jordan’s claim on Twitter before releasing the clip. After she tweeted Jordan’s remarks, a spokesperson for the congressman claimed he didn’t say that.
‘Apparently Jim Jordan’s spokesperson has claimed he did not tell me tonight that Trump is imminently announcing his run for 2024. We can’t both be right. See for yourself, video coming tomorrow… stay tuned,’ Windsor wrote before later releasing the full clip.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Jordan’s office for comment.
Meanwhile, former Trump adviser Jason Miller said Thursday that he is nearly positive Trump will run again.
‘I would say somewhere between 99 and 100%. I think he is definitely running in 2024,’ Miller told Cheddar’s J.D. Durkin.
‘He’s about ready to announce after all of this craziness in Afghanistan,’ the Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan said
‘Let me put it this way, I think you’ll be happy and I think a lot of our friends will be very happy,’ Trump said on if he’d run again
The former president has remained elusive on his 2024 plans, and even claimed he wasn’t ‘legally’ allowed to say whether he’d run.
But in August, he gave telling remarks to Fox News host Sean Hannity who asked if he’d run again.
‘As the campaign finance laws are extremely complicated and unbelievably stupid, I’m actually not allowed to answer that question, can you believe it?’ Trump said.
He continued: ‘I’d love to answer it. But let me put it this way, I think you’ll be happy and I think a lot of our friends will be very happy. But I’m not actually allowed answer it, it makes things very difficult if I do.’
He also teased a possible bid in an interview on ‘The Truth with Lisa Boothe.’
‘We won it twice. I’ve won it twice and now I have to win it again,’ Trump said, again making false claims that he won the 2020 election. ‘I guess if we’re going to save the country, look … I’ll make a decision.’
Trump revealed earlier this week he would soon visit Iowa, home to the first-in-the-nation caucus.
Trump appeared on the Todd Starnes Show where he boasted about the crowd size at his rallies in Alabama and Ohio.
‘We’re doing some more,’ he said. ‘We’re going to Iowa. We’re going to Georgia. We’re going to some others.’
Other rumored would-be candidates have already made trips to Iowa this year, including former Vice President Mike Pence, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Republicans eyeing up a 2024 run are stuck in limbo until the former president makes his decision, as Trump is still favored to win the nomination in most polls of GOP voters.