Last Updated on January 26, 2022
In a viral video, President Trump gave the strongest hint yet that he would run in 2024, referring to himself as the 45th and 47th President.
President Trump made the comments during a round of golf at one of his Trump National golf clubs. “First on tee, the 45th President of the United States!” said one of his golf partners. Trump quipped back, correcting him, saying that he was actually the “45th and 47th!”
The quick-fired comment was positively received, with knowing chuckles from his fellow golfers, with one replying, “47th, yes! I love that!”
The comments from President Trump further contributed to the rumor mill that he would end up running again for the highest office in the land come 2024. The viral video comes just as Trump released a brand new advertisement, highlighting some of greatest things he achieved while in office.
The advert described Trump as having “built America’s greatest economy, stamped out ISIS,” along with giving him credit for the creation of the COVID-19 “vaccines,” and encouraged supporters to help President Trump “fight back” against attacks from Democrats, including the “politically motivated” investigations into his business ventures.
In fact, those business investigations may be the exact spur that Trump needed to decide whether he would run in 2024 and become the 47th President or not.
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman said last week that “any question of whether Trump runs seem to have been answered this morning,” after President Trump and his children, Don Jr and Ivanka, were all implicated in a new investigation from New York Attorney General Letitia James.
“His aides have always signaled that if the investigations progressed that he would run for president again,” Haberman explained.
His most recent rally in Arizona added more fuel to the fire, promising his supporters that he would “stage a comeback the likes of which nobody has ever seen.”
On the 10 year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, President Trump suggested he would run while speaking with New York firemen, when one asked about his plans for 2024. “Oh, that’s a tough question,” he said amid laughter. “Actually for me, it’s an easy question, I mean I know what I’m going to do.”
“We’re not supposed to be talking about it yet, from the standpoint of campaign finance laws,” he added. “I think you’re going to be happy, let me put it that way. I think you’re going to be very happy.”