NEWS & ANALYSIS

Trump Says 2024 Run Depends on Republican Performance in 2022: ‘We’ll see’

"I think we have a very, very good chance of taking back the House"


This is a follow up to yesterday’s Human Events News story on President Trump, in a series of pieces we will be doing this week. 

Perhaps the biggest question following the 2020 election is: will President Trump run again in 2024? 

Trump has hinted at a potential candidacy several times, but has yet to give a clear-cut answer. 

Until now. 

In a Fox News interview with Maria Bartiromo Tuesday, Trump revealed that his decision whether to run for reelection in 2024 depends on one thing: how republicans perform in the 2022 midterms. 

“Well, based on every poll they want me to run again, but we’re going to take a look and we’ll see. First steps first, we have to see what we can do with the House. I think we have a very, very good chance of taking back the House,” he said. 

“I think we have a chance to do better in the Senate. We need leadership in the Senate, which frankly we don’t have. We need better leadership in the Senate. We have a good chance to take back the Senate, and frankly, we’ll make our decision after that,” he said. 

Trump went on to note the republican House victories in the 2020 election. As reported by the Epoch Times, the GOP gained 14 seats, leading to the slimmest majority in the chamber – 222 to 213 – since 2000. 

“You know we were going to lose from 15 to 25 seats last time. I got involved. I worked very hard,” he said. “What happened is we ended up winning 15 seats instead of losing potentially 25 seats. That’s a big swing and it almost cost Nancy Pelosi her job. I think we have a chance of taking back the House.” 

So far, Trump has endorsed two republican House candidates: Max Miller in Ohio and Julia Letlow in Louisiana. 

Miller, a former White House official, is running against one of the ten republicans who voted to impeach Trump. 

He has also suggested he will endorse primary challengers against the other nine, which includes Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming. 

Republicans need to gain a mere five seats to take back control of the House. The Senate is currently split down the middle, with Kamala Harris as the tie-breaker. 

Fourteen democrat seats and 20 republican seats will be up for taking in 2022. 

However, Trump urged that if the democrats’ new election bill passes, “republicans will have a very hard time getting elected.” 

“What will happen is the democrats will be able to do what they did in the 2020 election,” he said. “And when you look at the dishonesty and all of the things that took place in that election, this should have never happened.”