https://www.dw.com-The former US president stopped short of a formal announcement but he is strongly hinting at a run. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is also on the campaign trail ahead of next week’s midterm elections.
Donald Trump on Thursday stopped just short of announcing another run for the US presidency in 2024.
He is out campaigning for Republicans ahead of next week’s midterm elections.
“This is the year we’re going to take back the House,” he told a cheering crowd in Sioux City, Iowa.
“We’re going to take back the Senate. We’re going to take back America and then in 2024, most importantly, we are going to take back our magnificent White House,” he said.
“I will very very, very probably do it again,” Trump said, “Very, very, very probably.”
Biden playing defense
Meanwhile, the current occupant of the White House, President Joe Biden was also making a campaign swing largely focused on shoring up support in Democratic party strongholds.
Biden is fighting to help his party hold off a strong challenge mounted by Republicans for control of the US CongressImage: Saul Loeb/AFP
“Democracy is on the ballot,” Biden said in Oceanside, California.
“The truth of the matter is that … this election is going to determine the direction of the country for at least a decade or more.”
Biden’s four-state, three-day trip also includes New Mexico, Illinois and Pennsylvania, where former President Barack Obama will join him at a rally Saturday.
A president’s party typically faces significant losses during midterm elections.
If Republicans seize control of Congress, Biden will likely face a permanent political dogfight and legislative gridlock over the next two years of his administration.
lo/msh (AFP, AP, Reuters)