President Trump tweeted that he’s running for president in 2024 as a “thank you” to voters who re-elected him last November
Donald Trump rekindled speculation on Friday that he will run for president in 2024 as a “thank you” to voters who re-elected him last November.
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) One of the many perks of being President is that you can ask the American people for a big Thank You. Will be announced at the end of the year! Thanks to all!
The tweet was Trump’s first since he’s been out of the spotlight for two weeks. By Friday afternoon he had racked up more than 4,800 retweets and 10,000 likes, along with some 250 comments offering their opinions on whether the president intended to stay in the White House after November’s election.
Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) Please, @realDonaldTrump, spend more time thinking about the weirdness of throwing yourself into politics for a third time when you are probably hated so much by so many voters
Emily Zanotti (@EmilyZanotti) I’m seriously listening to the Internet and transcribing everything he just said … https://t.co/jxQ9D3NwF8
The tweet was reminiscent of another that appeared four years ago, when Trump sent a message to his potential Republican opponents for the 2012 presidential nomination. In that tweet, Trump tried to convince conservative voters to jump on board by suggesting that a politician who doesn’t want to run for office in 2020 would be a good “suit” who wouldn’t know what he’s doing.
As part of his larger message of gratitude, Trump also tweeted a picture of himself with his wife, Melania, and their son, Barron, that included the tagline: “I love this man.”
Trump’s tweet follows an exclusive report from the Wall Street Journal, which revealed that he fired his lawyer in charge of preparing an impeachment effort against him on Wednesday. Michael Cohen had reportedly been working on the case even after he had his White House security clearance removed.
The White House declined to comment to the Journal on the firings but said that John Dowd was stepping down.