Former President Donald Trump spoke at another weekend rally Saturday, this time to a rowdy crowd in the town of Robstown, Texas, just outside Corpus Christi. Trump hit his usual talking points but got a little closer when he hinted at a presidential nomination in 2024.
Trump encouraged the crowd to help create a red wave of conservatism for Republicans to take back the Senate and House of Representatives.
“This is the year we’re going to take back the House, we’re going to take the Senate,” Trump said.
Then he shifted the focus to the next presidential election.
“In 2024 we will reclaim our beautiful White House,” Trump told the crowd. This comes after the former president gave another subtle hint that he might join the fight.
“To make our country prosperous, safe and glorious again, I’ll probably have to do it all over again,” Trump said, prompting a standing ovation and loud “USA, USA” shouts. “But first we must win a historic victory for the Republican Party this November.”
Although there was no formal announcement that Trump would run again, he hinted earlier this year that he would likely wait until the end of the midterm elections in November before making a statement.
Trump has continually traveled across America this year not only to promote his term and promote candidates from state to state, but he has constantly talked about how he can “Make America Great Again” (MAGA). The upcoming midterm elections won’t elect a president, but they will appear to set the tone as to who has the better momentum – Trump or President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party.
Trump’s presence in Texas has consisted of supporting candidates such as Gov. Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton, Land Commissioner Sid Miller and a number of other local and regional candidates running as Republicans.
Trump boasted that all 33 of his supporters in Texas won their primary earlier this year.
The only Texas Democratic candidate to be singled out was Beto O’Rourke, who is running for governor against Abbott. Trump called O’Rourke “a flake” who “wants to take your guns” and “wants to keep borders open.”
“In seventeen days, the people of Texas will defeat Beto O’Rourke,” Trump said. “And we will keep Greg Abbott, a wonderful man, a great man, a great governor.”
Trump said other things like:
- “[As president] I wish I had [Ken Paxton] as Attorney General.”
- Mexico is the “No. 1 Unsafe Country” in the world, even more so than Afghanistan.
At one point during the rally, when Trump was addressing the committee hearings on Jan. 6, he was interrupted by the entire crowd chanting “The Star Spangled Banner” and another “USA, USA” chant.
Trump’s music before taking the stage on Saturday night included two Village People songs: “Macho Man” and “YMCA.” Finally, he appeared at the event with the Lee Greenwood rendition of “God Bless the USA.”
The midterm elections will take place on November 8th. Some states have already started early voting, while many will begin early voting on Monday, October 24.
news week contacted Trump’s office.
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-hints-2024-election-i-will-probably-have-do-it-again-1754092 “I’ll probably have to do it again”