“I take it very seriously, very seriously,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity in his first major television broadcast. interview since he left the White House on January 20, sent night to Tuesday Norwegian time.
He says he is studying the idea of running again in the 2024 presidential election, but will not commit to the plans for the time being.
– From a legal point of view, I will not talk more about it completely yet, it is a bit too early, he says – without elaborating on what the legal entails.
Trump faces at least two legal challenges:
- He and his Trump organization are being investigated by Attorney General Cyrus Vance in Manhattan, New York, allegedly for tax and insurance crimes, according to New York Times.
- Trump is also being investigated by prosecutors in Fulton County, Georgia, for a telephone conversation between him and state electoral officer Brad Raffensperger on Jan. 2, when he tried to press Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes”, so he got more votes than Biden in Georgia in the presidential election.
– Has fantastic numbers
Also at the annual CPAC conference hosted by the American Conservative Union (ACU) in February, Trump hinted at running for re-election. But Trump now emphasizes that he has “fantastic numbers” and is more popular than before the presidential election in 2020, according to himself.
– No president has been close to such figures before. The popularity is greater now than the day before the presidential election. They (the people) see how bad the situation is at the borders. They see that their weapons, the second constitutional amendment (the right to hold and carry weapons that are strong in the United States, journ.anm.), Are about to be taken from them. Taxes and expenses go up, and jobs will disappear, says the former president.
Migration pressure on the southern border of the United States has become one of President Joe Biden’s biggest challenges so far in the presidency. The number of migrants increased sharply in Trump’s last year in the White House, but has grown further under Biden, writes NTB.
However, Biden has pointed out that similar waves were experienced in 2019 and 2020.
– What do you miss most about being in the White House? asks Hannity.
– What I miss most is helping the people. That’s why I did it. This has been traumatic. I had a great life and no problems (before I became president), but now people go after me no matter what I do. It’s vicious, awful. But you know what? I did it because I love to help.
Will campaign for the party
Trump has previously said he will help Republicans regain power in Congress, where they have lost both the president and the majority in both chambers. He has pledged to help the elected Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Senate in the midterm elections in 2022, and repeats this message in the Fox News interview.
– I will assist with public meetings and conversations. Almost everyone I give my support to wins, he says.
– If you stood again, and won, what would you do differently? asks host Hannity.
– When I became president, I was hit by “silly” Russia investigations. I’ve been fighting investigations for five years. Really, almost since the day I was married. There were investigations initiated by the Democrats, says Trump – and believes the riot made it “impossible to negotiate with Russia”.
– Getting along with countries like Russia and China is a good thing, not a bad thing, says Trump, but believes this was not possible as a result of the investigations.
Trump has always believed that the Russia investigation was a crusade against him, and referred to specialist letter researcher Robert Mueller in the most condescending way as president. Mueller sought to uncover ties between Trump’s aides and Russia in the 2016 presidential election, but failed to find conclusive evidence against him.