(USA Features) Former White House chief of staff and North Carolina Republican congressman Mark Meadows said Thursday there is a “better than 50-50″ chance former President Donald Trump runs for a second term in 2024.
“I’m feeling great about President Trump’s willingness to serve once again in the Oval Office,” Meadows told America First’s Sebastian Gorka, another former Trump administration official.
Though he did not elaborate, Meadows said the 45th president is “making all the preparations necessary” to run again for the White House and is being “encouraged by his friends” and former administration officials to do so.
“Ultimately, what I think you will see is a vision for America that didn’t stop on Nov. 3, didn’t stop on Jan. 20, and we need to reengage,” Meadows said. “So he’s getting major encouragement, and I would say this: I would put the odds at better than 50-50 that he runs again, and everybody should take note of that.”
Speculation has been rampant over whether Trump will go ahead and seek the GOP nomination in 2024.
In March, the former president said that he’ll most likely make a decision about running in 2024 after seeing how the 2022 midterm elections turn out.
“Based on every poll, they want me to run again, but we’re going to take a look, and we’ll see. We have first steps. First, we have to see what we can do with the House,” Trump said last month in an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo.