(USA Features) Former President Donald Trump said Monday he is “very seriously” considering running for a second term in 2024 but for now, he is focused on helping like-minded Republicans take back Congress during next year’s midterms.
“We are going to help with the House. I think we have a really good chance. I’m working with everybody, including [House Republican Leader] Kevin McCarthy, in taking back the House. I think we have a really good chance,” he told Fox News host Sean Hannity Monday evening.
Retaking the Senate, which is currently evenly divided with 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats with Vice President Kamala Harris holding the tiebreaking vote, will be more difficult, Trump admitted, but he says he is up for the effort.
“If they need a rally, we’ll do a rally. We’ll do calls, we’ll do all sorts of things. No, no—we’re all in,” said the former president.
Trump believes Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala. is well-positioned to win a seat being vacated by the retirement of GOP Sen. Richard Shelby. He also thinks that New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu can defeat incumbent Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan, and added that the GOP has good candidates in Ohio, where Republican Sen. Rob Portman is set to retire as well.
“Almost everybody I endorse wins,” Trump said, taking credit for boosting Rep. Julia Letlow, R-La., in her recent race to succeed her husband, who died before being sworn in.
He said candidates have been told to run on his “Make America Great Again” agenda if they want to be victorious.
“If they want to win, yes,” Trump said. “If you want to win and win big, you have to do that. You have to do it.”
Republicans lost three seats in the Senate — two in Georgia — ceding control of the chamber to Democrats.
However, the GOP picked up 15 seats in the House, leaving Democrats with a historically thin majority.
As for 2024, Trump provided some insight.
“I say this. I am looking at it very seriously. Beyond seriously,” he said. “From a legal standpoint, I don’t want to really talk about it yet. It’s a little too soon.”