Rep. Jim Jordan strongly believes that former President Trump will run for the presidency in 2024 and says he’s “almost ready” to announce his candidacy following Biden’s deadly and botched “mess” in Afghanistan.
“President Trump, he’s going to run again,” Jordan stated in a clip that was released by Undercurrent TV journalist Lauren Windsor.
“You think so?” an unidentified person asked Jordan. “I know so, yeah, I talked to him yesterday,” the congressman asserted, during a Dallas County GOP event in Iowa.
“He’s about ready to announce after all of this craziness in Afghanistan,” the Ohio Republican declared.
Jim Jordan: President Trump, he's gonna run again.
Pete: You think so?
Jordan: I know so. Yeah, I talked to him yesterday. He's about ready to announce after all of this craziness in Afghanistan… pic.twitter.com/Ndogdm7Ipl
— Lauren Windsor (@lawindsor) September 3, 2021
After Windsor tweeted Jordan’s remarks, a spokesman for Jordan claimed he didn’t say that Trump would run again.
“Apparently Jim Jordan’s spokesperson has claimed he did not tell me tonight that Trump is imminently announcing his run for 2024. We can’t both be right. See for yourself, video coming tomorrow… stay tuned,” Windsor wrote and later released the footage on social media.
Jordan spokesperson claiming the congressman didn’t say this: “Not true. Mr. Jordan did not say this.” https://t.co/sKS8lwknli
— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) September 3, 2021
Former Trump adviser Jason Miller is also asserting that he talked to Trump and “it’s pretty clear that he’s running” in 2024.
“I would say somewhere between 99 and 100%. I think he is definitely running in 2024,” Miller told Cheddar’s J.D. Durkin on Thursday.
Former Trump adviser Jason Miller says he talked to Trump last night and “it’s pretty clear that he’s running” in 2024.
“I would say somewhere between 99 and 100%. I think he is definitely running in 2024.” pic.twitter.com/tFQDor78Tv
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) September 3, 2021
Trump has been very cagey about whether he will run again. He has hinted at it numerous times but has not made a formal announcement. Most Republicans believe that the nomination is his for the asking and the field of candidates would part like the Red Sea to make way for the former president to run again.
Jordan also drew loud cheers from a group of Dallas County Republicans at a “Party Like a Patriot” event on Thursday evening when he praised Trump and thanked the group for standing by him.
“I think he’s gonna run,” Jordan proclaimed. “I want him to run. He’s proven he can take the heat. We’re at a moment now where you’ve got to have someone who’s willing to fight, willing to stand up to all the abuses.”
(Video Credit: KCCI)
Jordan has been a lightning rod for criticism from the media and the left because he is a staunch ally of former President Trump and because he was one of the 147 Republicans who voted against certifying the 2020 Electoral College results on Jan. 6 according to the Des Moines Register.
“Like I tell my colleagues, particularly the guys in the Freedom Caucus, if the press isn’t saying something bad about you, you’re not doing anything good,” he said. … “Just getting involved in supporting conservative values and principles, you’re going to get attacked by the cancel culture mob.”
In August, Trump teased running again to Fox News host Sean Hannity.
“As the campaign finance laws are extremely complicated and unbelievably stupid, I’m actually not allowed to answer that question, can you believe it?” Trump said at the time.
He added: “I’d love to answer it. But let me put it this way, I think you’ll be happy and I think a lot of our friends will be very happy. But I’m not actually allowed to answer it, it makes things very difficult if I do.”
Trump also indicated that he might run in an interview on “The Truth with Lisa Boothe.”
“We won it twice. I’ve won it twice and now I have to win it again,” Trump emphatically stated. “I guess if we’re going to save the country, look … I’ll make a decision.”
Trump announced this week that he would be visiting Iowa in another possible indication that he will be announcing a run soon for the presidency in 2024.
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