Former US President Donald Trump hinted at a possible presidential run in 2024.
In his first major appearance since leaving the White House nearly six weeks ago, Trump vowed to help Republicans try to regain majorities – lost during his presidency – in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate in 2022 congressional elections and hinted at himself as a possibility for president in 2024.
Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, Trump assured his supporters that Republicans will soon regain their majority.
“With your help, we will take back the House, we will win the Senate and then a Republican president will make a triumphant return to the White House. I wonder who will that be?” he said, smiling. “Who, who, who will that be, I wonder.” said Trump.
Trump does not appear to have let go of his anger at Republicans who voted to impeach or convict in a failed congressional effort to hold him responsible for inciting a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
“Get rid of ‘em all,” he shouted after naming some of those Republicans.
Trump further criticized Biden and repeated his false accusations made after the defeat to Democrat candidate Joe Biden during the election.
He positioned himself as the lead critic of the new president, including on immigration and security along the U.S. border with Mexico, and the slow reopening of schools closed due to the pandemic before delving into his false election fraud claims.
“We have a very sick and corrupt electoral process that has to be fixed immediately. This election was rigged,” Trump said. “And the Supreme Court and other courts didn’t want to do anything about it.” He added.
Trump and his supporters spent two months denying his election defeat, and claiming without evidence it was the result of widespread voter fraud, before his supporters stormed the Capitol and seized the Congress on Jan. 6 seeking to disrupt congressional certification of Biden’s win.
Trump declared the Republican Party is still united behind him.