Did Trump just confirm his 2024 run? Ex-POTUS calls himself 45th and 47th president
The biggest question in American politics right now is not who will take the Senate in the 2022 midterms, but rather - will Donald Trump run again for President in 2024? Ever since leaving the White House, Trump has been quite coy about his plans, dropping hints that he was only considering a run, but had not decided yet.
Still seen by many as the leader of the GOP, Trump is widely viewed by the party and voters as the right candidate for President. Other former close allies, such as Richard Grenell have downplayed the rumors, saying he was told personally by Trump that his political career was finished. The mixed signals have many wondering what the future could hold, and if one of Trump's children would run instead if he was unable to.
For his part, Trump has been happy to let the chaos and confusion reign online. Despite making multiple media appearances over the past year, he's refused to say exactly what his position is, preferring to be vague. Some have speculated he's waiting to see if the GOP can take back the Senate, which would indicate Americans still have a strong appetite for his populist brand of politics. On January 26 though, we might have finally got a confirmation thanks to one Twitter video.
Trump calls himself '45th and 47th' POTUS
It's unclear when Trump made the comments, but they were made public via a video uploaded to Twitter on January 26 by World Wire News. The account tweeted, "BREAKING: While playing a round of golf, Trump says he’s the “45th and 47th” President of the United States." In the video, Trump is seen at a Florida golf course engaging in a game with several people. The narrator of the video says, "First tee. Forty-fifth president of the United States."
To that, Trump responds, "45th and 47th," to applause with the narrator even saying, "I love that." Joe Biden is currently the 46th Preisdent, having succeeded Trump in January 2021. Here's the video as uploaded by World Wire News-
It's the first time since leaving the White House Trump has explicitly said he intends to run again, which might not be a big surprise to many. Republicans like Senator Lindsay Graham have vociferously backed Trump as the leader of the GOP, with many indicating they were willing to endorse him again in 2024. Biden also said he plans to run for reelection that year, so it seems like we could have a rematch of 2020 on the cards.
'I want whatever he's smoking'
The video was met with mixed reactions, including a large number of people who decided to troll Trump. "Never gonna happen .....Deep State will not allow it," one user mocked, while another replied, "Which basically means he is accepting the 2020 election fraud...?!" One person replied, "I want whatever he's smoking."
Never gonna happen .....Deep State will not allow it ......— HockeyDad22 (@KellyJo44842949) January 27, 2022
Which basically means he is accepting the 2020 election fraud...?!— Jo De (@jo_degenhardt) January 26, 2022
I want whatever he's smoking. pic.twitter.com/fWzjT1lNID— Roc Marciano (@MarcianoRoc) January 26, 2022
Trump also found a lot of support amongst his fans. Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers tweeted, "Trump was/is/will be the 45th elected, 46th legitimate, 47th reinstated, 48th elected." One user tweeted, "I just heard Donald J. Trump saying that he will be not only the 45th Potus but also Potus number 47!! Great news!"
Trump was/is/will be the 45th elected, 46th legitimate, 47th reinstated, 48th elected pic.twitter.com/p6j6HLu6Sj— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) January 26, 2022
I just heard Donald J. Trump saying that he will be not only the 45th Potus but also Potus number 47!!— WIJ ZIJN NEDERLAND! (@2dekamerpvv) January 26, 2022