Mark Meadows, who served as former President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff from March 2020 through the end of his term, spoke to conservative commentator and radio host Sebastian Gorka on Wednesday. Gorka asked Meadows to “give us your expectations” on the possibility of a Trump run in 2024. “Every day he’s got another statement he’s making. He’s opened his office. He’s doing political endorsements. Are you feeling good Mark?”
“I’m feeling great about President Trump’s willingness to serve once again in the Oval Office,” Meadows replied. “I can tell you this, he’s making all the preparations necessary. He’s being encouraged by his friends and former staffers.”
“But, 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,” he 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.”
(Relevant portion starts at 6:00 in the video.)
Gorka brought up the “establishment GOP and RINO sub-class” and asked Meadows if they would lose their stranglehold on conservative politics. “What else do we need to do? … Give them some advice.”
“They need to stay in the fight. Do not believe that this battle is over. In fact, if anything, it’s ramping up with those that are Republican In Name Only, the establishment, the swamp’s trying to fight back to make sure that they don’t remember a President Donald Trump,” Meadows told Gorka. “The fighters that are actually fighting for your values and my values and for we the people. Let them hear from you.”
Trump remained uncharacteristically quiet for the first six weeks or so after leaving the White House and moving into his Mar a Lago home with his family.
All of that changed on March 1 when he delivered his much anticipated first major post-presidential speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). He came roaring back to the delight of his supporters.
Since then, he’s been actively preparing for a Republican comeback in the 2022 midterm elections. He’s been endorsing candidates and finding primary opponents for those whom he “disfavors.”
He continues to issue statements about items in the news.
He is also planning his own social media platform. According to his former advisor, Jason Miller, that will happen relatively soon.
In an appearance on Fox News’ “Media Buzz” last month, Miller said, “I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here with his own platform. And this is something that I think will be the the hottest ticket in social media. It’s going to completely redefine the game and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does. But it will be his own platform.”
“I can’t go much further than what I was able to just share, but I can say that it will be big once he starts,” he explained. “There have been a lot of high powered meetings he’s been having at Mar a Lago with some teams of folks who have been coming in. And I got to tell you, there have been – it’s not just one company that’s approached the president. There have been numerous companies.”
Does all of this add up to a Trump run in 2024? I guess we’ll see.