Former President Donald Trump continues to lead the race for the Republican Party nomination, and he’s also the next-best bet for the 2024 US Elections after the top tandem of president Joe Biden and vice president Kamala Harris. And yet, Trump hasn’t confirmed he will be running in 2024.
As per (visit our Sportsbook Review), Trump is priced as the +200 bet to win the Republican nod in 2024. His nearest rival, Florida governor Ron DeSantis is the second-best bet at +250 while his former UN ambassador Nikki Haley comes in as the third-best bet, but at distant +800 odds.
Trump has been floating the idea of a third stab at the US Elections ever since he left the White House in January, disgruntled and disillusioned with the electoral process that he alleged was fraudulent.
Trump’s allegations were never proven, and he’s failed to provide any evidence of widespread voter fraud, but he nonetheless maintains the 2020 Elections were stolen from him.
Since Trump’s social media ban from Twitter and Facebook was upheld, his reach has been limited. So, piquing interest about a potential candidacy is Trump’s ploy (amongst other strategies) to stay relevant and front and center in the conversation. His other options are rallies and media interviews right now.
Most recently, Trump has dropped several crumbs for the political punditocracy to chew on, as he teased his crowd of supporters on the airwaves via a number of interviews.
Speaking to radio host David Brody of Real America’s Voice network, Trump claimed only a “bad call from a doctor” would derail his ambition to win a second term in office.
“Well, I guess a bad call from a doctor or something, right?” Trump said in response to Brady, who’d asked him to think of a reason why he would not run.
Trump made an appearance on his beloved Fox News, where he claimed his mind was made up about 2024, but he couldn’t reveal his intentions because of “campaign financing” issues.
“I do know my answer but I can’t reveal it yet because that has to do with campaign financing and everything else,” said Trump. “But I absolutely know my answer. We’re going to do very well and people are going to be very happy.”
In August, Trump gave an interview over the phone to Newsmax’ Greg Kelly to touch on the current state of affairs in the country, from Covid-19 to the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan and the upcoming elections in three years. He used the same phrasing “people are going to be very happy” on that occasion too.
In parting, Kelly asked Trump to share his thoughts on a run in 2024. To that Trump responded: “So, look, I love this country. I hate what’s happening to it. I hate it.”
“And we’re not gonna have a country anymore if it keeps going like this week,” he said. “We’re a laughing stock all over the world and I think a lot of people are going to be very happy.”
US Presidential Election: Republican Candidate
- Donald Trump+200
- Ron DeSantis+250
- Nikki Haley+800
- Mike Pompeo+1200
- Kristi Noem+1400
- Mike Pence+1400
- Donald Trump Jr.+2000
- Josh Hawley+2000
- Ted Cruz+2000
- Candace Owens+2500
- Tom Cotton+2500
- Tim Scott+2800
- Kanye West+3000
- Dan Crenshaw+3300
- Rand Paul+3300
- Greg Abbott+5000
- Mitt Romney+5000
- Paul Ryan+5000
- Condoleezza Rice+6600
- Kayleigh McEnany+8000
- Charlie Baker+10000
- John Kasich+10000
- Tommy Tuberville+10000
- George P. Bush+12500
- Jared Kushner+15000
- Jeff Flake+15000
- Lindsey Graham+15000