Trump’s words at the rally, which featured an appearance from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), were the closest he’s come to officially confirming a 2024 bid.
“Now, in order to make our country successful and safe and glorious, I will very, very, very, probably do it again, okay?” Trump said, toying with the crowd. “I probably will have to do it again”
At a Sioux City rally Thursday night, former President Donald Trump hinted at a 2024 run, spoke in support of Chuck Grassley and Kim Reynolds, and promised to keep the Iowa caucuses first in the nation. https://t.co/JrdG0uprRu
— Iowa Capital Dispatch (@IowaCapDispatch) November 4, 2022
Trump also stayed with the playbook from previous stump speeches and mentioned his increased popularity in 2020 along with his conviction that the election was stolen.
“I ran twice, I won twice, and did much better the second time than I did the first, getting millions more votes in 2020 than I got in 2016; and likewise, getting more votes than any sitting president in the history of our country by far,” he added.
Trump was in Iowa on behalf of Gov. Kim Reynolds (R-IA), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and attorney general candidate Brenna Bird (R-IA). Both Reynolds and Grassley are running for reelection, while Bird hopes Trump’s endorsement will put her in office for the first time.
In the coming days, the former president will continue his speaking tour in what has already been a hyperactive campaign season.
The former president will be in Latrobe, Pennsylvania on Saturday night for yet another “Save America” event that will be televised by Newsmax. Sunday night he appears in Miami, followed by one final rally in Dayton, Ohio beginning at 8 p.m. est.
The events in Pennsylvania and Ohio take place in key battleground states where Trump-endorsed candidates Dr. Mehmet Oz (R-PA) and J.D. Vance (R-OH) look to help Republicans retake control of the U.S. Senate.