‘A wonderful future lies ahead’: Trump teases 2024 presidential run in Thanksgiving message to nation
‘A very interesting time in our Country, but do not worry, we will be great again – and we will all do it together,’ the former president said in a statement.
‘America will never fail, and we will never allow it to go in the wrong direction. Too many generations of greatness are counting on us. Enjoy your Thanksgiving knowing that a wonderful future lies ahead!,’ he added.
Trump has been hinting he will seek another term in office since he lost the 2020 election, which he falsely claims was stolen from him.
But he has not formally announced a challenge to President Joe Biden.
Trump’s Thanksgiving message also played off his ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign theme from last year.
Trump told Fox News he will make a decision on another run after the 2022 midterms.
‘I am certainly thinking about it and we’ll see,’ Trump said. ‘I think a lot of people will be very happy, frankly, with the decision, and probably will announce that after the midterms.’
Donald Trump shared a Thanksgiving messge to the nation that hinted he may run for president again
Donald Trump pardoning the turkey at his last Thanksgiving at the White House in November 2020 with Melania Trump at his side
An Emerson College poll earlier this month showed Trump narrowly beating Biden in a hypothetical matchup although the result was within the margin of error. Trump won 45% to Biden’s 43%.
Biden has said repeatedly he will seek another term in the White House even as some Democrats raise concern about his age and health.
The president is spending Thanksgiving on Nantucket with wife Jill, their kids and grandkids.
On Thursday, the first couple watched the Macy’s parade on TV before phoning in to the Today show, then heading out to thank the troops and issue a Twitter video message to the public.
The family is staying at David Rubenstein’s $20million retreat – a move that drew ire from ordinary Americans, many of whom are struggling to pay for the same Thanksgiving meals they are used to because of soaring inflation.
President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden phoned in to the Today show on Thursday morning to speak with host Al Roker, who was broadcasting from the Macy’s parade. The President told him: ‘My message is after two years, we’re back, America is back, there’s nothing we’re unable to overcome, Al, you’re one of the reasons for that, pal. You’re always up, always rooting’. Jill is wearing a pair of $495 Chloe sneakers
President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden had virtual calls with troops stationed around the world while visiting the US Coast Guard Station at Brant Point. The units they spoke to were Army: 194th Armored Regiment – Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Marine Corps: 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit – at sea on the Arabian Gulf Navy: USS Milius (DDG-69) – at sea on the East China Sea Air Force: 837th Training Squadron, Inter-American Air Forces Academy – Lackland Air Force Base, Texas Space Force: 18th Space Control Squadron – Vandenberg Space Force Base, California Coast Guard: Air Station Kodiak – Kodiak, Alaska
They had virtual calls with troops around the world, then President Biden spoke to some of those who were there in person.
After the call, the Bidens meet outside with about two dozen Coast Guard members stationed at the base.
The president passed around challenge coins that were given to him by the military aide who also carries the presidential football.
‘I don’t have coins,’ Jill Biden joked as she just shook hands with the service members. They both spent several minutes talking to the Coast Guard members and posing for photos.
Biden said he was thankful for the service members and pointed out throughout his more than forty years in politics he has met with troops around the world.
“I’m not joking when I say I’m thankful for these guys – I’m thankful for them, and everybody, I mean it from the bottom of my heart,” the president said when asked what he’s thankful for.
He added: “I’ve watched them in the South China Sea, I’ve watched them in Afghanistan, Iraq. I’ve watched them in South America.’
‘Look and see them. That’s who they see. They don’t see us here. They see them. It makes me proud,’ he said.