Former President Donald Trump intends to enter the presidential race again in 2024, former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said on Monday.
O’Reilly said during an appearance on Dan Abrams’ NewsNation prime-time show that the former president had called him to say that he was planning to run for office again.
The former Fox News host said he told Trump the move was “good for you.”
“It is good that people see the other side of you, not the political side. You told the truth You believe in wax. Your administration did it, and you should take credit for it,” O’Reilly said as he told Trump when he called him shortly after a speaking tour in Dallas.
“I’m trying to tell President Trump, go by his record. He’s going to run again, okay,” O’Reilly said. “I said, ‘Run on your record because your record is great.'”
It comes after Trump hinted again at a 2024 presidential run during his “history tour” with O’Reilly in Orlando on Sunday.
“We won the first time, and the second time we won even more. And it looks like we might have to think very strongly for the third time,” Trump told O’Reilly in front of the crowd at Amway Center.
The pair’s tour began on December 11 in Sunrise, Florida and lasted until December 19.
Trump did not comment when asked by O’Reilly whether Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis would be “likely No. 2” in 2024.
“First of all, I think people will be very happy with what I do,” Trump said. [DeSantis] Definitely someone I really like. I can tell you that.”
DeSantis has become popular among GOP voters because of his firm stance against the Biden administration’s lockdowns, COVID-19 vaccine mandates and immigration policy.
Meanwhile, Trump has been pointing to a possible run into 2024 for months. Earlier, Trump said he would announce whether he would run again after the 2022 midterm election. He also said that the reason he could not announce his run was due to “too complicated” campaign finance rules and regulations.
A recent poll showed that 67 percent of GOP voters would choose Trump in the potential 2024 presidential race, RSBN reported.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on November 22 that President Joe Biden intends to run for a second term in 2024.
“That is. That is his intention,” he told reporters on Air Force One.
America’s oldest President Biden turned 79 last month.
Harry Lee contributed to this report.