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Trump ‘wants back’ in national spotlight: Report

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Former US President Donald Trump

Former US President Donald Trump is reportedly determined to win back the White House in the 2024 presidential elections.

"And you start to hear a certain refrain from people who really know him, that he wants back, that he feels he has the political capital with his core supporters," the Washington Post journalist Robert Costa said in an interview with MSNBC.

"This time, even though there are others out there with ambition like Vice President Pence, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, it's President Trump who really wants back, based on our own reporting," Costa added.

Meanwhile, another journalist, Bob Woodward, who has written several books about the former president, approved Costa's assessment regarding Trump’s aspiration.

"And if you get into the question, which is important, to do what? And the answer is to be Donald Trump," Woodward said. "And that is not an agenda. That is not — does not connect to the needs of the people in the country. And his disconnection from that, I mean, the struggle that people are engaged in, he has no idea."

According to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, a majority of Republicans believe that Trump should remain their party's leader.

However, they remain divided on whether the ex-president would be a strong candidate if he decided to run in the 2024 election, showed the poll.

Although Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, 63% to 37%, want Trump to be the leader of the GOP, they remain about evenly split over whether having the defeated former president back on the ticket in 2024 would be an advantage.

Fifty-one percent say that Republicans stand a better chance of retaking the presidency with Trump as their nominee, while 49% say the party would be better off with a different person.

The new numbers are a stark difference from polling taken in 2019, when over three-quarters of Republicans said their party had a better shot in 2020 with Trump as a candidate.


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