Trump says he is ‘100% considering’ running again in 2024 and names possible VP choice
Former President Donald Trump said that he is “100% thinking about” another run for president and that he would “certainly consider” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as his running mate.
“I endorsed Ron and after I endorsed him he took off like a rocket ship,” Trump said Thursday in an interview on “Mornings with Maria” on Fox News. “He’s done a great job as governor.”
Trump discussed main policy areas of a potential 2024 platform with host Maria Bartiromo, focusing on protecting the Second Amendment, immigration, and the energy industry. The former president also commented on Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night.
Trump blasted Biden for not adequately addressing the crisis on the southern border.
“He didn’t discuss the border, and the fact that tens of thousands of people are pouring into our country, many of them criminals, many of them people from jail, many of them doing acts that you don’t even want to know about, and they’re pouring into our country… At a level that’s never been seen before.”
“They have to finish the wall,” Trump said. He noted that the border wall “would have been completed if I didn’t get sued by Congress and the Democrats every single moment.”
He also noted that the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy was “a great thing,” but the Biden administration “gave it up” and “now everyone is pouring into our country.”
Trump also attacked Biden’s tax policies calling them “the biggest tax increase in history,” which he argued will “destroy the economy.”
“You’re going from the biggest decrease to the biggest increase in history. It’s going to be a shock to all people, not rich people, all people.”
Biden’s proposed American Jobs Plan includes an increase in the corporate tax rate to 28% from 21%, establishing a global minimum tax of 21% and eliminating various perceived loopholes in the corporate tax code.
The second proposal contains a number of increases on individuals and households, notably raising the top personal income tax rate to 39.6% from 37%.
The White House has maintained that taxes will not increase for individuals earning less than $400,000.
Watch the full interview here: