Donald Trump hints at 2024 run by boasting he will be the '47th' US president

The Republican has not yet formally announced his candidacy, but he confidently backed his chances as he teed up a drive at the Trump National golf course in Florida.

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Donald Trump has declared himself the '47th President' while golfing, in a hint that he may be set to run for the role in 2024.

The Republican has not yet formally announced his candidacy, but he confidently backed his chances as he teed up a drive at the Trump National golf course in Florida.

In a video taken by one of Trump's entourage, the 75-year-old is introduced with the commentary: “First tee. 45th President of the United States”.

Trump, wearing a "Make America Great Again" cap, responded: responded “45th and 47th” - a reference to his ambitions to secure a second term as US President, after the 46th, Joe Biden.

He is then cheered and applauded as he struck the ball down the fairway, with the person operating the camera describing the shot as "beautiful".

Last week, Donald Trump outlined his ambitions for another run by saying to a crowd during a rally in Arizona: "We’re going to stage a comeback the likes of which nobody has ever seen".

He added defiantly: "In 2024, we are going to take back the White House".

The former US President also claimed that the election results of 2020 were fraudulent, and refused to take responsibility for the Capitol Hill riots.

Trump criticised the current US President, Joe Biden, for "turning the US into a laughing stock".

He added that Biden and the Democrats have "brought our country to the brink of ruin".

Donald Trump has also criticised Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor who is among the favourites to lead the Republican presidential bid.

He called his former ally "dull" and "gutless".