Trump says he'll 'probably' wait until next year to announce if he will run for president in 2024

Former U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during his first post-presidency campaign rally at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington, Ohio, U.S., June 26, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo/File Photo
Former U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during his first post-presidency campaign rally at the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington, Ohio, U.S., June 26, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo/File Photo

The US midterms are scheduled to be held in November 2022, and could dictate whether Trump takes on the Democrats again

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Former US president Donald Trump has announced he will "probably" wait until after next year's midterm elections to formally announce whether he will run for president in 2024.

In yet another indication he is considering another tilt at the US top job, Trump said he's "certainly thinking about it".

He told Fox News: "I think a lot of people will be very happy, frankly, with the decision, and probably will announce that after the midterms."

The Republican added that it "doesn't mean I will" when asked whether he will stick to that timeline. He told Fox News a "lot of great people who are thinking about running are waiting for that decision, because they’re not going to run if I run".

His interview with Fox News is another sign Trump will run for president, having previously alluded to running again following his defeat to Joe Biden last year.

Trump established the Save America committee in November last year shortly after losing the presidential election to Joe Biden.

US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (not pictured) at the White House in Washington DC during the Taoiseach's visit to the US.
US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (not pictured) at the White House in Washington DC during the Taoiseach's visit to the US.

Mr Biden has not committed to running in 2024, and there has been speculation among Democrats he could stand aside for a younger candidate.

Trump has talked up other Republicans who have been rumoured to run for 2024 - including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

The 75-year-old said of Haley: "She said she’d never run if I ran, which I think is a good sign of respect."

A fundraising group run by Trump raised $62m in the first half of 2021, federal records published in August show.