“Well, that’s an interesting question,” said former president Donald Trump when asked if he would consider running for New York City’s mayor, per the Washington Examiner. “I would love that. We could straighten it out,” he continued, referring to his message of “law and order.” “I’d say, ‘Fellas, good luck, go to town.’ They’d be announcing in one week, ‘There’s no crime in this city.'”
It does not appear, however, that Trump has his eyes on any office other than the presidency. Per the Washington Examiner, Trump thought conservative commentator Wayne Allyn Root’s idea that he run for Congress and aim to become Speaker of the House was “very interesting.” A former Trump spokesperson later clarified, though, that the former president “has zero desire to be speaker.”
Trump has also been very vocal about his distaste for President Joe Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan. “The leader of our country was made to look like a fool, and that can never be allowed to happen,” he said in remarks released online commemorating September 11. “… Joe Biden and his inept administration surrendered in defeat.”
Plus, Congressman Jim Jordan, a Trump ally, was caught on a hidden camera saying Trump was “about ready to announce [his candidacy] after all of this craziness in Afghanistan.” Per the Washington Examiner, Trump has yet to officially announce his 2024 plans, apparently due to campaign finance laws.