“Both of you are close to the former president,” host Sean Hannity said. “Is Donald Trump running for president? Jim Jordan, we give it to you first.”
“Yeah, I think he is,” the Ohio Republican said. “Every time I speak to him, he says that he wants to run, he plans to run, I think, but he hasn’t fully committed to that yet, but I certainly hope he does because no president has done more of what he said he would do than President Trump. Best president I think we ever had, keeping his word, doing what he said, doing what he was elected to do. That’s the kind of individual we need in the White House, and that’s the kind of individual that our adversaries respected because they knew he was putting America’s interests first and standing strong for the principles that mattered.”
Meadows affirmed Jordan’s viewpoint, noting that “it’s a time for choosing” between the far-left Democratic Party and the GOP.
“Yeah. Listen, Sean, when he came down that escalator, the left has been going after him, attack after attack after attack, from Russia hoax to impeachment,” Meadows said. “Now we’re even still seeing it in New York City. Here’s what I will say: The American people want him to run. I believe he will run. And at the end of the day, it’s a time for choosing, and the American people will choose Donald Trump.”
Similarly, South Carolina Republican Rep. Lindsey Graham was asked by Hannity on Monday whether Trump will run in the next presidential election. Graham noted that Trump has “some damage to repair” but is “in great shape to win the primary and could get reelected.”
A poll conducted May 17-19 found 63 percent of Republicans think the former president should run in 2024. A little less than a quarter of independents concurred.