Former President Donald Trump said Tuesday he cannot announce a decision to run for president due to campaign finance laws, which he described as “ridiculous” and “outdated.”
During an interview with radio host Michael Savage, the former president was asked to talk about the possibility of running for president in 2024.
“I can’t really because of campaign finance rules, regulations, very complicated, very stiff, and frankly very antiquated if you want to know the truth. It’s ridiculous,” Trump said, adding that he will talk about his political future soon. “I will be talking about it and I think that people will be very happy,” he predicted.
Trump has not made public announcements about running for president, although during a February speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, he suggested he might run. Trump also told several news outlets in recent months that he wants to help Republicans win back Congress during the 2022 midterms first before making any announcements.
Late last month, the former commander-in-chief was asked about whether he has decided on whether he would run for president or not during a segment with Fox News’s Sean Hannity. “Yes” was Trump’s response, without elaborating.
Should Trump decide to run, he would be likely the most popular GOP candidate owing to his status as a former president. If he officially announced a 2024 bid, Trump would then be subject to stricter rules regarding his personal finances as well as limits on donations and spending for political causes.
The former president’s political action committee, Save America PAC, allows him to spend millions of dollars that he has raised after the 2020 election. However, he cannot spend the funds on a presidential campaign.
This is an excerpt from The Epoch Times.
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