Trump: We'll take back Congress in 2022, and win the White House in 2024

Former President tells party donors he will help them win seats in 2022 congressional elections.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Former US President Donald Trump on Saturday told party donors he will help them win seats in 2022 congressional elections, though he shed no new light on whether he will seek a second term in 2024.

Trump played host to a dinner at his Mar-a-Lago Club for Republican National Committee donors who are spending the weekend charting the future course of the party in Palm Beach, Florida.

“We are gathered tonight to talk about the future of the Republican Party - and what we must do to set our candidates on a course to victory,” Trump said, according to a text of his speech to the group seen by Reuters.

“I stand before you this evening filled with confidence that in 2022, we are going to take back the House (of Representatives) and we are going to reclaim the Senate. And then in 2024, a Republican candidate is going to win the White House,” he added.

Trump, who sprinkled his remarks with attacks on his successor Joe Biden, said the key to victories in 2022 is to build on those gains, saying “the Republican Party will succeed and grow in the future by embracing its destiny as the champion of working-class Americans.”

Since leaving the White House, Trump has hinted at a potential 2024 run but has not said so implicitly.

In a recent appearance on the podcast of his daughter-in-law Lara Trump, the former president called on his supporters to "have hope."

“You do have hope, that I can tell you,” Trump said. “You do have hope. We love our country — this country. We all owe a lot to our country but now we have to help our country.”

Trump has spent the 2-1/2 months since his chaotic exit from the White House considering requests from 2022 candidates for his endorsement and has been giving them his blessing based on whether they support him and his agenda or not.

Last month, during a speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference, Trump teased a 2024 run, and said of the Democrats, "Actually, as you know they just lost the White House...who knows, I may even decide to beat them for a third time."

He has said any talk of his own plans - the Constitution gives him the right to seek another four-year term - should wait until after the November 2022 elections.