Turns out, if you really want to know what the future holds for voters, have dinner with Donald Trump.
He’s told at least three fellow diners his plans for the next election.
In fact, if you happen to dine with Trump, take your shades. Because the future looks outstandingly bright. As Rolling Stone tells it, a former senior RNC official went on record to say, “I have three friends who’ve had dinner with him in the last couple of months. All three reported that his current plans are to run for president in 2024.”
The former official added, “now, whether he does or not is a different issue. We’ve still got three years to go. But he’s telling people that.”
Yet, in true Trump fashion, the former president didn’t confirm or deny such rumors. Knowing Trump’s style of finesse, he’s happy to let the gossip pick up steam either way.
If Trump runs in 2024, these rumors are free advertising. And we all know Trump loves to get all the free press he can muster. Recall, Trump utilized the evening news in 2016 to get his message out without buying up tons of trashy political ads. So starting the rumor mill is a smart move.
Rolling Stone adds:
A former Trump adviser who speaks with members of Trump’s inner circle says he’s been briefed on similar conversations that reflect the former president’s current thinking. The ex-adviser says Trump started to give indications in private back in May that he was leaning toward running again, and that the more recent signs suggest he wants to run.
“All the people I talk to who deal with him directly think as of now he is running,” the ex-adviser says.
Trump’s popularity within the party remains strong. In a recent survey by GOP pollster Tony Fabrizio, half of the respondents said they’d support Trump in a GOP primary. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Trump ally, finished in second place with 19 percent of the people surveyed.
And I’m willing to bet those numbers continue to favor Trump as Biden continues to run America into the ground.
Out of Gas
Biden’s destruction of America would take days to write out. But if I had to pick an issue I’m especially frustrated with, it’s got to be gas prices.
Gasoline prices influence everything. Food prices, retail prices, family vacations, you name it. Trump worked tirelessly to lower gas prices, effectively putting money back in our pockets. But I can assure you, I felt the sting of the Biden Administration when we took our family vacation to Crystal Beach.
Fuels costs nearly doubled. And the groceries, I don’t even want to tell you what I spent for a week of food down there! But I will tell you we have our president to thank.
As The Hill explains:
Oil prices jumped on the news, popping 4 percent to pre-pandemic levels for the first time in a year; the surge rattled markets already nervous about rising inflation.
The Saudis are reminding Biden that they can be a valuable ally or a formidable foe.
In his fever to undo every vestige of the Trump presidency, Biden has undermined the extraordinary progress made by the previous administration towards peace in the Middle East, including by “recalibrating” our relationship with Saudi Arabia. The signing of the Abraham Accords between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco marked an undisputed breakthrough in opening relations among bitter enemies and also in ring-fencing a belligerent Iran.
Instead of attempting to build on that achievement, Biden has tried to bury it.
Sadly, you and I feel the burn every single time we pull up to the pump or step up to the register. And there’s no relief in sight. Unless we get Donald Trump back. Of course, Trump may have no intentions of running. He could be letting rumors spin just to get Biden’s goat. But personally, I’m praying for a re-run. And at least 80 million Americans have my back on this one.