Donald Trump hints at running for president in 2024 in first post-White House interview

Rush Limbaugh: Donald Trump pays tribute to radio host

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The former President left office last month for Democrat Joe Biden, despite Mr Trump continuing to claim the US election was “rigged”. After Mr Trump was acquitted by the Senate during last week’s impeachment trial, and after conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh died, the Republican broke his silence and spoke out about his future in politics.

While refusing to confirm whether he would run for President again, Mr Trump said he still has “tremendous support” with voters.

He said to right-wing TV station Newsmax after being asked if he would run again: “I won’t say yet but we have tremendous support.

“And I’m looking at poll numbers that are through the roof.

“Let’s say somebody gets impeached, typically your numbers would go down, they would go down like a dead balloon.

“But the numbers are very good, they’re very high.”

A Morning Consult poll conducted for The Times showed how the former President still enjoys massive support from Republican voters for a potential run in 2024.

The survey, carried out between February 14 and February 15, sees 54 percent support Mr Trump to represent the Republican Party in 2024.

Mike Pence, former Vice President, is in second place with 12 percent support.

A previous poll from January 8 to January 11, shortly after the US Capitol riots, saw Mr Trump with 42 percent support.

Since leaving the White House Mr Trump has teased a future run for President, but has kept quiet on details.

Speaking to a reporter from the Washington Examiner at Trump International Golf Club restaurant in January, he teased “something”.

He said, “We’ll do something, but not just yet”, before an aide to the former President cut the conversation short.

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Mr Trump also told Newsmax about his plans to set up his own social media network, after being banned from Twitter.

Blasting the social media giant, Mr Trump said “he won’t be back on Twitter” and claimed “it’s become very boring”.

He added: “If you look at what’s going on with Twitter, I understand it’s become very boring and millions are leaving.”

He also suggested smaller social media sites might be where he reappears online, and added: “Part of the problem is mechanically they can’t handle it, it’s too many people. It’s bigger than they are by many times.”

Appearing on Fox News to pay tribute to Mr Limbaugh, who died of lung cancer on February 17, Mr Trump called the radio icon a “legend”.

He said: “There aren’t too many legends around. But he is a legend.

“And those people who listen to him every day, it was like a religious experience for a lot of people.”

The President honoured the radio personality with a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2020 in his last State of the Union address.

The former President also claimed Mr Limbaugh agreed with his entirely unsubstantiated claim that the 2020 election was “rigged”.

Speaking to One America News, he said the radio personality agreed with him on how the Republicans “were robbed”.

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