Sep 11, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Trump hints at 2024 White House run during 9/11 visit

President Trump speaking.
Former President Donald Trump. Photo: Andy Jacobsohn /AFP via Getty Images

Former President Donald Trump said Saturday that it's an "easy question" whether he'll run for office in 2024 while talking to firefighters and police officers in New York City on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

The big picture: Trump skipped the day's official events in lieu of his campaign-style appearance with first responders. He is also scheduled to provide commentary for a pay-per-view boxing match Saturday night in Florida.

  • President Biden as well as former Presidents Obama and Clinton were at Saturday morning's ceremony at Ground Zero, while former President George Bush was in Shanksville, Pennsylvania at another ceremony.
  • In May, sources close to Trump believed he was increasingly likely to run in 2024.

What he's saying: “Actually, for me, it’s an easy question. I know what I’m going to do,” Trump said in response to a police officer asking if he’d run again.

  • He continued and said that he could not share his answer yet due to campaign finance laws.
  • “I think you’re going to be happy,” he added of his decision.
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