Former President Donald Trump was caught on camera telling his golf buddies that he will be the “45th and 47th president.”
Trump has not formally announced his candidacy, though he has been dropping hints for quite some time.
The new video features Trump wearing one of his signature “Make America Great Again” hats while preparing to tee off.
“First on the tee, the 45th president of the United States,” one of his friends says, prompting Trump to reply “45th and 47th.”
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The comment drew excited cheers from those present.
Trump ally Sebastian Gorka tweeted out the video with the caption, “Yes, President Trump is running!”
Yes, President Trump is running! pic.twitter.com/kIASNZIONS
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) January 26, 2022
Trump has been teasing a 2024 campaign and dropping hints at his rallies — which seem an awful lot like campaign events.
If he does run, Trump is likely to easily take the Republican Party nomination.
A Harvard/Harris poll published earlier this week found that Trump is the preferred candidate of 57 percent of Republican voters. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis came in a distant second place with 12 percent support and former Vice President Mike Pence came third place with 11 percent support.
“In a hypothetical eight-person GOP presidential primary, Trump holds a clear edge, garnering 57 percent support among Republican voters. DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence are nearly deadlocked at 12 percent and 11 percent, respectively. No other would-be candidate tested in the poll registers double-digit support,” The Hill reports.
The report continued on to note that “should Trump forgo another campaign for the White House, however, DeSantis would supplant him as the frontrunner. The Florida governor scores 30 percent support in a field that doesn’t include Trump, while Pence takes second place at 24 percent.”