While speaking to thousands of churchgoers at the First Baptist Dallas church on Sunday, President Donald Trump wished them a “very, very Merry Christmas,” while promising to “Make America Great Again.”
“It will be more incredible in years to come, we will do what has to be done to Make America Great Again…we will never forget that message,” Trump declared at the Christmas service.
“There’s a lot of clouds, a lot of dark clouds hanging over our country right now,” said Trump. “But we will come back bigger, and stronger, and better than ever before.”
Trump praised America’s great accomplishments, saying that none of them “could have ever happened without Jesus Christ,” adding that he is “the ultimate source of our strength and of our hope.”
Trump then vowed to restore America’s greatness by helping to put “America First.”
“It’s America First, and Make America Great Again, and we will do it!” Trump said, hinting at a political comeback in 2024.
Trump has repeatedly teased making a third presidential bid, telling crowds at the “History Tour” in Orlando with former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly earlier this month that he may have to think “very strongly” about another presidential run.
“I said loud and clear,” Trump said, per the Orlando Sentinel. “We won the first time, and the second time we won by even more. And it looks like we might have to think about very strongly a third time.”
He also floated running during his Thanksgiving address, writing “A very interesting time in our Country, but do not worry, we will be great again—and we will all do it together.”
Trump insinuated that he would choose Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as his running mate in 2024, suggesting that the governor would make a good vice president.
“I think Ron [DeSantis] would be good,” Trump said at the “History Tour” in Orlando. “I think Mike [Pence] has been very hurt by what took place with respect to January 6th. I think he’s been mortally wounded, frankly.”
If Trump doesn’t run, DeSantis has been considered a strong potential 2024 GOP frontrunner.
Pre-election 2024 polling has proven to be dismal for Joe Biden, who has polled behind Trump in nearly every poll. Biden also faces dismal polling ahead of the 2024 Democrat primaries. According to a Marist poll from November, 55 percent of Democrats don’t want Biden to run in 2024, a troubling and divisive sign for Democrats.
Trump announced that he will likely not announce his decision until after the 2022 midterm elections take place.