Trump: No '24 Run Yet 'for Campaign Finance Reasons' Former President Donald Trump (John Raoux/AP)
By Jeremy Frankel | Tuesday, 04 May 2021 09:26 PM
Former President Donald Trump teased a run in 2024 to return to the Oval Office, telling Candace Owens on Tuesday he is merely holding off an official announcement "for campaign finance reasons."
"The answer is I'm absolutely enthused," Trump told "Candace" in an exclusive phone interview. "I look forward to doing an announcement at the right time. As you know, it's very early, but I think people are going to be very, very happy when I make a certain announcement.
"You know, for campaign finance reasons, you really can't do it too early because it becomes a whole different thing. Otherwise, I'd give you an answer that I think you'd be very happy with."
Owens also joked about being Trump's vice presidential nominee.
"Are you going to run in 2024, and if so, can I be your vice president?" Owens asked.
"That's very interesting," Trump responded. "What a good choice that would be. That would be fantastic.
"You would be fantastic, and I really appreciate the job you do and everybody does."
Owens is an outspoken and well-liked Black conservative woman who recently turned 32 years of age, meaning she would be the constitutionally requisite age of 35 to be on the presidential ticket in 2024.
Trump has already been recognized as a clear favorite to win the Republican primary, as a straw poll conducted at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this year showed Trump as the favorite with 55% support, followed by Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis with 21%, and South Dakota GOP Gov. Kristi Noem with 4%.