Donald Trump is heavily rumored to run for president in 2024.
But there is one surprising obstacle to him declaring his candidacy.
And now Donald Trump revealed this one law prevented him from running for president.
In an interview with conservative commentator Candace Owens, Donald Trump offered his most in-depth thoughts yet on a potential 2024 White House comeback bid.
“The answer is I’m absolutely enthused. I look forward to doing an announcement at the right time,” Trump told Owens.
Trump hinted that a presidential campaign was closer to being a reality than many may have thought.
“As you know, it’s very early. But I think people are going to be very, very happy when I make a certain announcement,” Trump added.
But Trump explained there was one government regulation holding him back—and that was the Federal Election Commission’s financial disclosure requirements for announced candidates.
“You know for campaign finance reasons, you really can’t do it too early because it becomes a whole different thing,” Trump told Owens.
Once an individual announces their intention to run for federal office they are required to fill out financial disclosure forms with the Federal Election Commission.
And Trump admitted that absent this requirement he may have already announced he was running for president in 2024.
“Otherwise I think I’d give you an answer that you’d be very happy with. So we’re looking at that very, very seriously,” Trump continued, “All I’d say is: stay tuned.”
Owens even jokingly offered herself up as Trump’s running mate and Trump played along.
“What a good choice that would be. That would be fantastic. You would be fantastic,” Trump added.
“I guess I’ll take you at your word, that in 2024 Trump and Owens are going to be on the ticket,” Owens responded.
What was telling about that answer was the fact that Trump didn’t even pretend that Mike Pence was still his running mate.
While Trump was clearly engaging in lighthearted banter with Owens, this was yet another occasion where Trump dissed Mike Pence.
In previous interviews Trump omitted Pence from his list of future leaders of the Republican Party.
But the main news coming out of this interview was Trump inching out further toward declaring a 2024 campaign for president.
Previously Trump said he was merely “seriously considering” running for a second term.
In the interview with Owens, Trump went even further and laid out the legal hurdles that so far prevented him from announcing a 2024 White House run.
Should Donald Trump run for president in 2024 he will be the overwhelming favorite to win the GOP nomination and take on either Kamala Harris or Joe Biden.
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