Donald Trump’s former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested on Wednesday that he is open to run for the White House in 2024, declaring he is “always up for a fight”.
The 57-year-old Republican, who appeared for an interview on Fox News, refused to rule out the possibility of joining the next presidential race.
“Say there is a scenario that Donald Trump makes a decision that he is not going to run in 2024, would you consider getting in that race?” host Sean Hannity asked.
“I am always up for a good fight,” Pompeo replied, revealing his willingness to prove himself in the future presidential election.
“I care deeply about America. You know I have been part of the conservative movement for an awfully long time now. I aim to keep at it.”
Hannity told Pompeo that he “didn’t know how to interpret that” but would “take that as a strong maybe”.
“That’s perfect!” Pompeo responded.
Trump is rumoured to be considering a second presidential bid which could see him swap Mike Pence for a black or female running mate.
Pompeo has become a front-runner for a stint in the Oval Office after his obvious attempts to remain a known-name in his party.
He has joined fundraising efforts, made multiple media appearances, and dropped hints he is resurrecting his old campaign committee.
It’s not clear if he will take the fight against Trump for the GOP nomination.
Watch the interview below:
Pompeo won't rule out a 2024 Presidential run if Trump is out of the race, telling Fox News: “Always up for a fight” pic.twitter.com/GvOXz4twYR
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