Donald Trump shared a Thanksgiving message to the nation hinting that he could run for president again.
“A very interesting time in our country, but don’t worry, we will be great again – and we will do it all together,” the former president said in a statement.
America will never fail, and we will never allow it to go astray. Too many generations of greatness are counting on us. Enjoy your Thanksgiving, knowing that a bright future lies ahead!” he added.
Trump has hinted that he will seek a new term in office since he lost the 2020 election, which he falsely claims was stolen from him.
But he has not formally announced a challenge to President Joe Biden.
Trump’s Thanksgiving message also played on his “Make America Great Again” campaign theme from last year.
Trump told Fox News he will make a decision on another run after the 2022 midterms.
“I’m definitely thinking about it and we’ll see,” Trump said. “I think a lot of people will be quite happy with the decision to be honest, and will probably announce it after the midterms.”
Donald Trump shared a Thanksgiving message to the nation hinting he could run for president again
Donald Trump forgives the turkey during his last Thanksgiving at the White House in November 2020 with Melania Trump by his side
An Emerson College poll earlier this month found that Trump narrowly defeated Biden in a hypothetical matchup, though the result was within the margin of error. Trump won 45% against Biden’s 43%.
Biden has repeatedly said he will seek another White House term, even as some Democrats express concerns about his age and health.
The president spends Thanksgiving on Nantucket with wife Jill, their children and grandchildren.
Thursday the first couple looked the Macy’s parade on TV before calling the Today show, then heading out to thank the troops and a Twitter video message to the public.
The family is staying at David Rubenstein’s $20 million retreat — a move that has angered ordinary Americans, many of whom are struggling to afford the same Thanksgiving meals they’re used to due to rising inflation.
President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden called the Today show Thursday morning to speak with host Al Roker, who was broadcasting from the Macy’s parade. The president told him, “My message is after two years, we’re back, America is back, there’s nothing we can’t overcome, Al, you’re one of the reasons for that, friend. You’re always awake, always rooting.” Jill wears a $495 pair of Chloe sneakers
President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden had virtual phone calls with troops stationed around the world while visiting the US Coast Guard station at Brant Point. The units they spoke to were Army: 194th Armored Regiment – Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Marine Corps: 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit – Naval Arab Gulf Navy: USS Milius (DDG-69) – Naval East Chinese Sea Air Force: 837th Training Squadron, Inter-American Air Forces Academy – Lackland Air Force Base, Texas Space Force: 18th Space Control Squadron – Vandenberg Space Force Base, California Coast Guard: Air Station Kodiak – Kodiak, Alaska
They made virtual phone calls to troops around the world, after which President Biden spoke personally with some of those who were there.
After the phone call, the Bidens meet outside with about two dozen Coast Guard members stationed at the base.
The president handed out challenge coins given to him by the military aide who also carries the presidential football.
“I don’t have any coins,” Jill Biden joked as she shook hands with the soldiers. They both spent several minutes chatting with Coast Guard members and posing for photos.
Biden said he was grateful for the military and pointed out that during his more than 40 years in politics, he has met troops around the world.
“I’m not kidding when I say I’m thankful for these guys — I’m thankful for them, and everyone, I mean it from the bottom of my heart,” the president said when asked what he’s thankful for.
He added: “I’ve watched them in the South China Sea, I’ve seen them in Afghanistan, Iraq. I’ve seen them in South America.’
‘Look and see them. That’s who they see. They don’t see us here. They see them. It makes me proud,” he said.