President Trump will seek re-election in 2024, Republican congressman Mark Meadows of North Carolina told The Guardian on Thursday. Trump, who will turn 72 in December 2019, was sworn in for his first term in 2017.
“If I were a betting man, I would go all in,” Meadows said.
Meadows, who has reportedly clashed with his colleagues on Capitol Hill over Trump’s approach to tax reform, offered a thorough examination of the country’s long-term economic trends, saying the current state of the economy is a “great problem.” However, Meadows rejected the idea that the United States is experiencing an economic boom, arguing that it is an unsustainable period.
“I want to continue to be an advocate for any growth, but growth has to be within a sustainable framework,” he said. “The idea that a strong economy is a rising tide is an economic fallacy.”
For his part, Meadows avoided even endorsing whether he wanted Trump to stay in office for a second term. He did make it clear, however, that he is not eager to see Trump try and win a second term.
“I want to support the president in ways that help the country, not necessarily politically,” he said. “You’re going to have to ask him, I have no idea.”