Trump Hints On Joining 2024 Presidential Race
Former US President Donald Trump has hinted at contesting for the 2024 presidential election.
Naija News reports that Trump was the 45th President of the US and was succeeded by Democrat, Joe Biden.
Speaking at a rally on Saturday night in Conroe, Texas, Trump said he might return to politics and contest the office of President again in 2024.
The Guardian quoted the Republican as saying that he will treat fairly or rather pardon some of those charged for their part in the assault on the US Capitol last year if he is voted as the 47th US president.
He said: “If I run, and if I win we will treat those people from January 6th fairly. We will treat them fairly. And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons because they are being treated so unfairly.”
It could be recalled that hundreds of Trump supporters invaded the US legislature in Washington last year January in an effort to block certification of President Joe Biden’s November 2020 election victory.
However, over 700 people were arrested as part of the investigation into the riot that left five people dead and the country thrown into a chaotic situation.
Naija News understands that most of the accused are not charged with violence or vandalism but merely with having illegally entered the building and generally face misdemeanor charges.
However, some longer sentences have been handed down and more of the approximately 225 individuals accused of acts of violence could face serious repercussions in court.
Trump has in many publications, condemned the prosecution of those who took part in the riot but had yet to put pardons on the table before his Saturday rally.
It would also be recalled that the former president has been accused of stoking the Capitol violence with a fiery speech claiming election fraud, assertions that have never been substantiated by the states in question, the Justice Department or US courts.
A House of Representatives select committee is also in the midst of probing how the attack occurred and whether Trump and members of his circle had a part in encouraging it.
Trump displayed his outrage at the committee on Saturday, calling its work a “disgrace.”