Trump to Holiday Crowd: 'See You in 4 Years'

President teased 2024 run at White House Christmas party
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 2, 2020 10:00 AM CST
Trump Teases 2024 Run at White House Holiday Party
The East Room of the White House is decorated during the 2020 Christmas preview, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

President Trump teased running again for president in 2024 as he hosted a holiday reception at the White House on Tuesday evening. "It's been an amazing four years," Trump told the crowd, which included many Republican National Committee members. "We're trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I'll see you in four years." Three sources tell NBC News that not only is Trump considering a 2024 run, he has toyed with the idea of announcing that run next month on Inauguration Day—a swearing-in he wouldn't attend. The video of Trump's holiday appearance was streamed live on Facebook by one attendee, Pam Pollard, who is national committeewoman for the Oklahoma GOP. It showed dozens of people crammed into the Cross Hall of the White House's State Floor, standing closely together.

Many seen in the video weren't wearing masks, reports the AP. The Trumps began hosting holiday receptions this week, intent on celebrating a final season before Trump leaves office on Jan. 20. In the video, Trump is heard continuing to air baseless allegations of election fraud to explain his defeat by President-elect Joe Biden, despite his attorney general, William Barr, telling the AP earlier Tuesday that the Justice Department hadn't uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud and had seen nothing that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. "It's certainly an unusual year. We won an election. But they don't like that," Trump told the group, adding: "I call it a rigged election, and I always will."

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