President Donald Trump is the leader of the Republican Party and he will be the 2024 GOP presidential nominee if he seeks election, Rep. Jim Jordan insisted Friday, while discussing Trump's upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) keynote address scheduled for Sunday.
"He said he would cut taxes and did," the Ohio Republican, who will speak at CPAC just before Trump takes the stage, told Fox News' "America Reports." "He said he would reduce regulations and did it. He said he would get out of the Iran deal and he did. (He is) the guy who said he would put conservatives on the court and did ... I think that guy should stay the leader of the party."
Jordan said he wants to hear anything Trump has to say in his upcoming address.
"He is the leader of the America-First movement and the leader of the conservative movement," said Jordan. "I've never known the president to not give a great speech. Last year he spoke for a couple of hours and it was an amazing speech, so I'm interested to hear whatever the president will have to say. I'm sure it will be good."
Jordan said he's also got high hopes for Trump if he runs for another term in the White House in 2024.
"We all know that if President Trump gets in a primary campaign, he's going to win," said Jordan, adding that he's glad to hear that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he'd support Trump if he becomes the nominee.
Jordan said he'll support Trump even before he becomes a nominee.
He added that he doesn't know if Trump will announce his candidacy on Sunday, but "this guy was the best president any of us have had in our lifetime about doing what he said he would do."
Meanwhile, Trump does not have to prove in his speech Sunday that he is in control of the GOP, because he already is its leader, said Jordan.
And even though there are several other people being named as contenders for the GOP 2024 presidential nomination, they will not beat Trump, said Jordan. But even if Trump doesn't run, there are many other good candidates, he added, singling out Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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