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Matt Schlapp: Trump 'Seriously' Considering 2024, Hasn't Decided

Matt Schlapp: Trump 'Seriously' Considering 2024, Hasn't Decided
Matt Schlapp, Chairman of the American Conservative Union, during the Conservative Political Action Conference 2020 (CPAC) hosted by the American Conservative Union on February 28, 2020 in National Harbor, MD. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 02 March 2021 01:26 PM

Former President Donald Trump is "seriously" looking at running for the White House in 2024, but he hasn't yet made up his mind, American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp said Tuesday, days after Trump's keynote speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, which Schlapp's organization sponsors.

"I had a couple of chances to talk to him," Schlapp told Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo on "Mornings With Maria." "I'm careful with confidences, but I don't think he would have a problem with me saying I think he is seriously looking at it, but I think it's also true that he hasn't made up his mind. It's four years away and a campaign wouldn't start in earnest for two years."

He added that he thought Trump's speech was "great," and that while he did "settle some scores" and talked about the "wrongdoing around elections,"  the former president "mostly talked about these new coalitions of Republican conservatives."

Schlapp added that he loves what Trump is doing to pull people together, "including those who arent' even Republicans" to "take it to (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi and (Senate Majority Leader) Chuck Schumer."

Trump will work to get the GOP majorities back, said Schlapp, and that is the "exact right thing for him to do."

Schlapp also hailed the weekend CPAC as a success, including heading to Florida rather than keeping it in Maryland, which is "still in shutdown mode."

"The thousands of Americans who flocked to CPAC just wanted to be with people," he said. "It has been a long year. It was a wonderful thing to be a part of."

Schlapp, meanwhile, slammed some liberal policies that have been under discussion, including calls for a federal $15 minimum wage and the renewed push from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for a wealth tax for America's richest people. 

"The socialists of the Democratic Party that demand this wage will put millions of Americans out of work," said Schlapp. He also slammed Warren's plan as a "double hit" that will rob people at their nest eggs. 

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