Former President Donald Trump said in an interview on Friday that only a “bad call from a doctor” about a medical condition would prevent him from running in the next presidential election.
Trump has not declared that he will run again, but has dropped several clues.
When asked on “The Water Cooler,” a program on the conservative channel Real America’s Voice, what would stop him from appearing, Trump replied, “I guess a bad call from a doctor or something, right? You get that call, they say … ‘Come down here and visit us because we had a bad report.’
He added: “Things happen, through God, they happen. But I feel so good. “
Until Joe Biden, 78, took office, Trump, now 75, was the oldest president at the beginning of his term.
During a visit to a police precinct near Trump Tower on the 20th anniversary of September 11, one of the officers asked Trump if he was going to run for president.
“Oh, that’s a tough question,” Trump joked, before adding, “Actually, it’s an easy question. I know what I’m going to do, but we’re not supposed to talk about it yet. … But I think you’re going to be very happy. “
Trump said he was delaying an announcement because of “campaign finance laws, which, frankly, are ridiculous.” The longer Trump takes to declare that he is a candidate, the longer he can continue to raise funds while circumventing contribution reporting requirements.
As for health issues, Trump revealed in “The Water Cooler” that he did “more or less the opposite” of what Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told him to do to combat COVID-19.
“It was there like 40 years or something like that, right? It was part of the furniture, ”Trump said. “If you think about it, I really did the opposite of what he said.”
More than 400,000 Americans died of COVID-19 during the Trump administration.
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