The only U.S. President who has ever served two nonconsecutive terms in the Oval Office is Grover Cleveland – whose second term started back in 1893.
But Donald Trump loves making history and is heavily rumored to be considering another bid for the White House.
And now the former President is in full celebration mode after accomplishing this impressive feat that could get him one step closer.
Former President Donald Trump is no stranger to large sums of money.
And he is continuing that tradition this year – as speculation grows about another potential run at the Presidency in 2024.
The real estate mogul reportedly raised $19 million in the first quarter of 2022 alone.
That brings his campaign warchest’s cash-on-hand total to $124 million.
The $124 million figure is a combined total from Trump’s Save America PAC, Save America JFC (joint fundraising committee) and MAGA PAC.
Communications Director for Trump and the Save America PAC, Taylor Budowich, says the strong fundraising showings are proof the former President still has support of the grassroots of the GOP.
“President Donald J. Trump’s political organizations are positioned to carry his America First message into battleground races across the nation,” Budowich said. “President Trump is incredibly well-positioned to look beyond November as the need for his leadership has never been more important.”
Trump has been enjoying his role as kingmaker in the lead up to the 2022 midterms – endorsing dozens of candidates and supplying them with financial support.
According to campaign finance report filings, Trump’s PAC’s brought in contributions from 679,445 donors in the past three months – with 98.4% of those donations under $200.
That’s an average of $28.04 per donation.
If Trump does decide to run in 2024, he’s unlikely to meet much non-Never-Trump competition – be it due to loyalty or just the unlikelihood of winning the nomination against the former President.
Should Trump decide not to run in the next Presidential election, he could continue his kingmaker role, not only in Legislative races, but in the Presidential contest as well.
Trump’s financial backing and endorsement could propel another candidate to the top of what would likely, in that scenario, be a crowded GOP primary field.
Other Republicans rumored to be considering a White House bid in 2024 if Trump stays out of the contest include, former Vice President Mike Pence, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, former Secretary of State and former Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, former United Nations Ambassador and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, and even businessman and political personality Donald Trump Jr.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.