Former President Donald Trump on Thursday celebrated Thanksgiving with a holiday message that hinted at a potential comeback bid in 2024.
“A very interesting time in our Country, but do not worry, we will be great again—and we will all do it together,” Trump said in a statement that played off his campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.”
Trump added: “America will never fail, and we will never allow it to go in the wrong direction. Too many generations of greatness are counting on us. Enjoy your Thanksgiving knowing that a wonderful future lies ahead!”
Trump left office 10 months ago and has publicly toyed with a rematch against Biden. Although Biden bested Trump by more than 7 million votes nationwide, the Electoral College would have been tied if Trump gained just 43,000 votes in three swing states.
A separate Thanksgiving email blast attributed to Trump by the fundraising department of his Save America PAC solicited contributions by citing soaring inflation.
“We have a lot to be thankful for, but unfortunately, RECORD HIGH INFLATION is not one of those things. Biden took the beautiful, strong economy I built and lit it up in flames. The price of your Thanksgiving meal has gone up 14%. Despicable,” that statement said.
“It saddens me to think that YOU are paying the price for Joe Biden’s terrible leadership.”
It’s unclear if Trump actually writes or reviews the PAC’s voluminous and often emotive fundraising appeals.
Although Trump left office with relatively low approval ratings following the Capitol riot, for which House Democrats impeached him for the second time, his polling is on the upswing as approval of Biden plummets.
A Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released in late September found that 46 percent of Americans have a favorable view of Biden while 48 percent have a favorable view of Trump.
A Trump-commissioned poll, reported this month by Politico, found the former president beating Biden in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — each of which Biden won last year.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said last week that Biden, now 79 years old, intends to run again in 2024. Trump would be 78 if he wins a second, non-consecutive term.