The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has said he is “not going to do it” and that he will wait for the next election cycle to run.
Speaking at a campaign event in Wisconsin on Thursday, Trump repeatedly called the 2020 election “unlikely” and warned of a 2020 landslide for Democrats if he did not get his party’s nomination.
“I’m not going run, I’m not doing it.
I’ll wait for 2020,” Trump said.
“This election is a referendum on this election cycle.
So I’m going to wait and see what happens.”
“It is a very important thing to get it done.
But if we don’t do it, then 2020 is not a very good time,” he said.
Trump was not asked about a 2020 run in the event.
Asked whether he might run again if he were elected president, Trump replied: “Absolutely.”
“I want to do everything in my power to win.
That’s the best way I can do it,” he added.
“But if I get in, I’ll be running in 2020.”
The former reality television star has been running for president since 2015, and he has not held a public rally since his January victory.
Trump told reporters Thursday that he would not be taking a position on whether he should run again in 2020, but the president-elect did say he hoped he could run again someday.
“If I get a chance to run again, I’d love to run, absolutely,” Trump told the crowd in the Wisconsin City Club.
“And if I don’t, then it’s time to do something about it.”