© Reuters. Former United States President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump sought to position himself as the Republican Party’s kingmaker on Saturday, telling party donors he will help them win seats in the 2022 congressional elections, but did not throw new light on whether he will seek a second term. in 2024. Trump hosted a dinner at his Mar-a-Lago Club for Republican National Committee donors who spend the weekend charting the party’s future direction in Palm Beach, Florida. “We are meeting tonight to discuss the future of the Republican Party and what we must do to put our candidates on the path to victory,” Trump said, according to a prepared text of his speech to the group seen by Reuters. “I stand before you tonight full of confidence that in 2022, we are going to regain the House (of Representatives) and we are going to regain the Senate. And then, in 2024, a Republican candidate is going to win the White House,” he He said. Trump has spent the two and a half months since his chaotic exit from the White House considering the 2022 candidates’ requests for his endorsement and has been giving them his blessing based on whether they support him and his agenda or not. He has said that any conversation about his own plans (the Constitution gives him the right to seek another four-year term) should wait until after the November 2022 election. Several other Republicans are considering their own potential nominations for the party’s presidential nomination. in 2024, as former Trump Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. While Democratic President Joe Biden defeated Trump by millions of votes, the Republican made his way among traditional Democratic voters such as Hispanics and African Americans. Trump, who peppered his remarks with attacks on Biden, said the key to victories in 2022 is to build on those achievements, saying “the Republican Party will succeed and grow in the future as it embraces its destiny as the champion of the American working class. “. “Trump’s active role in Republican politics despite losing the 2020 election is different from that of other former presidents who have tended to withdraw from the limelight upon leaving the White House.” Saturday’s speech will be welcome words. for Republican donors visiting Mar-a-Lago to hear directly from President Trump. Palm Beach is the new center of political power and President Trump is the GOP’s best messenger, “said Jason Miller, Trump’s adviser.