Trump Team Denies That a 2024 Campaign Announcement Is 'Imminent'

Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has reportedly told Undercurrent journalist Lauren Windsor that former President Donald Trump will announce his intention to run for head of state again in 2024 "any day now."

Undercurrent News calls itself "a grassroots political web-show for investigative and field reporting."

Jordan allegedly made the remarks on Thursday when Windsor was covering a Republican event in Iowa. Windsor reported that a GOP source told her that Trump would be traveling to the event "imminently."

But while speaking with Newsweek, a Trump spokesperson denied that the former president ever told Jordan he's running. The spokesperson also said that an announcement about a 2024 run is not imminent.

And shortly after Windsor's report, a spokesperson for Jordan denied the lawmaker made those comments about Trump running again in 2024.

The journalist later tweeted on Thursday: "Apparently Jim Jordan's spokesperson has claimed he did not tell me tonight that Trump is imminently announcing his run for 2024. We can't both be right. See for yourself, video coming tomorrow... stay tuned."

The Ohio Republican also made comments about Trump at the GOP event in Dallas County, Iowa, receiving rapturous applause.

Speaking at the Dallas County Republican Party's "Party Like a Patriot" on Thursday, Jordan said of the former president, according to the Des Moines Register: "I think he's gonna run. I want him to run. He's proven he can take the heat. We're at a moment now where you've got to have someone who's willing to fight, willing to stand up to all the abuses."

Jordan says he still speaks with Trump regularly.

Trump lost the election in November 2020 to Democratic challenger Joe Biden, after serving one term. But the former president has repeatedly insisted, without ever providing evidence, that the voting was rigged and the election was stolen from him.

Jordan was one of the 147 Republicans who voted against certifying the Electoral College results on January 6, after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Iowa is expected to start the presidential nominating process for the Republican party, with the first caucuses in the country. Trump said in late August that he plans to travel to the state soon to hold his first rally since losing in 2020.

Trump has hinted several times that he may run again in 2024, and he is currently the favorite of the GOP.

In an phone interview to Newsmax's Greg Kelly on August 18, Trump said that "a lot of people are going to be very happy" when asked about whether he was planning to run again in 2024.

In May, Trump appeared over the phone on Candace Owen's show for the Daily Wire and said: "I think people are going to be very, very happy when I make a certain announcement."

Updated 09/03/2021, 3:30 p.m. ET: This story and headline have been updated to reflect comments that a Trump spokesperson made to Newsweek.

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Former President Donald Trump speaks during the Rally To Protect Our Elections conference on July 24 in Phoenix, Arizona. Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has reportedly told Undercurrent journalist Lauren Windsor that Trump will announce his intention to run for president again in 2024 “any day now.” Brandon Bell/Getty Images