Video Shows Jim Jordan Saying Donald Trump Is 'About Ready' to Announce 2024 Run

A newly released video recording shows Representative Jim Jordan saying that former President Donald Trump is "about ready" to announce another run for president.

Lauren Windsor of political reporting show The Undercurrent shared the video via Twitter on Friday after a spokesperson for Jordan had denied the congressman had made similar remarks.

Windsor had earlier reported that Jordan, a Republican representing Ohio's 4th congressional district, told her Trump would run "any day now" but had not provided video at the time.

In the footage, Jordan did not appear to realize he was being recorded. Windsor and an unidentified man told Jordan they are "big fans" of everything he's doing.

Windsor has previously posed as a conservative while capturing video of Republicans.

Jordan said: "President Trump, he's gonna run again."

The man asked: "You think so?"

"I know so," Jordan replied. "Yeah, I talked to him yesterday. He's about ready to announce after all of this craziness in Afghanistan."

On Thursday, Windsor reported that Jordan told her Trump would announce another presidential run "any day now." A spokesperson for the congressman denied this, saying: "Not true. Mr. Jordan did not say this."


Jim Jordan: President Trump, he's gonna run again.
Pete: You think so?
Jordan: I know so. Yeah, I talked to him yesterday. He's about ready to announce after all of this craziness in Afghanistan...

— Lauren Windsor (@lawindsor) September 3, 2021

Jordan did not use that exact phrasing in the video Windsor released on Friday but the footage shows two camera angles of the conversation showing the Ohio congressman saying Trump was "about ready" to formally jump into the 2024 race.

The video was recorded in Dallas County, Iowa where Jordan received cheers for telling the crowd he believed the former president would run again. Iowa is the first state in the presidential contest and will hold its caucuses in February 2024.

"I think he's gonna run," Jordan said on Thursday. "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."

Former President Trump has repeatedly teased another run at the White House and polling suggests he is still the clear favorite to win the Republican nomination for 2024.

Jason Miller, a former adviser to Trump, also said on Thursday it was "pretty clear" the former president would run again.

"I would say somewhere between 99 and 100 percent," Miller said of the chances.

No formal announcement has yet been made and a spokesperson for Trump indicated to Newsweek this week that no announcement is imminent.

Trump has demurred on the subject, frequently saying his supporters will be "happy" with his decision but refusing to confirm a third White House run.

Another Trump campaign would be almost unprecedented in modern times. No defeated president has run again since Democrat Grover Cleveland in 1892. Having been defeated by Republican Benjamin Harrison in 1888, Cleveland won back the presidency from him four years later.

Jim Jordan Speaks at a Press Conference
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) (C) speaks as House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (L) listens during a news conference in front of the U.S. Capitol July 27, 2021 in Washington, DC. Video shows Jordan saying former President Trump will run for the White House again. Alex Wong/Getty Images