Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told Boston Republicans that former President Donald Trump could run for House speaker in 2022 and impeach President Joe Biden before running for president in 2024, the Boston Herald reported.
“Trump is a disrupter, but he had a long term vision,” Bannon told the Boston Ward 20 Republicans at their second annual Lincoln Day Breakfast on Saturday morning.
“I absolutely believe in the marrow of my bones that he will be our nominee in 2024. He will come back to us. We will have a sweeping victory in 2022. And he’ll lead us in 2024.”
Bannon suggested that there’s no need to form a third party.
“That’s a waste of time,” Bannon said. “We can transform the Republican Party into more of a MAGA [Make America Great Again] movement … just immerse the [MAGA] movement with the Republican Party, and we’re going to have massive victories in the future.”
Bannon also talked about his “plan” that Trump should run for House speaker in 2022.
He said that Republicans could have “have a massive Tea Party sweep like we did in 2010” so they can pick up dozens of seats in Congress and “totally get rid of Nancy Pelosi.”
He said the first act of Trump as speaker would be to impeach Biden.
“After impeaching Joe Biden in 100 days, President Trump steps down and announces he’s running in 2024,” Bannon added, to applause from the crowd.
Bannon was pardoned by Trump hours before he left the White House. Bannon had been indicted for fraud charges relating to a border wall fundraising effort.
Lou Murray, chair of the Boston Ward 20 Republican Committee, told The Epoch Times that “Trump would win 2024 if he chooses to run.”
Trump hasn’t declared that he would run in 2024. He indicated that he “will be back in some form” when he left office on Jan. 20.
Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told Politico last week that in the aftermath of Jan. 6, Trump wouldn’t run for “federal office” again.
“I don’t think he’s going to be in the picture,” Haley said. “I don’t think he can. He’s fallen so far.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) expressed disagreement with Haley during an interview with Fox News on Sunday.
“Donald Trump is the most vibrant member of the Republican Party,” Graham said. “The Trump movement is alive and well.”
Murray also criticized Haley’s comments.
“She is seen at best as a craven political careerist, at worst as an empty-headed tool of the corporatists,” Murray told The Epoch Times. “Either way, she is out of step with the new GOP that is all-in for America first and the American worker.”
The Epoch Times reached out to Trump’s office for comment.
In a statement after his acquittal from impeachment, Trump said the Make America Great Again movement had just begun. “In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people,” he said.