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Trump is "obviously thinking about" running for US president in 2024: Kushner

Trump is "obviously thinking about" running for US president in 2024: Kushner
September 2, 2022 Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Donald Trump is considering running to be US President in 2024, his son-in-law and former aide said on Friday.

"I know that he's obviously thinking about it, he hates seeing what's happening in the country," Jared Kushner told Sky News.

Asked when Trump might make a decision, Kushner said: "Nobody can speak for him."

Asked to confirm that Trump was not ruling out running for president again, Kushner added: "With Trump it's hard to rule anything out, he's a very flexible thing."

Earlier, US President Joe Biden had charged Republican allies of Donald Trump with undermining the country's democracy and urged voters to reject extremism ahead of November's midterm elections.

Biden had accused lawmakers and others devoted to the Make America Great Again (MAGA) agenda led by former US President Trump as willing to overturn democratic elections, ignore the Constitution and "determined to take this country backwards" to a time without rights to abortion, privacy, contraception or same-sex marriage.

"Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic," Biden said. "As I stand here tonight, equality and democracy are under assault. We do ourselves no favor to pretend otherwise."