Trump seems to admit election defeat for the first time & teases 2024 return by saying 'people like me more than ever'

DONALD Trump appeared to admit election defeat for the first time and said that Americans "like him more than ever" as he teased another run for the White House in 2024.

The former president told Sean Hannity on Wednesday that he “didn’t win” last year’s presidential election.

The Republican appeared to admit defeat for the first time after repeating unproven allegations that the election was "stolen".

Trump said: "We were supposed to win easily, 64million votes (in 2016). We got 75million votes (in 2020) and we didn't win, but let's see what happens on that."

The former president said he will be supporting pro-Trump candidates who are standing for Congress as the GOP try to retake both the House and Senate in the 2022 midterms.

Trump said: "And then, we'll be making a decision on 2024 but if you look at the numbers, people are liking me more than ever."

In the interview, Trump also blasted Joe Biden – adding that he didn't get anything from his summit with Vladimir Putin in Geneva.

The Republican claimed the talks was a “good day for Russia” and said Biden “gave up” on the Nord Stream pipeline.

Trump said: “I think it was a good day for Russia. I don't see what we got out of it.”


But, he admitted that he wanted the Democrat to "do well" as commander in chief.

He said: "I think the election was unbelievably unfair but I want this guy to do well for our country.

"I don't want to see a scene like that. I watched that yesterday. I thought it was terrible. It was terrible. Nobody knew what was happening."

During a solo news conference, Biden mistook Putin for Trump as he delved into what was discussed at the summit.

The Democrat said: "I caught part of President Trump's… eh Putin's… press conference."

Trump's latest tease comes after it was reported that the former president is due to hold rallies in the battleground states of Ohio and Florida.

He will go to Cleveland on June 26, followed by a MAGA event in Tampa, Florida on July 3.

Trump won both Ohio and Florida in the 2020 presidential election.

It's reported that he will appear in Cleveland alongside Max Miller. Miller is challenging Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, one of the few GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach Trump.

Trump appointed Liz Harrington as his new spokesperson – who he described as a "fighter" and a "strong Republican conservative voice".

It comes as almost a third of Republicans believe a far-fetched conspiracy that the former president will be “reinstated” as president by the end of the year.

The survey, conducted by Politico/Morning Consult, found that 29 percent of self-identified Republicans believe it will be very or somewhat likely that Trump will reassume the role of the commander-in-chief.

His firm supporters, like MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, have also touted this unfounded theory.

Trump is currently in Bedminster, New Jersey where he met with GOP leaders for strategy talks last week as rumors of a 2024 run grow.

SC Chairman Jim Banks told the New York Post that Trump's potential presidential bid was not discussed but that members of the group are supportive of his 2024 ambitions. 

He said the former president would hit the campaign trail, supporting pro-Trump candidates in the 2022 midterms.

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