Barrasso: Trump Would Be Front-Runner If He Runs For President in 2024

Sen. John Barrasso said if former President Trump would run for re-election, he would "clearly be the frontrunner."

Annaliese Wiederspahn

February 26, 20212 min read

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Unlike his House counterpart Liz Cheney who has said numerous times she doesn’t believe President Trump should have any future in the Republican Party or the country, U.S. Sen. John Barrasso seems to be enthusiastically welcoming the president back to politics.

Barrasso, appearing on the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s “The National Desk” on Thursday, said the former president would be the odds-on favorite to carry the mantle of the GOP if he chooses to run again.

“If President Trump runs for re-election which he is certainly able to do, I think that he would clearly be the frontrunner,” Barrasso said.

“You know there are a number of senators, former members of the cabinet, who are all interested in running in 2024, and you wonder if President Trump’s ultimate decision will determine what they do or don’t do in 2024,” he said.

Wyoming’s senior senator said Trump will be “clearly very well received” at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday where he is slated to deliver a speech.

That type of reception, Barrasso said, is similar to how Wyoming residents regard the president.

“[Trump] is very popular in Wyoming, he got 72% of the votes in my state and I would say back home in Wyoming, people look to President Trump and are looking forward to his speech on Sunday,” he said.

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Annaliese Wiederspahn

State Political Reporter