- Donald Trump gave a combative speech on Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
- Trump told reporters he “wouldn’t even think about leaving” if he was indicted, per CNN.
- Trump faces a mountain of legal battles and criminal probes as he embarks on his 2024 campaign.
Donald Trump, who is waging a third election campaign as he faces a mountain of legal battles and criminal probes, said he would not drop out of the 2024 race if he were indicted.
“I wouldn’t even think about leaving,” Trump told reporters on Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland, according to CNN.
“Probably it will enhance my numbers,” Trump added, per an ABC News report.
Trump faces several criminal investigations and civil lawsuits as he ramps up his 2024 campaign.
The Justice Department continues to investigate Trump’s handling of classified government documents on top of his role in the January 6 Capitol riot.
A special grand jury in Georgia is also preparing to recommend multiple indictments for those who may have been involved in the plot to interfere with the state’s 2020 election. It’s not known if Trump will be one of the people indicted.
Then, there are a number of ongoing civil lawsuits, including New York Attorney General Letitia James’ $250 million fraud lawsuit against Trump and his business, the Trump Organization.
During his CPAC speech on Saturday to a small crowd, Trump appeared to vow that his 2024 presidency would be one marked by retaliation and vengeance.
“If you put me back in the White House, their reign is over,” he said.
“Today, I add, I am your warrior, I am your justice, and for those who have been wronged and betrayed, I am your retribution,” he said.
—Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 4, 2023
A Trump spokesperson did not return a request for comment.