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Former President Trump suggested in an interview Friday night that only a "bad call from a doctor" would prevent him from seeking another White House bid.
Trump, who has openly flirted with launching another presidential campaign while so far declining to reveal his plans for 2024, was asked by television host David Brody what might prevent him from running again.
"Well, I don't - I guess a bad call from a doctor or something, right?" Trump said on "The Water Cooler" show on. "Things happen, through God, they happen," he added. "But I feel so good."
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Trump, now 75, was previously the oldest president to ever enter office in 2017 until President Biden earlier this year.
During the interview Friday, Trump also vowed toto shield documents from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Trump has pledged to fight subpoenas for testimony from his former aides by attempting in part to invoke "Executive Privilege," despite no longer being president.
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Trump also spoke in the interview with Brody about how he ignored the advice of Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who advised the Trump White House on the coronavirus and now serves as Biden's chief medical adviser.
"He was there for like 40 years or something, right? He was part of the furniture. But if you think about it, I really did pretty much the opposite of whatever he said," Trump remarked, adding, "He's a better promoter than he is a doctor."
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Sixteen percent said they would "definitely" vote for another Republican candidate, while 22 percent said they'd rather Trump not run again.According to the Echelon Insights poll, 39 percent Republicans prefer that Trump competes with other candidates in the primary, while 22 percent said they'd rather the former president not run again at all.