Donald Trump, a prominent Republican presidential candidate, recently conducted a poll on Truth Social, revealing that the term most associated by voters with his potential second term is “revenge.”
This announcement comes as the political campaign intensifies in preparation for the first Republican nomination contest.
Trump’s poll repost, depicted as a word cloud with “revenge” prominently displayed in bright red capital letters, underscores his commitment to a “retribution” agenda as the United States enters an election year.
The survey was carried out by British pollster J.L. Partners.
The former president and his allies have consistently vowed to investigate, prosecute, and seek retribution against his political adversaries if he secures the 2024 presidential election, likely facing a rematch against Democratic President Joe Biden.
Trump, who faces numerous federal charges, many related to his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, alleges that he is the target of a revenge campaign orchestrated by Biden and the Justice Department.
Despite being the clear frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, Trump steadfastly denies any wrongdoing.
Earlier in December, close Trump advisers Steve Bannon and Kash Patel affirmed on a podcast that Trump was “dead serious” about exacting revenge against perceived enemies.
Trump himself has repeatedly promised to take retributive actions against his political opponents during a potential second term, even suggesting he would direct federal law enforcement agencies to investigate his foes.
In an interview with conservative media personality Sean Hannity, Trump pledged not to abuse his power or become a dictator, “except on day one.”
Collectively, Trump’s statements suggest a contentious election season ahead. The Iowa caucus, marking the start of the Republican presidential nominating contest, is scheduled for January 15.
Trump and his allies are set to host numerous campaign events in the state starting on January 3.
Trump’s main rivals for the Republican nomination, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, will also be vigorously campaigning in Iowa and the second nominating state of New Hampshire in the coming days.
In Tuesday’s social media post, Trump shared the results of a poll commissioned by DailyMail.com, revealing that “revenge” was the top term associated with his plans for a second term, as indicated in the word cloud.
Other prominent terms included “power,” “dictatorship,” “economy,” and “America.”
On December 25, in a Truth Social post, Trump directed harsh language towards his political opponents, referring to them as “thugs” and expressing a desire for them to “rot in hell.”
A representative for the Biden campaign did not provide an immediate response.
In a December 21 memo, Biden campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez characterized Trump’s candidacy as a threat to democracy, asserting that he is running a campaign based on “revenge and retribution” at the expense of American freedoms.