"You do have hope," he answered. "We love our country, this country. We all owe a lot to our country. But now we have to help our country."
Trump has dropped hints before about running again, but the interview on "The Right View" posted online Thursday night was the closest he's come yet to declaring his candidacy.
After answering the question, the former president proceeded to give his sales pitch as a candidate, attacking President Joe Biden's foreign policy.
"It was so good what we did with Iran, what we did with China," he said. "We were all set to do some great things. And then you see what's going on right now. China treated our representatives last week … in Alaska with such tremendous disrespect. They never talked to me that way.