Former US President Donald Trump is considering another run for the White House this month, three Trump advisers said.
“And now, to make our country successful, safe and glorious, I will very, very likely do it again,” the former president said at a rally last night, adding that the 2024 I made fun of the bid.
“Get ready. That’s all I want to tell you right now. Get ready,” he added.
Trump hopes to profit from an expected Republican victory in Tuesday’s midterm elections, so he’s been contacting close friends to discuss possible scenarios, his advisers said.
“I think Trump will run in 2024,” a senior adviser told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
“I think he wants to run and make an announcement before Thanksgiving gives him a big advantage over his opponent, and he understands that.”
An announcement in the coming weeks could shut out the Republican nominee, but added that the former president could still delay a decision or change his mind. .
A representative for Trump did not respond to a request for comment.
A source familiar with Trump’s plans said Trump intends to announce his re-election campaign shortly after Tuesday’s election and is looking for potential staff. approached by the campaign.
Independent election forecasters and polls say Republicans are very likely to win a majority in the House and take control of the Senate. Year.
Democratic election hopes have been dashed by voter concerns about high inflation, with recent Reuters/Ipsos polls showing Biden’s approval ratings below 50% and below 40% for more than a year. increase.
But Trump remained unpopular after a divisive four-year term that ended with an attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and for the next two years, his election loss was a fraud. It has continued to make false claims that it is the result. .
Trump is now facing a number of investigations, including a Justice Department probe into classified documents Trump took from the White House after he stepped down, some of which prosecutors say have yet to be recovered. There is
A Reuters/Ipsos poll late last month found only 41% of Americans had a favorable view of Trump.
The Thanksgiving holiday falls on November 24th, and if Trump wishes, he can make an announcement within two weeks after the election.
Mr. Trump has held a steady stream of political rallies since leaving office, and during that time he has regularly hinted at the possibility of running for president again.
He plans to welcome family and friends to the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday night to celebrate an anticipated victory among the candidates he endorsed in the midterm elections.
As a direct challenge to Mr Trump, several leading Republican figures are considering whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.
Trump is eyeing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is expected to win re-election Tuesday over Democrat Charlie Christo. Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin and Trump’s former Vice President Mike Pence are also seen as potential rivals.
Announcing his re-election campaign soon could help Trump push forward in the early voting states of Iowa and South Carolina, where he plans to attend rallies on Thursday.
On Wednesday, Mr Biden said that some Republican candidates’ threats to refuse to accept the results if they lost the election were a threat to democracy, citing the former Trump as inspiring them. accused of
“Without a doubt, democracy depends on all of us voting,” Biden said.