Kayleigh McEnany, the former Trump White House press secretary and now a personality at conservative network Fox News, urged Donald Trump on Wednesday to delay announcing the 2024 presidential election.
Trump teased a “major announcement” of what is believed to be his official candidacy on Nov. 15, ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. But with Republicans performing worse than expected on Tuesday and much of the blame being placed on Trump’s ‘terrible’ candidate selection, McEnany suggests he should ‘pause it’ now. did.
Republicans will instead focus on winning the U.S. Senate on Dec. 6 in a runoff between incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock (D) and Trump-backed former soccer player Herschel Walker (R). She said she should.
“It’s very likely that it will all come down to Georgia. And what does that bring to you? We can recreate the previous hebizy in 2020,” said McEnany. Trump’s unsubstantiated voter fraud allegations after his loss to Joe Biden were blamed for the loss of the Republican runoff vote in the state.
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“Every ounce, every last ounce of Republican energy needs to go into the Georgia election because it could make or break the Senate,” she continued. Around 2024. No, no, no, no, no. 2022 is not over.
“I think he (Trump) needs to pause. Absolutely,” she added.
Trump will ultimately “make his own decisions,” McEnany admitted. “But if I’m advising competitors. …no one will announce 2024 until the end of December 6th.”
Former Trump adviser Jason Miller agreed.
“We’re going to advise him to delay the announcement until after Georgia’s runoff vote,” he said, according to the Associated Press. there is.”
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.