Donald Trump is one of the most controversial figures in U.S. politics, and there’s no denying that. The former US President has been alleged to be involved in many controversial cases, one of them being the January 6th insurrection. Trump is now considering announcing his 2024 presidential run early.
According to CBS News, former President Donald Trump recently confided in allies and staff members that he is seriously thinking about declaring his candidacy for president in 2024 as early as this summer. The New York Times was the first to report on Trump’s most recent efforts to make a political return and a likely summer announcement of another presidential candidacy.
Even as he gets closer to running in 2024, Trump’s plans are still being finalized. According to three individuals close to Trump who asked to remain anonymous in order to discuss details of private conversations, no decision has been taken over whether to run and, if so, when to begin such a bid. However, Republican supporters of Trump and former White House and campaign officials told CBS News that they think Trump may run for president again in the near future.
Last month, the former president relocated seasonally to Bedminster, New Jersey, leaving his property at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. According to several people who have recently spoken to Trump, he and a select number of his top aides are currently planning different strategies for Trump to announce a 2024 campaign, whether it happens this summer or following this year’s midterm elections. Major party presidential candidates typically hold off on beginning their campaigns until long after the November elections.
A Trump launch before the November elections might change both parties’ campaign plans. Republicans intended to focus on the economy this year, notably the soaring inflation that is placing financial strain on families across the country. Trump’s early entry into the race could lead other contenders to concentrate instead on the fictitious allegations of election fraud during the 2020 election, which have been the former president’s constant refrain since he lost the election to Joe Biden.
A pre-midterm admission, according to some Republican operatives, would aid Democrats in turning the 2022 election into a vote on Trump. However, a few Trump allies are still dubious about the possibility of the former president openly announcing his candidacy in the near future. One former top campaign staffer recalled the start of Trump’s 2016 campaign and said he wouldn’t believe it was real until he rode the escalator at Trump Tower in New York once more.
Others who are close to Trump claim that his rage over the publicly broadcast House committee hearings on January 6th is motivating him to run again and may prompt him to make an announcement shortly. Trump is believed to feel that Republicans are not adequately defending him and that he alone is in the greatest position to do so, according to some of his close associates. Stay tuned to Thirsty to get the latest updates on this matter.
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