Trump still set to announce 2024 bid to run for presidency
According to a long-term advisor to Trump, the announcement will be "a very professional, very buttoned-up announcement."
An advisor to former US President Donald Trump Jason Miller confirmed in an interview that Trump is still going to announce on Tuesday that he's running for president in 2024.
At an Ohio rally on the eve of the US midterm elections on November 7, Trump said that he had a "big announcement" to make on November 15.
But according to The Washington Post, Trump's allies had advised him to postpone the announcement until after the Georgia senate runoff in December.
"President Trump is going to announce on Tuesday that he is running for president and it’s gonna be a very professional, very buttoned-up announcement. We did a run-through this morning with the logistics team," Miller said on Steve Bannon's podcast, War Room, on Friday, adding that Trump is "fired up" about it.
Republicans say they are confident they will win the House majority even though they have performed far below expectations.
On November 9, Trump called the elections "somewhat disappointing" but still sought to highlight some progress, saying they were a “very big victory.”
"While in certain ways yesterday’s election was somewhat disappointing, from my personal standpoint it was a very big victory – 219 WINS and 16 Losses in the General – Who has ever done better than that?" Trump said in a post on his Truth Social platform.
Three contests remain that will be decisive for the Senate. If neither the Dems nor GOPs win both Arizona and Nevada, control of the Senate will come down to the runoff in Georgia on December 6.
On November 9, Trump warned Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis against making a bid for the White House in the upcoming 2024 presidential elections.
"I don't know if he is running. I think if he runs, he could hurt himself very badly. I really believe he could hurt himself badly," Trump said during an interview for Fox News following a rally in Ohio.
Trump underlined that would be making a "mistake" by running, saying that the "base" would not like his bid. "I don't think it would be good for the party."
Despite the staunch enmity when it comes to the White House bid, Trump announced earlier on November 8 that he cast his ballot in favor of DeSantis in the state's race for governor.
Many speculate that both Trump and DeSantis will be running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024.