Former U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce his candidacy for the 2024 U.S. presidential election this month after he nearly confirmed his intention to seek the White House again in Iowa late on Thursday.
“And now, in order to make our country successful and safe and glorious, I will very, very, very probably do it again, OK,” Trump told a rally in Sioux City.
“Very, very, very probably—VERY, very, very probably,” he repeated, pausing to listen to huge cheers and a chant of “Trump! Trump!”
“Get ready, that’s all I’m telling you. Very soon. Get ready,” he added, later sharing a clip to his Truth Social account.
On Thursday, Axios, CNN, and The New York Times reported, citing unidentified sources, that an official announcement of a presidential run by Trump may come as early as November 14th.
Donald Trump seems to want to benefit from expected Republican wins in Tuesday’s midterms, his advisers said.
“I think like a moth to a flame, Trump will run in 2024,” one senior adviser told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.
“I think that he wants to run and announcing before Thanksgiving gives him a great advantage over his opponents and he understands that,” the adviser said.
In very cold and windy Sioux City, Iowa right now Former President Donald Trump speaking in front of thousands of supporters. Urges crowd to vote Republican and says “Biden’s really been going after MAGA lately.” @EWTN @EWTNNewsNightly pic.twitter.com/goulTJkzGM
— Owen Jensen (@owentjensen) November 4, 2022
Taking back America
As the U.S. heads to crucial midterm elections, which will decide the makeup of Congress, the former Republican President continues to insist on claims of fraud in the 2020 elections, when he lost to current President Joe Biden.
“This is the year we’re going to take back the House [of Representatives],” Donald Trump said in Sioux City, Iowa on Thursday. “We’re going to take back the Senate. We’re going to take back America.”
“And in 2024—most importantly—we are going to take back our magnificent White House,” Trump concluded.
Trump-Biden rematch very likely
Iowa is the most popular campaign destination for presidential candidates, as it is the home of the first primary contest.
If Trump runs for president, he would be an early favorite to win the Republican nomination, according to opinion polls. That means a 2024 Trump-Biden rematch is very likely.
Other potential Republican presidential candidates for 2024 include Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Trump’s former Vice President Mike Pence, and ex-UN envoy Nikki Haley.
Biden has said he intends to seek re-election although, according to several polls, numerous Democrats would prefer another candidate. This is partly due to his age.
Former President facing law suits
A potential 2024 presidential run by Donald Trump would come at a time when he is facing numerous legal issues. He is also under investigation for at least one criminal inquiry that could get him indicted.
The former President is also locked in a legal battle with a congressional committee, which is trying to obtain his tax records. Separately, but simultaneously, the Department of Justice is conducting a criminal investigation into Trump’s possible mishandling of secret government documents.
A congressional panel investigating the deadly January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol by Trump’s supporters also recently issued a subpoena for Trump to testify under oath before the committee.
Trump has denied wrongdoing in all cases. He claims they are political attacks led by his Democrat rivals.
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