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Could Trump announce a 2024 White House bid a week after the midterms?

Could Trump announce a 2024 White House bid a week after the midterms?

Former President Donald Trump is turning up the volume when it comes to his repeated teasing about a possible run for the White House in 2024.

Sources in the former president’s political orbit tell Fox News that a potential announcement could happen during the week beginning Monday, Nov. 14 — after mid-term elections. But sources warn that things are “fluid”.

Fox News reported Thursday afternoon that Trump is raising his tongue, further signaling his intentions to announce a presidential run in 2024, as advisers and allies said they believe it’s not a matter of “if” he announces, but “when.”

Hours later, the former president refined his 2024 language during a rally for Sen. Chuck Grassley and Gov. Kim Reynolds of Iowa, a state whose caucuses have driven the presidential nominating calendar for half a century.

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Former President Donald Trump greets supporters before speaking at a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, on Thursday.

Former President Donald Trump greets supporters before speaking at a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, on Thursday.
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

“I’m very, very, very likely to do it again, OK? Very, very, very likely,” Trump said at a rally in Sioux City, which is in a tough red northwest corner of Iowa. “Get ready. That’s all I’m telling you. Very soon. Get ready. Get ready.”

Axios reported Friday that Trump and his policy team are eyeing Nov. 14 as a potential launch date 2024 Presidential Campaignwhich would be followed by a series of political events.

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A source in Trump’s political orbit dismissed Fox News from the actual Nov. 14 date, but added that “that week is being watched, but everything is fluid.”

Asked Fr Axios reportTrump spokesman Taylor Budovich told Fox News that he does not comment on “endless media speculation and rumours.”

Budovich added that “as President Trump said, Americans should vote up and down for Republicans, and he will continue that message tomorrow night in Pennsylvania.”

Former President Donald Trump reacts to a supporter during a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, on Thursday.

Former President Donald Trump reacts to a supporter during a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, on Thursday.
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

November 14 is the same day that the Democratic-dominated House Select Committee, which is investigating the January 6, 2021 attack by right-wing extremists on the US Capitol, asked Trump to testify under its subpoena.

Fox News confirmed on Wednesday that there are ongoing staff-level discussions in Trump’s political world about possible venues and dates for a potential formal announcement by the former president. This news was first reported by The Associated Press.

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Kellyanne Conway, who served as the former president’s campaign manager during the 2016 general election and later served as Trump’s top White House adviser, told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor roundtable Thursday that she expects the former president to announce “soon .”

“Obviously there’s a family wedding coming up on his property and Election Day is late this year. But as he would say, wait and see,” Conway said.

The “family wedding” Conway is talking about will be that of Trump’s daughter Tiffany Trump, who is set to tie the knot at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on November 12.

Trump has flirted steadily with another presidential bid since leaving the White House in January 2021. At rallies across the country in support of his GOP nominees in recent months, Trump has discussed the potential for a 2024 run, repeatedly saying, ” I might have to do it again.” The former president has also repeatedly made unproven claims that his 2020 election loss to incumbent Biden was the result of “massive voter fraud.”

Nearly two years after his re-election defeat, Trump remains the most popular and influential politician in the Republican Party and the most ruthless fundraiser who wields power over donors. And poll after poll shows that Trump would start as the overwhelming favorite for the GOP nomination.

Former Vice President Mike Pence walks through the Varied Industries building during a visit to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 19, 2022.

Former Vice President Mike Pence walks through the Varied Industries building during a visit to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 19, 2022.
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

However, Trump’s repeated teasing of 2024 has not stopped other potential Republican candidates for the White House from making moves to launch presidential campaigns.

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Former Vice President Mike Pence; former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; former governor of South Carolina and former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley; Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Ted Cruz of Texas; and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan are among the possible White House candidates who have made multiple trips to Iowa and other primary and early voting states over the past year and a half.

Many of these possible candidates have said that their decisions to run for the White House will not be based on what Trump decides.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.



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