We’ve heard this before.
It seems like every other week a journalist is claiming to have insider information about what Trump is thinking.
But Donald Trump just dropped a bombshell before the Midterms with just two words.
New report claims Trump will announce Presidential run after the Midterm elections
According to Axios, “former President Trump’s inner circle is discussing announcing the launch of a 2024 presidential campaign on Nov. 14.”
This is just the latest report claiming that Trump is on the verge of announcing his intentions to run for President again and it’s hard to know whether or not this one is true or if it is a false report just like the rest.
But the fact remains that he will eventually announce whether or not he is going to run again and all indications seem to be that he will run again.
And announcing in the wake of the 2022 Midterm elections where Republicans are expected to make major gains makes decent political sense.
The Axios report predicts that Trump will “take credit for Republican victories across the board,” which would make sense for him to do if he is indeed going to announce the week after the November 8 election.
Will he really announce?
The Axios piece admits that it is very likely that this announcement on November 14th could really happen, or it couldn’t, just like so many predictions before it.
The question is whether or not this is an intentional leak by the Trump world to keep people on the edge of their seats, to get building excitement for Trump’s eventual announcement later on, or if this is just Trump not being able to make up his mind still on timing or even if he will run again.
One thing is for sure is that as these leaks come and go, anticipation is building as we get closer to the 2024 presidential cycle.
Trump, for his part, told a crowd in Sioux City, Iowa two words: “Get ready.”
“That’s all I’m telling you,” he said, pausing as the crowd chanted his name. “Very soon. Get ready.”
Questions linger about Trump’s chances
While polling generally indicates that Trump stands a good chance at winning the 2024 Republican nomination, there have been some troubling indicators that show he is not as strong as he once was.
In several state polls, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is either closely behind Trump or even slightly ahead.
While the majority of polls still show Trump leading, the fact that he is not garnering supermajority support in the Republican Party could be concerning to Trump’s team.
While President Trump has much to run on if he were to run for re-election, such as the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the Bruen decision that struck a major blow to our nation’s gun control status quo, there are areas where the Republican base still has questions.
For example, why did Trump not fire Anthony Fauci?
Why did he grossly expand the power for the ATF through the rulemaking process to ban bump stocks?
It was also under President Trump that the CDC was given the authority to halt evictions of tenants who could pay their rent, but just took advantage of the pandemic to freeload off their landlords.
These are areas where Trump is vulnerable for a challenge from his Right if anyone is actually courageous enough to challenge a popular former President in the Republican Primary.
There’s also the question of his age.
Trump would be 78 years old upon taking office if he were to win in 2024, the same age as Joe Biden when he first took office in 2021.
Donald Trump has clearly shown over the past couple years that he is still very much with it mentally, unlike President Biden who seems to be deteriorating before the eyes of the American people almost on a daily basis.
It’s still a long road to the White House, but we’re about to pass a major mile marker on the way to 2024 with voters heading to the polls on November 8.
Hold onto your butts.
It’s going to be a wild ride.
US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.