President Donald Trump is preparing to launch his 2024 presidential campaign on November 14, according to reports.
Following the official announcement, Trump may hold a series of political events or rallies for a few days.
At his Thursday rally in Sioux City, Iowa, Trump said: “In order to make our country successful and safe and glorious, I will very, very, very probably do it again.
“Get ready that’s all I’m telling you — very soon. Get ready.”
Axios reported Trump’s allies “are blocking off days in their calendars for the week after the midterms — and preparing to travel” to be ready for the announcement.
This may change, as things often do in Trump world, but all indications are he will announce soon after the midterms.
Especially if the Republicans ride a red wave to victory that Trump has played a key role in.
The early vote in some states looks good for the GOP while some pollsters say many races are still too close to call.
Scoop: Former President Trump’s inner circle is discussing announcing the launch of a 2024 presidential campaign on Nov. 14 — with the official announcement possibly followed by a multi-day series of political events. https://t.co/6FsXAjrMsa
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) November 4, 2022
According to Axios:
A Trump spokesman declined to comment. The discussions are still fluid and could change depending on Tuesday’s results, especially if the Senate still hangs in the balance and the Georgia race between Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock goes to a run-off.
Reality check: It’s Trump. So anything could happen — or not. He’s conflicted on the timing and nothing is ever certain.
But people who have been close to him for many years are lacing up for the next race.
According to CNN, The Department of Justice is getting ready for Trump to announce and may appoint a special counsel to finish the probes they have open on the former president.
As Donald Trump inches closer to launching another presidential run after the midterm election, Justice Department officials have discussed whether a Trump candidacy would create the need for a special counsel to oversee two sprawling federal investigations related to the former president, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.
The Justice Department is also staffing up its investigations with experienced prosecutors so it’s ready for any decisions after the midterms, including the potential unprecedented move of indicting a former president.
Top aides to Trump have been eyeing the third week of November as an ideal launch point for his campaign, with two sources telling CNN on Friday morning that the team has specifically discussed November 14.
In the weeks leading up to the election, the Justice Department has observed the traditionally quiet period of not making any overt moves that may have political consequences.
But behind the scenes, investigators have remained busy, using aggressive grand jury subpoenas and secret court battles to compel testimony from witnesses in both the investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election and his alleged mishandling of national security documents kept at his Palm Beach home.