According to sources close to him, Donald Trump may want to use the expected tailwind for the Republican Party in the congressional elections to announce his candidacy for the next US presidential election. Three advisers to the former president told Reuters news agency.
As his candidacy is announced in the coming weeks, he could slow down potential challengers in his party, advisers said.
However, they also thought Trump might delay a decision on his bid for the White House. Trump was initially unavailable for comment.
A person familiar with Trump’s plans said the former president plans to announce his re-election campaign after next Tuesday’s general election. Trump looked around for potential employees. The person said Trump’s team was contacting them to explore their interest in working together.
According to polls, Republicans are likely to win control of the US House of Representatives and control of the Senate. Democratic President Joe Biden’s legislative plans could be blocked for the next two years.
Since leaving office, Trump has repeatedly flirted with the candidacy at rallies. One of Trump’s advisers said that he thinks Trump will run in 2024. Another person close to Trump said, “He wants to continue the speculation for months.” (Reuters)
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