Donald Trump expected to announce 2024 presidential bid

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Former President Donald Trump does expected to announce Tuesday evening that he will run for president for the third time.

He has been hints in recent weeks and months he would. “I will very, very likely do it again,” Trump told rallygoers in Iowa earlier this month.

He plans to announce his candidacy at an event at 9 p.m. ET at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. The Republicans are still reeling of voters’ rejection of several of their candidates for major races — many of whom had been endorsed and even handpicked by Trump.

Some Republicans blamed Trump for boosting a string of extremist candidates who were ultimately rejected by independents and who did little to motivate grassroots voters. “The party needs to get past Donald Trump,” retired GOP Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania said after the election. Democratic Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman defeated Republican Mehmet Oz in the race for Toomey’s seat.

Former Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker, a Republican, also suggested that Trump’s grip on the GOP ultimately hurt their chances of a “red wave.”

“There is significant influence from the former president and I think that influence is likely to hurt the party and the party’s chances on Election Day,” Baker told CNN.

Trump is also facing criticism from his former Vice President, Mike Pence, following the January 6, 2021 attacks. attack on the US Capitol led to a rift between the two.

Asked by ABC News whether he believes Trump should be president again, the former vice president said it was up to the American people, but “I think we’ll have better choices going forward.”

Pence is a potential presidential candidate in 2024.

Some Trump allies urged the former president to wait until after the runoff election in Georgia on December 6 between Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker. as CBS News has reported, but Trump ignored them. He thought it would look weak if he only announced an exploratory committee and not his campaign, a senior adviser told CBS News last week.

On the day his announcement was expected, even one of his closest allies, South Carolina GOP Senator Lindsey Graham, said he didn’t think Trump should announce his bid for the White House just yet.

“I just think we need to get past 2022 before we talk about 2024,” he told reporters on Tuesday. He said he thinks Trump has “a decent chance of coming back — maybe a good chance — depending on how the country unfolds next year.” But first, he added, referring to the second round of the Walker-Warner Senate run, “I’d rather have Georgia behind us.”

While Trump’s influence in the party remains strong, the failed races of many Trump-backed candidates, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ dominant performance last week and The failure of the Republicans to capture the Senate have expressed some doubts about the former president’s prospects for 2024.

He also comes into the race saddled with personal and professional legal battles that have not yet been resolved.

And this was the week House January 6 select committee had required him to testify about his actions around January 6, 2021, during the attack on the US Capitol by thousands of his supporters. He is suing the select committee in an attempt to block that of the panel subpoena.

Mississippi Committee Chair Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, told Trump in a letter that the panel has gathered “overwhelming evidence, including from dozens of your former appointees and staff, which you personally orchestrated and overseen.” on a multipart effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election and hinder the peaceful transfer of power.”

Fin Gomez, Robert Costa, Major Garrett and Alan He contributed to this report.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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