Trump's planning to officially announce an 'unusually early' 2024 presidential run, NYT reports
Former President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to announce his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election “unusually early,” according to a new report published by the New York Times.
Late Fridayevening, The Times reported that: “Republicans are bracing” for an announcement the paper said is “designed in part to shield the former president from a stream of damaging revelations emerging from investigations into his attempts to cling to power after losing the 2020 election.”
Allies close to the former president have also revealed he could announce his presidential run "as early as this month" in wake of President Joe Biden's seemingly unfavorable poll numbers. The announcement is also said to be a message to his Republican rivals.
The Times also reported:
The timing of a formal announcement from Mr. Trump remains uncertain. But he recently surprised some advisers by saying he might declare his candidacy on social media without warning even his own team, and aides are scrambling to build out basic campaign infrastructure in time for an announcement as early as this month.
However, there is one drawback to Trump making an early announcement. Per the report, he would be unable to utilize his political war chest which would give him access to approximately $100 million but there is one silver lining that could help him. “But Mr. Trump’s command over small-dollar donors has remained strong, leaving some on his team unconcerned about the fund-raising limits,” the Times stated.
The latest report comes as Trump continues to make headlines amid the House Select Committee's investigative probe into the Jan. 6 insurrection. Despite having no evidence of widespread voter fraud, Trump has been relentless about his claims suggesting the presidential election was stolen from him. Although Trump is said to be serious about another run, Friday's Harvard-Harris poll has revealed that 61% of registered voters believe Trump should not enter another presidential race.
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