Former President Donald Trump is preparing to possibly launch his 2024 president campaign on November 14, according to three sources familiar with the matter, Axios reported.
According to Axios, a series of political events will follow the much-anticipated announcement. The report comes after Trump once again hinted at another White House run during a rally in Sioux City, Iowa on Thursday.
“In order to make our country successful and safe and glorious, I will very, very, very probably do it again,” Trump said. “Get ready that’s all I’m telling you — very soon. Get ready.”
People close to Trump are discussing possible venues and dates for the announcement, and Trump’s team has been scouting out staff in key states and preparing all the paperwork, AP reported.
AP sources cautioned that Trump hasn’t made a final decision. Hiring for the campaign hasn’t started and that post-midterm window could be affected by things like delayed election results or a Georgia runoff election.
Still, Reince Priebus, one of Trump’s former chiefs of staff, told AP he’s “like 95 percent” sure Trump will run.
“The real question is, are other big challengers going to run? If President Trump runs, he will be very difficult for any Republican to defeat,” he said.
Trump recently took another swipe at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis – his most likely competitor in the 2024 Republican primary – sharing a video of journalist Megyn Kelly saying the governor couldn’t beat Trump in a race for president.
“I AGREE!” Trump said on his social media site TruthSocial over a video of Kelly’s remarks from a recent episode of “The Rubin Report.”
In the video, Kelly tells BlazeTV host Dave Rubin that Trump “sucks up all the energy in every room, no matter what, and even someone as skilled as a politician, and smart policy-wise, as DeSantis can’t overcome that. He can’t.”
She also says “the hardcore Trump faithful is unshakeable,” adding that they “like DeSantis, but they don’t think it’s his turn.”