Donald Trump made his strong suggestion that he will soon launch a third bid for the White House in 2024, telling a rally of supporters in Ohio on Monday night that he would make a “very big announcement” on November 15.
Yesterday he spoke at a rally in Ohio Mid-term elections That would determine control of Congress for the next two years, Trump said: “We don’t want to detract anything from tomorrow’s importance.” But he said his “announcement” would come a week after the midterms, at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
“This incredible journey that we are together has just begun,” Trump, 76, said.
Trump’s comments fueled speculation that he might seek a rematch against incumbent President Joe Biden in 2024. Biden, who turns 80 later this month, has not formally said he will run for re-election in 2024. But Anita Dunn, his senior adviser, said at an event in Washington last week that early conversations about a future campaign were underway.
Trump has been flirting with another run at the White House for months. But his closest advisers and other senior figures in the Republican Party have urged him to delay any formal announcement until after the midterms.
Polls suggest Republicans will regain control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, while nonpartisan analysts see the Senate as a “toss-up” that could come down to a handful of races in key swing states. Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada.
On Monday night, Trump shared the stage with JD Vance in Ohio Hillbilly Elegy The author is a Republican candidate for state Senate with Trump’s endorsement. Trump won Ohio by eight points over Biden in 2020, but recent polls show Vance in a tighter race with his Democratic opponent, Congressman Tim Ryan.
Biden has been around for months stepped aside from the campaign trail amid persistently low approval ratings. But in the final stretch of the campaign he traveled across the country to support a handful of congressional candidates and Democrats running for governor, including a stop in Pennsylvania with former President Barack Obama on Saturday. On Sunday, he traveled to New York, where he campaigned with incumbent Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul, who faces an unexpectedly tough challenge in the Republican Congress. Lee Seldin.
On Monday night, Biden made his campaign visits to another Democratic stronghold, Maryland, where polls show former investment banker Wes Moore as the favorite to be elected governor.
Back at the White House after the rally, Biden told reporters he was “hopeful,” adding: “But I’m always optimistic.”
Asked if Democrats could take control of the House of Representatives, the president said: “I think it’s going to be tough, but I think we can. I think we’ll win the Senate. I think the House is tough.