Some Trump allies personally admit that the House Committee hearing proved to be more damaging than expected. Parliamentary investigators continue to broadcast fragments of testimony from current and former Trump advisers, weakening his false claims about the 2020 elections and raising new questions about his potential. There is a legal danger.
The hearing also weighed heavily on Trump, who made more than 12 posts on his TruthSocial website this week with the aim of spending most of his 90-minute speech to evangelical conservatives last month and damaging Hutchinson’s credibility. I am.
Another source said it is unlikely that Trump would make an announcement without warning the press to ensure maximum coverage.
Recognized anonymity, who speaks openly about close discussions, likened the environment surrounding Trump’s 2024 decision to the first presidential election in 2016.
“Every day is different. He was told he would announce soon, and that changed in the afternoon,” said a knowledgeable source.
Someone near Mr. Trump said he would wait until Labor Day was over and wait for him to throw his hat in the 2024 Republican primary. “It will be July,” announced early.
“He’s been hearing more enthusiastically lately,” added another person near Trump.
Before decamping in Mar-a-Lago earlier this summer for a club in Bedminster, NJ, Trump strongly announces to those around him that he will announce before the midterm elections in November. Insisted. He then changed course just a few weeks later, telling his allies that he didn’t want to interfere in the interim, and thought he could gain momentum by waiting for the post-election announcement. conduct.
Three sources described Trump as anxious and responsive whenever there was a conversation about future practices.
He is rocking between concerns about the investigation he is facing and his desire for a “fight against fire,” one source said. To be his best defender. The former president has conducted dozens of interviews since his resignation, most of which were interviews with unpublished book authors and right-wing media authors with limited reach.
“He knows it if he announces [a run for president] He will be the central stage again. ”
But others say Trump’s main motive for proclaiming his candidacy so quickly is because other potential Republican presidential applicants are joking about running. Top Republicans such as Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Rick Scott of Florida, former United States Ambassador Nikki Haley, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and former Vice President Mike Pence have recently voted. We make pit stops and lay the foundation for them. Unique potential campaign.
“I want to clear the field and dare other people to confront him,” said one source.
Through his Save America Leadership PAC, the former president recently exploded an example allegedly demonstrating his strong position in the potential 2024 GOP space.
Trump’s next appearance on the Campaign Trail is scheduled for July 9, when he will host a rally for the hopeful Kelly Tshibaka of the Alaskan Senate Republican Party. Sources close to the former president do not expect it to be a means of launching the campaign, but exclude a momentary post on his Truth Social site that could move the Republican primary in 2024. Is not …