Former President Donald Trump.
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- Former President Donald Trump could announce a 2024 presidential bid as soon as this month, CNN reported.
- Sources closes to Trump told CNN he’s anxious to announce the bid and “wants to clear the field.”
- His advisers have been laying the groundwork for a potential bid, telling his allies to prepare.
Former President Donald Trump is eager to announce a 2024 presidential run, according to CNN, citing sources close to him.
He could announce a bid as early as sometime this month, CNN reported. In the past few days, Trump’s advisers have been laying the groundwork for a presidential run and informing his allies that he is weighing an early announcement.
Previously, he’s not had a concrete idea of when he’d announce the bid, according to CNN.
After losing the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden, the former president began hosting a series of rallies that have served as a barometer of his popularity among conservatives and could help him maintain momentum for a potential campaign bid.
Since losing, Trump has said at various times that he expects to win in 2024 should he run in the next presidential election. Saturday’s rally marked only the latest time that he made such a claim.
During an American Freedom Tour in March, for example, Trump promised to return to the White House in 2024.
“With the support of everyone in this room, we will take back the House, we will take back the Senate and we will take back our country, and then most importantly in 2024, we are going to take back our beautiful White House,” he said, addressing a crowd of rallygoers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Now the president is considering making his announcement as early as July, but he “doesn’t want this to be a dud,” one source told CNN.
But he “wants to clear the field and dare other people to run against him,” one source said.
Still, Trump flip-flops on the timing of the decision often.
“Every day is different,” a source familiar with the matter told CNN. “We get told he’s going to announce imminently, and by the afternoon that has changed.”