It’s no secret that Donald J. Trump is running for president in 2024. He has made that very clear, although he hasn’t officially announced it yet. Nobody thought that Trump would accept bowing out the way his presidency ended in 2020. In case you haven’t noticed them, here are several signs that Trump is planning another presidential run.
Lara Trump, the daughter-in-law to the former president and wife of Eric Trump, was poised to run for the open Senate seat in North Carolina. Even before officially announcing her candidacy she was polling in front of the Democratic challenger. She has since announced that she will not run for the seat.
While she had a legitimate shot at taking the seat, a loss by her would be a rebuke of the Trump name and Democrats would have a field day with it.
His Website / Truth Social
Shortly after handing the reins to Joe Biden in January of 2020, Trump launched his “official” website, donaldjtrump.com. From his website, he has attempted to stay relevant in the political discourse of the day, releasing statements, endorsements, and rebuttals of the mainstream media narrative.
With Trump being banned from Twitter, he has moved his social media presence to his own Truth Social app. He isn’t as active on Truth Social as he was on Twitter, but it’s a way to stay relevant to his supporters and to get his message out to people.
Trump / O’Reilly History Tour
In 2021, President Trump went “on tour” with conservative talk show host and author Bill O’Reilly. They stopped in four cities in Florida and Texas to talk about Biden’s failures and the future of America. This tour was in addition to the many “Trump Rallies” he has continued to have over the past several years.
You can expect the Trump Rallies to increase in frequency after the midterm election and after Trump has officially announced his candidacy for President.
Last July, Trump seemed to publicly admit that he was running, and the only question was when to announce. He was quoted as saying “Do I go before or after? That’s my big decision.” He apparently meant deciding whether to announce it before or after the 2022 midterm elections. With the midterm elections almost here, there’s a lot for Trump riding on the outcome. I still believe that he will run for President in 2024 regardless of the outcome of the midterms. If there is a significant “Red Wave” however, he would be smart to announce his candidacy immediately after the elections.