Trump Could Announce 2024 Presidential Run Soon, Advisers Suggest

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A US district judge said former president Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election amounted to criminal conduct
A US district judge said former president Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election amounted to criminal conduct

Former President Donald Trump could soon announce his bid for the presidential seat in 2024, according to his advisers. 

Jason Miller, a longtime adviser to Trump, said the former president could begin building his supporter base and deny other Republican presidential candidate hopefuls the chance to run in 2024 should he announce his intentions to run for the White House again. 

"I think that there being clarity about what his intentions are [is important] so he can start building that operation while it’s still fresh in people’s minds and they’re still active — a lot of that can be converted into 2024 action," Miller told NBC News.

A second adviser, whose identity was not revealed, told the publication that Trump should hold off any announcements until after the midterm elections in November. However, the adviser suggested that Trump, who is famous for being impulsive, would likely announce a 2024 bid "sooner rather than later."

Two people in Trump’s inner circle said the former president could make an announcement on July 4. Miller, however, dismissed the claim, adding that Trump has not yet decided to run. 

Reports about Trump’s possible announcement come as Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., beat out the former president and other possible GOP candidates in a straw poll at the Western Conservative Summit held in Colorado on Saturday.

The event, which was organized by the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University, gauged the attendees’ preferences for who should be the next Republican presidential candidate. DeSantis received the backing of 71.01% of respondents. Trump came in second place with 67.68% support. 

Other possible Republican candidates who were named in the straw poll included Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Teas (28.73%); former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson (24.15%); former press secretary and current GOP nominee for Arkansas governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders (18.40%); Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. (17.41%); former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (16.70%); the former president’s eldest child Don Jr. (16.16%); former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (15.53%); and former Vice President Mike Pence (14.36%).


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