Is Trump Set to Announce He’s Running Tonight?
As if the final hours before Election Day could get any more frenzied.
Donald Trump may well announce tonight at his Ohio rally for J.D. Vance that he is running in 2024. Or so several outlets are reporting.
It’s a “coin-flip” whether an announcement is coming this evening, sources close to Trump tell Daily Caller‘s Senior Congressional Reporter Henry Rodgers.
NEW: A source close to President Trump tells me it is basically a "coin flip" as to whether Trump announces his run for President tonight. No final decision has been made on the possible announcement tonight. @DailyCaller
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) November 7, 2022
“There’s a lot of back and forth right now, no one really knows if it’s going to happen tonight or if it’s going to happen in a week or so,” a source told the Washington Examiner. “Trump himself is the one who wants to do it ASAP. No one knows right now whether it’s happening tonight or not.” The New York Post echoes the reporting saying Trump is telling close allies he may announce tonight, but has not made a final decision.
Word on Friday was that Trump was thinking about announcing on November 14 … not coincidentally, the day he was supposed to appear before the January 6 committee. But Jonathan Swan of Axios reports Trump seems to be speeding up the timetable.
Based calls/texts all morning, Trump/Vance rally in Ohio will be v closely watched by Rs. Speculation has reached a point of absurdity at this point but many Rs of varying degrees of closeness to Trump are anticipating accelerated announcement based on his recent private comments
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) November 7, 2022
And last night in Miami, as Newsmax noted, he said “stay tuned tomorrow night in the great state of Ohio” as part of his 2024 tease.
Adding some credence to the story: Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, who’s tight with Trump, is encouraging 45 to announce tonight.
To all the press texting & calling me:
Trump should announce tonight
His candidates won the primaries
Biden’s central message was the “ULTRA MAGA” scare
And we are going to win BIGLY!
Trump deserves all the credit for this wave election & announcing tonight he will seize it
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) November 7, 2022
And the Rain Came Down
At his rally in Miami Sunday afternoon, Trump indicated that he’d have news to share very, very soon. As he wrapped up his speech, the skies opened up, drenching the former President and the crowd as he laid out the troubles facing the nation. Rain pouring, music soaring, Trump promised a return to America’s greatness.
Trump delivers full 15-minute closing remarks at rally as Florida rain POURS down in biblical fashion:
“We are a nation that loves to be rained upon.”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 7, 2022
When he finished, Trump looked upward and blew a kiss to heaven. A spontaneous thank you.
Concluding his remarks to a Miami MAGA rally in a rainstorm, Trump blows a kiss to the heavens … pic.twitter.com/3J7AejISuA
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) November 7, 2022
Announcement or no announcement tonight, in that gesture, in that moment, you knew Donald Trump’s race has begun.
More to come …
Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream, chief barista for The Brew and co-author, with John Zmirak, of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration. You can follow him at @StreamingAl at GETTR, Gab, Parler, and now at TRUTH Social.