Is Trump Set to Announce He’s Running Tonight?

By Al Perrotta Published on November 7, 2022

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. 

“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. 

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. 

As of 1 p.m. Eastern there is no indication from Trump on Truth Social that there’s anything special going on tonight. Just his regular call for same day voting and paper ballots. 

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. 

When he finished, Trump looked upward and blew a kiss to heaven. A spontaneous thank you. 

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 GETTRGabParler, and now at TRUTH Social.

 

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