“In 2024, most importantly, we will take back the beautiful White Roof,” he promised in Pennsylvania earlier this month. Donald Trump, the former President of the United States and the mastermind behind the 2020 election fraud claims that his victory was denied by election fraud, is now a hot topic.
For more than a year, he has been working to announce a 2024 White House bid, but it never came to fruition. It’s rare to be disciplined by someone famous for speaking up for the silent part. “It’s always about Donald.”
It’s also a strategy that pays off. Aligning with their intention to provide consistent coverage for rallies and keep potential Republican primary rivals guessing. He avoided confrontation with party leaders, who fear a formal Trump candidacy could overshadow the midterm campaign. He also continues to pour money into Save America, a political action committee that has raised more than $100 million since its inception after the 2020 election. “He’s flamboyant and it’s mostly about Donald,” said an adviser to the Democratic National Committee. Kurt Bardella. When Trump lost to Joe Biden in the 2020 race, many observers expected him to follow the example of former one-term presidents such as Jimmy Carter and George HW Bush: accept the end of his political career and consider a presidential library and museum.
But Trump never did anything with the book. He said that the “big lie” is the most recent attack in the bloody attack on the Capitol by his supporters on January 6, 2021. Six months later, he continued campaigning with events in Ohio, and since then has held 20 more in locations. Alaska, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming.
Supporters in each are hoping today will be the day Trump announces a major political comeback and bid for the presidency. He always points in that direction once or twice, making the title “swimming” or “laughing”, but never clearly.
The closest he came was not a rally, but when he was pressed by a New York Magazine reporter about what would drive his decision.
But one factor may give him pause. If Trump makes the announcement, it will trigger Federal Election Commission financial disclosure requirements and how much money he can raise from individual donors. The 76-year-old’s retreat may ultimately be more financial than political.
Henry Olsen from the Center for Ethics and Public Policy, a think tank in Washington, said: “This is a matter of federal law: if someone is called a presidential candidate, some extras are depending on why you can’t spend your money. It applies to committees that have formed,” he said.
That’s why candidates usually announce “search” instead of “campaign committee,” added Olsen, a senior executive at the organization.
While Trump has often made a reputation for his rudeness, said Olsen, “He has done it when he thought it was in the best interest and now he is doing it.”
The same financial rules apply to all would-be Republicans, so an official statement is impossible. The competition includes Florida Governor DeSantis, former Vice President Pence, Virginia Governor Glenn Young and Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Ted Cruz of Texas, Rick Scott of Florida and Tim Scott of South Carolina.
This heightened interest comes against the backdrop of multiple criminal investigations involving Trump and his allies. The Department of Justice is investigating the presence of classified material containing information about foreign nuclear capabilities at his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.
The only thing we know about Donald Trump is that he doesn’t want to share the spotlight with anyone, and in the past, he has dismissed people in his orbit who fly too close to the sun, like Steve Bannon.