Former President Donald Trump is forging ahead with his 2024 White House ambitions, and the suspected announcement of these ambitions, despite his closest advisors warning the move could have catastrophic consequences for Trump and the GOP.
Trump’s announcement would cut off the Republican National Committee’s support for his legal battles, as the RNC pays some of Trump’s legal bills.
The Republican party may have to contend with what a Trump announcement would do in the Georgia runoff, with many speculating it could cost Republicans the win in a state that has repeatedly rejected Trump’s interests. Other pundits believe an early announcement by Trump would incentivize Democrat voters to show up at the ballot to ensure a Democratic victory in the Senate.
Furthermore, Trump announcing early could cause other potential challengers within the GOP to announce sooner, to avoid losing ground to the former President.
Among others within the GOP, postponing Trump’s 2024 campaign announcement isn’t the solution; instead, this group believes Trump shouldn’t be a factor in the party as they urge their fellow Republicans to move on from Trump.
In an interview on SiriusXM on Friday (November 11), New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R), who won his reelection bid on Election Day, called an early announcement by Trump a “silly decision.”
He pointed to such an announcement mucking up Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker’s (R) Georgia runoff chances.
Sununu added that he believes Trump doesn’t understand that by announcing early, he won’t “keep anyone out of the race.”
But despite the consensus Trump shouldn’t announce early, a top adviser for Trump’s 2016 and 2020 campaigns, Jason Miller, confirmed the President didn’t plan to heed these calls.
Instead, on Stephen Bannon’s radio show, Miller explained Trump would announce his plans to run for President on Tuesday, saying, “it’s going to be a very professional, very buttoned-up announcement.”