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Trump ‘to announce 2024 White House run as early as THIS MONTH to distract from Jan 6 hearings’

Donald Trump could be announcing his candidacy for the 2024 election as early as this month, it is alleged, with the former president reportedly jealous of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and eager to distract from the ongoing Capitol hearings. .

Most presidential candidates announce their run the year before, to minimize time on the campaign trail, where they are likely to face scandals and embarrassing skeletons in their closets.

But Trump, 74, is excited to announce his intentions much sooner, according to the New York Times.

On Friday The New York Times reported that the former president has surprised some of his advisers by saying he can announce his intentions on social media, without even informing them in advance.

Trump continues to be banned from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and should be making the announcement on his much smaller network TruthSocial.

He is said to have been mortified by the increasing attention and compliments on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Many Republicans believe that DeSantis is pursuing the same policies that made Trump very popular, but without the divisive and unpredictable personality.

Aid workers, the paper said, are scrambling to build campaign infrastructure in time for an announcement that could come this month.

“Every day is different,” a source told CNN

“We’re told he’s going to be announcing it soon, and by noon that has changed.”

Donald Trump, seen on June 25 at a rally in Illinois, could announce his 2024 candidacy this month, sources told The New York Times

Donald Trump, seen on June 25 at a rally in Illinois, could announce his 2024 candidacy this month, sources told The New York Times

Trump, 74, has barely stopped campaigning for reelection since he left the White House in January 2021

Trump, 74, has barely stopped campaigning for reelection since he left the White House in January 2021

Another source, who previously said Trump would wait until after Labor Day, told CNN that the September announcement was “in the air” and that if Trump announces it early, “it will be July.”

“He’s sounding a lot more committed lately,” added another person close to Trump.

Trump has repeatedly teased another run for the White House, even if he could only serve one term.

But the idea has been given added urgency by the surge in support for Florida’s 43-year-old governor DeSantis.

Republican donors who have opened their wallets to Trump are now backing DeSantis as he prays to win a second term as Florida governor, it turns out.

Powerful GOP supporters hope DeSantis can serve two terms in office than Trump’s, giving him more time to push through his policies.

Trump and Ron DeSantis are seen in November 2019. Many Republican mega donors now support DeSantis in his November reelection bid

Trump and Ron DeSantis are seen in November 2019. Many Republican mega donors now support DeSantis in his November reelection bid

Desantis, seen Thursday at a press conference announcing a new citizenship program, is seen by many as a significant threat to Trump

Desantis, seen Thursday at a press conference announcing a new citizenship program, is seen by many as a significant threat to Trump

New campaign requests obtained by: Politics showing that DeSantis received $3.4 million from 10 donors who collectively spent $24 million on Trump’s reelection bid.

Many of those who donated had never before contributed to the Florida election, including Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus, 93, who gave DeSantis $500,000. In 2016, he was one of Donald Trump’s most generous donors, contributing $7 million.

The cash donations for a relatively small election show how seriously many major Republicans take DeSantis as a potential presidential candidate.

Trump told the New Yorker, in an article titled, “Can Ron DeSantis Displace Donald Trump as GOP Commander in Chief?” that he was responsible for DeSantis’ political career thanks to a 2018 endorsement credited with landing the Florida man as governor.

“If I hadn’t supported him, he wouldn’t have won,” Trump said.

The article stated that DeSantis was sometimes described as “Trump with a brain.”

Asked again if he would beat DeSantis in 2024, Trump told Newsmax, “I was very responsible for him getting elected.”

However, the big money follows DeSantis.

DeSantis has amassed a $100 million war chest, set new records and positioned him well to roll those funds into 2024.

DeSantis, pictured on June 16 in Miami, insists he is focused on the 2022 race and not thinking about 2024

DeSantis, pictured on June 16 in Miami, insists he is focused on the 2022 race and not thinking about 2024

Trump's face is seen on a screen during the Jan. 6 commission hearing on June 28

Trump’s face is seen on a screen during the Jan. 6 commission hearing on June 28

Trump himself has already raised a $100 million fund through his Super PAC.

But that money is not allowed to directly support a candidate, under campaign finance laws.

Some aides are urging Trump to wait so he can freely use the money for his official statement.

An RNC official also pointed out that when Trump officially made his offer, the Republican party would have to stop paying its legal bills over an investigation by the New York Attorney General.

Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., is encouraging him to wait so he has a more complete campaign team ready, according to The New York Times.

Others are concerned about the impact of the January 6 hearings.

Trump himself has been eagerly watching them and commenting on his Truth Social network.

South Carolina senator Lindsay Graham said Trump needs to make a quick statement to keep him focused on policy.

“It’s up to him whether he runs or not,” Graham told The New York Times.

“But the key to success is comparing its policy agenda and policy successes to what is happening today.”

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