(NewsGlobal.com)- Many people around the country have been eagerly anticipating the time when former President Donald Trump would finally announce whether or not he will make another run for the White House in 2024.
This week, the CEO of conservative social media platform Gettr said he believes Trump will hold off on making a formal announcement until early in 2023.
Jason Miller, who served as the chief spokesman for the Trump presidential campaign in 2016 and was a senior adviser to the 2020 campaign, made those comments on Monday during an appearance on the TV Show “Just the News, No Noise.”
“I’m confident he’s going to run, so that’s not the issue. I hear him make a little noise. It could be pretty soon after the midterms. My gut tells me it’s going to be a little closer to the first of the year or maybe even just after the first of the year.”
Over the summer, there were rumblings that Trump was antsy to announce his candidacy for president sooner rather than later. He was tired of sitting on the sideline, many sources close to him said, and was eager to get back into politics on an official basis.
But, there were some major downsides to Trump announcing his candidacy that early.
For one, doing so would significantly change the rules that govern how he’s able to raise money. As an official candidate for federal office, Trump’s campaign would be much more limited to what they could raise, for what purpose and how much from whom.
Ultimately, that would reduce the amount of cash he had on hand, and limit the messaging and outreach in the last few months.
In addition, an early announcement could potentially take focus away from other Trump-backed Republican candidates for office who are running in next week’s midterm elections. While Trump certainly would rather be the center of attention than other candidates — even if he supports them — his political advisers did stress to him how important these midterms would be for him directly, as it could determine which party controls Congress for the first two years of a hypothetical Trump presidency.
So, even though Trump deep down would love to be on the campaign trail right now — according to many sources, including Miller — he’s holding off on making that announcement for now.
Miller, though, said this week that he believes Trump won’t wait too much longer after the dust has settled from the midterms, and could ring in 2023 with a bang by officially throwing his hat in the ring.
During his appearance with Just the News this week, Miller also predicted major victories for Republican candidates around the country in the midterms. He said:
“I think it’s going to be a blowout in favor of Republicans. Trends are hard things to break. This is the thing you realize during a campaign as you get down the homestretch.
“Either you’re on course and you’re doing well, or you’re not. And when you have such a massive economic swing, obviously negative against Democrats and positive for Republicans, it’s tougher for anything else to cut through.”