With all the recent media reports about DeSantis & Co. going to Iowa ….
And drop off of money flowing to the Donald Trump coffers?
What would you expect?
The leader of the band see’s his audience splinting ….
And he DOES MISS the attention….
He’s gonna try just about ANYTHING to get attention back on him….
And freeze people out…
One could see this simply not working for the extent the ex-President who is gonna be subjected to a LOT of political and legal turbulence ….
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) told The Undercurrent in Iowa that Donald Trump will announce he’s running for President in 2024 “any day now.”
Maggie Haberman reports Trump “could always not pull the trigger but this is what he’s now told several people — sooner rather than later.”
Jonathan Bernstein: “Early candidacy announcements are usually a sign of weakness. Longshots announce early, and begin campaigning early, because they need a lot of time to build enough attention and support to persuade party actors and news organizations to take them seriously.”
“But Trump’s situation is different. It’s at least possible that by jumping in definitively at this early stage, he could convince everyone else to stay out. The longer uncertainty persists, the more other politicians will be doing candidate-like things, which in turn could make one or more of them more likely to stay in and run a serious campaign. Even if Trump would be the likely winner, he’d rather have the nomination given to him than to have to fight for it, and an early announcement might do the trick.”
Longtime Trump adviser Jason Miller told Cheddar he thinks Donald Trump is “definitely” running for president again in 2024.
When asked to give odds, Miller responded: “I would say somewhere between 99 and 100 percent. I think he is definitely running in 2024. I had a good conversation with him last night. I’m going to go see him in another couple days here.”
He added: “He has not said the magical words to me, but if you talk to him for a few minutes it’s pretty clear that he’s running.”
Philip Bump: Prepare for the longest presidential campaign in history.