While the Biden administration continues to grind through a multi-faceted war of crises, from the border to the pandemic and back again, the GOP seems to really have by one thing on their mind: Redemption.
The Republican Party needs some big wins in the coming months, particularly at the ballot box, and that will come much easier for them if they just knew what it was that Donald Trump had up his sleeve for the 2024 election.
According to dinner guests of the Trumps, that decision has already been made.
Trump has told at least three people he’s dined with in recent months that he plans to run in 2024, a former senior official at the Republican National Committee tells Rolling Stone. “I have three friends who’ve had dinner with him in the last couple of months. All three reported that his current plans are to run for president in 2024,” the former R.N.C. official says. “Now, whether he does or not is a different issue. We’ve still got three years to go. But he’s telling people that.”
Those within earshot were sure of what they heard.
The ex-R.N.C. official says the first two dinners took place in late spring. But the third dinner happened in the last two weeks, the official said. The first two dinner companions came away from their conversations convinced Trump was serious and he’s running, the official adds. The third said he left the dinner “not 100% sure Trump wants to run but he likes being in the conversation, he wants to freeze the field, and he wants his name out there,” according to the ex-R.N.C. official.
The news could potentially put the kibosh on exploratory committee plans from Republicans such as Ron DeSantis, the Florida Governor who is widely believed to be plotting a potential run for the White House.