While it appears fairly obvious that Donald Trump will be announcing his 2024 reelection campaign sometime rather soon, not everyone seems to be on board with some of the proposed timelines that are floating around.
Trump certainly seems eager to get back out on the campaign trail. Not only has he taken delivery of his fully refurbished “Trump Force One” airplane in recent weeks, but he’s been making several rally appearances for Republicans who are running in the 2018 midterms.
Last week, Trump insiders suggested that the former President could be preparing to announce his candidacy as soon as November 14th, but there are some within the GOP who are pushing back against the idea.
It would be a “terrible idea” for former President Donald Trump to announce a 2024 presidential candidacy before Christmas, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said Sunday.
“People are really going to be happy one way or another that the election is over come Tuesday. And everyone’s going to want to take a breath,” the Republican governor said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
Trump, who continues to deny his loss in the 2020 election, has repeatedly suggested he will run again, though not said it outright. His advisers have discussed launching a 2024 campaign as soon as Nov. 14, Axios reported last week.
Sununu was rather serious.
If Trump does make the announcement, “it’ll have no effect on anything, and I mean that quite sincerely,” Sununu said, adding that “eight to maybe a dozen other candidates” could run on the Republican side.
“He [Trump] doesn’t keep anybody out of the race,” Sununu said.
Of course, Sununu is an outlier in this regard, with a number of GOP stalwarts and strategists suggesting that Trump’s announcement would likely freeze several other candidates out of the race, and make those who refuse to yield to him appear “disloyal” in the eyes of the MAGA Movement.