He considered announcing a 2024 run during his high-profile rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday night, but reconsidered after advisers told him it would overshadow the midterm elections.
However, when Mr. Trump considered using his Latrobe, Pennsylvania rally on Saturday night as a backdrop to announcing his 2024 run, concerns were voiced that it might jeopardize his campaign – despite Mr. Trump’s insistence it would not.
The 75-year-old was in a critical state to rally for the Republican senate candidate Mehmet Oz, a race that could determine control of the US Senate.
Mr. Trump’s advisers “urged him not to” declare his presidential bid, the network reported, warning it could divert attention from the candidates on the ballot on Tuesday.
According to sources, Donald Trump is ultimately okay with a plan that would have had him give up most of his businesses.
President Trump teased the prospect of an imminent announcement saying: “I promise you in the very next…very, very, very short period of time, you’re going to be so happy. One of the reasons I don’t want to do that [declare for 2024] right now…because I’d like to do it…you know what, and I really mean it, I’d like to have the focus on Dr. Oz…
We have to win! Alright?