With the dust beginning to settle on the US midterm elections, all eyes turn to 2024, with Joe Biden’s Democrats performing above expectations, and a predicted “red wave” from Republicans failing to come to fruition.
Donald Trump is expected to formally announce his intention to run for president again in 2024 on Tuesday evening.
The former president, who has hinted at his desire to run for the White House again ever since he left office in January 2021, is scheduled to speak at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, at 9 p.m. EST.
Trump teased what is expected to be his 2024 announcement at a rally in Dayton, Ohio, on the eve of the “critical” midterms elections, which the GOP ended up badly underperforming in.
“And I would say in the strongest way, it is a country-saving election,” Trump said on November 7.
“I’m going to be making a very big announcement on Tuesday, November 15, at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.”
Trump also built up the announcement in a Truth Social post in the early hours of Tuesday.
“Hopefully TODAY will turn out to be one of the most important days in the history of our Country,” Trump wrote.
How You Can Watch Trump’s Expected 2024 Announcement
The event at Mar-a-Lago will be streamed online via the Right Side Broadcasting YouTube channel, which also streams Trump’s political rallies, from 9 p.m. EST.
The announcement will also be streamed via the former president’s account on Rumble, the video streaming platform beloved by right-wing figures.
Television networks such as Fox News, CNN and Newsmax are also expected to broadcast the event live.
Trump’s expected announcement that he is running for president for the third time arrives as his reputation has taken a major hit in the wake of the Republican Party’s poor midterm performance.
A number of people, including those within the GOP, have blamed Trump for endorsing a number of extremist and election-denying candidates across the country who went on to lose their respective races.
The evening before Trump’s Mar-a-Lago announcement, another of his chosen 2020 election-denying candidates, Arizona governor hopeful Kari Lake, lost her election to Democrat Katie Hobbs.
On Sunday, Maryland’s Republican Governor Larry Hogan was the latest high-profile conservative figure to come out and publicly denounce Trump after the GOP failed to achieve a “red wave” on November 8 as expected.
Speaking to CNN’s State of the Union, Hogan said that the “definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result,” and therefore the GOP needs to move on from Trump.
“Donald Trump kept saying, we’re going to be winning so much, we will get tired of winning. I’m tired of losing. I mean, that’s all he’s done,” Hogan added.
What former President Donald Trump says tonight could well be more headline fodder than what he announces.
Trump is widely expected to finally state from his Mar-a-Lago club that he is launching a 2024 comeback campaign for the White House. He has been hinting, teasing, suggesting — an entire thesaurus worth of synonyms for signaling — his intentions since a late February 2021 speech at a conservative political action summit in Orlando.
Trump publicly designated Tuesday evening as the time and place for letting the country know his plans. During a rally in Ohio a week ago, he said he would make a “very big announcement” on Nov. 15.