Trump moves to Iowa as 2024 chatter grows

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Energy & Region – Biden returns to pre-Trump state monument legal limits Overnight Defense & National Security – China tells US to protect troops from Taiwan Finance is sending clear indications that he is planning another presidential contest in 2024 as he heads to Iowa for a meeting this week.

Saturday’s event in the first-of-its-kind caucus state is the latest sign the former president is preparing for the third White House business as he publishes mid-year contracts, recruiting supporters in places like Iowa and boasting in news interviews which he sees as a glide victory in the 2024 GOP first.

After reports this week that aides had to arrest him for not officially announcing the deal, Republicans see Trump’s rivalry as a reality.

“I think he’s already come in and he’s waiting for it to be legalized,” said a Republican who spoke with Trump. “His idea right now is to see the Republicans win in 2022, and I don’t think he wants to do anything that could interfere with that.”

Better about it, Saturday’s meeting in Des Moines sticks to that stated goal. Trump will join Republican leaders who face re-election next year, including Governor Kim Reynolds, Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyPictures of Sunday: Manchin, California oil spill and dog podium The Memo: New Trump revelation inspires critics as fans greet Grassley in praise of a Korean American judge for the ‘hard work’ of ‘you and your people’ MORE and Reps. Ashley Hinson and Mariannette Miller-Meeks.

However, the mark after Trump’s visit to the first-in-the-world council cannot be ignored. Potential presidential candidates often travel to Iowa years before announcing their campaign to meet GOP national and local leaders and meet with voters.

David Kochel, a former Republican veteran in Iowa, underestimated the value of Trump’s visit to Hawkeye State, noting that the former president held international meetings that did not value first-time competition, such as Georgia and Ohio.

But Kochel also said that Mr. Trump has “given all indications that he is serious about” another presidential election. If he ever considered continuing the campaign, Kochel said, “Iowa looks to be Trump’s safe haven.”

“With all the resources available, he has a brand name, he still has the support of many in the branch who become the first voters and elect these things, he has put his hands on all the parties he wants.” success in primary school, ”Kochel said.

In fact, Trump seems to be experiencing something of a resurgence in Iowa. The Des Moines Register / Mediacom Iowa poll released this week found that 55 percent of Iowans have a positive view of Trump, while 55 percent have a negative view – the best performance at any time in his administration.

By comparison, only 37 percent of Iowans reported negative views of Biden, while 61 percent said they had negative views of the president.

Trump has not been a hypocrite about the potential return on business. He laughed at the idea openly and secretly for months, often saying that his supporters would be “very happy” with his final decision. And after a year of limited visibility and interviews, she is expected to expand her travel program in the coming months.

Former president is also firing a warning to potential opponents of the 2024 GOP elections. His leadership of the PAC, Save America, announced in August that it had hired two staff members in Iowa who, among other things, would help Mr. Trump stay on top of his opponents as they go to government.

In a recent interview with Yahoo Money, Mr. Trump fired potential competitors from the GOP, including the Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantis Anxiety is rising as Trump’s bid appears likely Florida Board of Education approves sanctions to eight school districts over coronavirus approval We are all paying DeSantis opposition to First Amendment OTHER, saying “more people would drop out of school” if he entered the 2024 race and that even if they did not, he could easily beat them.

“If I face [DeSantis], I would hit him like I was going to hit everyone else, “Trump said, adding:” I think a lot of people can drop out of school. I think he will drop out of school. ”

However, some Republicans say it is difficult to know whether the former president, who won the presidential race before pulling the trigger in 2016, is politically active or if he is just trying to maintain publicity.

Yaro. Joni ErnstJoni Kay Ernst Photo Sunday: Manchin, California oil spill and dog plate Senate GOP searches bipartisan pan to monitor Afghanistan’s evacuation (R-Iowa), who is scheduled to be out of the country this week and is not attending Saturday’s meeting, told The Hill that Trump’s offer to run for another presidential commission seems to “change several weeks.” At the same time, he said, the former president remains a popular figure among Iowa voters.

“I still think he’ll have to be determined,” Ernst said of the 2024 agreement with Trump. “I can only tell Iowa, but most Iowans are really, really behind him. They look at what President BidenJoe BidenMcConnell swears GOP will not help raise debt in December after Schumer ‘tantrum’ Ilhan Omar to Biden: ‘Extend on your pledge to eradicate student debt’ it is doing, and they are disgusted with what they see as domination. So, I think he has a chance there. ”

Indeed, Biden’s decline in the political economy only sparked Trump’s interest in the 2024 election. The presidential approval in the region of Friday to 38th has been under water since the end of August, damaged by the summer increase in new COVID-19 infections and the brutal withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

The Washington Post reported this week that Mr. Trump was so moved by the negative US exit from Afghanistan that he came close to announcing the 2024 campaign. His advisers eventually pulled him out of the party, warning that such a move could jeopardize the Republican’s attempt to take over the House and the Senate in the 2022 elections.

And while the announcement may not be forthcoming, Trump’s allies are not sure he will eventually make it.

“I think if he had to make a decision today, I think we all know that the answer would probably be yes,” said one of Trump’s international spokespersons. “And I think, unless something from the blue came out to stop him, I think it would be confidence that he is running again. “I think that’s the way to play right now, unless something has changed a lot, this isn’t the only one that laughs at himself for not running.”

Yaro. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP tries to take filibuster to force Manchin, Movie Senate approves short-term debt lending value Credit-limit vote causes major fighting between Senate Republicans MORE (RS.C.), one of Trump’s weakest senators in the Senate, said his first entry into the next presidential race would give Democrats more time to attack the former president, though it would allow him to increase his fundraising efforts. However, he predicted that Mr. Trump would emerge as a competent candidate.

“I know he’s chasing you a little bit to get into the race,” Graham told Hill. “There is something refined and selected. As soon as he enters, they attack him more, don’t they? But it is also more money that he can raise. ”

Money can’t be an issue for Trump as he weighs a presidential bid. He has a well-paid foreign network network behind him, and his PAC leadership, Save America, spoke with more than $ 90 million in cash on its way into the second quarter of 2021.

Despite Trump’s growing presence in GOP politics, some Republican donors are keeping what they can open. One supporter said they were not opposed to supporting Trump’s other business, but were also looking at potential candidates, noting that the political climate could change drastically from now on with the 2024 race.

Trump’s popularity among the base is expected to be fully demonstrated in Iowa on Saturday and the crowd will no doubt be seen as another sign of former president’s delayed vote in a special constituency.

Winning the strike in the state legislature in 2024 would only strengthen the election, but with very high expectations anything but a strong demonstration is seen as a death knell.

“I’m not sure with all the strength a person who can stay in a race can compete with him in Iowa because I think it’s clear that he’s very popular with Iowa Republicans,” said Kochel. “But I would say if he was opposed in Iowa and by somebody, you know, Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzMcConnell swears GOP will not help raise debt in December after Schumer ‘tantrum’ Senate approves short-term debt loan Key key-border vote causes serious fighting between Senate Republicans MORE it comes and really wins Iowa courses, I think that would be a matter of primary school. So I think expectations go up a lot in Iowa. ”

Alexander Bolton offered.

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