Donald Trump never officially confirmed if he will run for President in the 2024 Election since losing the 2020 Election, but a lot of things he did in the past few weeks indicate that will do it so. What goes in Trump’s favor, are also the poll numbers showing he still has voters’ support. And the numbers are huge compared to any other potential GOP candidate.
It looks like Trump needed a rest for some time as he was pretty quiet in the following months after Joe Biden took over the White House. At least he was not the Trump we know or the explicit Trump we expect to see on a daily basis.
However, this has changed lately.
At a town hall event in Texas last Wednesday, Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he has made up his mind about whether he will run for president again in 2024. Although this was not a clear confirmation, it looks like Trump will really run for President for a third time.
“It’s not that I want to,” Trump later clarified. “The country needs it. We have to take care of this country. It isn’t fun, fighting constantly, fighting always.” So much Trump style.
Last Saturday, Trump held his first rally since leaving the White House in Wellington, Ohio. Trump used this occasion to energize the Republicans to take back majorities in Congress next year and heavily criticized Biden administration’s immigration policies.
And let’s not forget to mention, in front of the thousands of supporters in Ohio, Trump repeated his false claim that his defeat in the November 2020 election was marred by fraud.
Despite the fact Trump faces issues coming from every part, it looks like he is standing still and stable. And another verification on this claim is his last rally in Sarasota, Florida.
Saturday’s rally in Florida was the second rally since leaving the White House and the first one in Florida. After months of being ‘quiet’, Trump is becoming very, very active hosting two rallies in just seven days.
Everyone thinking that Trump is done, is making a huge mistake. Trump still has it! Trump’s greatest strength are his supporters. Whether we like it or not, that’s true.
As Fox 13 reported, dozens of former president’s supporters gathered at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds Friday morning to be the first through the gates at Saturday’s rally. As of Friday night, Sarasota County Fairgrounds looked more like a camping ground.
Despite spending their time with friends and family for the holiday weekend, some attendees traveled for hours from different parts of the country just to attend the rally.
“If you’re prepared., it’s a fun experience. The tent takes the rain. You just kick it right off. Not a big deal,” Trump supporter Alicia Lurye said of her camping experience.
She was one of the first people at the fairgrounds, getting there around 8 a.m. Friday morning. She reached her destination after traveling for a few hours, coming from West Palm Beach.
“I want to be here to support the president that supports all of us, day in and day out, tirelessly, to make sure or to attempt to fix things in this country that are broken and have a voice, a loud voice for those of us who don’t feel like we’re being heard,” Lurye said.
The fairground looked more like a party than a political speech. Dozens of the supporters were wearing anti-Biden and MAGA shirts and some of them with explicit content. The rally was set for 8 p.m. Saturday, but the lines were there from 7 a.m.
Supporters were coming from as far as Nebraska. For newlyweds Branden and Courtney Mitchell from Omaha, Nebraska, Trump’s rally in Sarasota seemed to be the ultimate honeymoon gift. They were visiting family and this was once-in-a-lifetime opportunity they couldn’t miss.
“When we heard about it, we were like we couldn’t miss if for the world” Branden Mitchell said.
“We are really about keeping God at the center of what we do in life, so to have a leader that supports that would be important. So, I would love to hear something about keeping God the focus of the direction where we’ve headed in the country” Branden Mitchell added.
It doesn’t matter if someone will accept it or not, Trump’s greatest strength are his supporters. And it’s has been just months from the last Election. More is coming…