Former President Donald Trump has made no bones about it – he would like to be President Donald Trump again.
But while Trump has dropped hints for nearly two years he wants to run again in 2024, he has yet to make a formal announcement.
That said, the time may have come for that.
During a last-minute rally in Dayton, Ohio, for U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance, whom Trump has backed, the former president said he will be making an important announcement regarding the 2024 election from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on Nov. 15.
“Two years ago, we were a great nation, and we will be a great nation again,” Trump told his Save America rally, before making his announcement — which some believed would take place on the stage Monday night.
“I’m going to be making a very big announcement on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. We want nothing to detract from the importance of tomorrow. You understand that, J.D.,” Trump said.
“I ran twice; I won twice, and I did much better the second time than I did the first, getting millions and millions more votes in 2020 than we got in 2016 – and likewise getting more votes than any sitting president in the history of our country,” he said.
“The first step to saving America is winning an epic victory for Republicans tomorrow,” he said, predicting a red wave at the polls before returning to Vance.
“Tomorrow, the great people of Ohio are going to send J.D. Vance to the United States Senate,” Trump also predicted.
“J.D. you have some very good polls today: What the hell am I doing here? Good night, everybody,” Trump joked. “We can make this one real short, J.D., would you like to just do it for a quickie, or do you want to go through the whole deal?”
Earlier, Trump offered another tease about a 2024 bid.
“This is the year we are going to take back the House; we’re going to take back the Senate; we’re going to take back America — and in 2024, we’re going to take back that magnificent White House,” Trump said. “Take it back.”
“If you want safety for your family and security for your community, you need to vote,” Trump also said. “Look, you got to get these people out of office. They’ve got to leave, because they’re killing our country — defund the police? How about to fund the police?”
Pivoting to his sons Donald Jr. and Eric, along with Eric’s wife, Lara, who were in attendance in Ohio, the former president joked that they were not allowed to have a laptop like first son Hunter Biden.
“Don, if you ever have a laptop like that, I will never speak to you again,” Trump quipped.