The former president will announce his 2024 presidential campaign at an event on Tuesday, Trump adviser Jason Miller said on a podcast.
Speaking Friday on Steve Bannon’s podcast, Miller added that the announcement would be “very professional, very careful,” with Trump’s team working through the logistics on Friday.
Miller said he spoke to Trump and the former president told him “no questions needed. Of course I’m going to run. I’m going to do this and I want to make sure people know I’m excited.”
Some advisers continued to try to persuade the former president to delay any kind of announcement, but most acknowledged their pleas were unlikely to influence Trump’s decision.
Faced with backlash amid underachievement and underperformance in the midterms by many of Trump’s favored candidates, Trump recently reminded those around him that Republicans and some conservative media turned their backs on him in 2016 , but he still won.
Yet many worry he doesn’t have the kind of appeal that swept him into the White House six years ago, especially as he continues to focus on promoting conspiracy theories surrounding the election, a strategy that largely fizzled last Tuesday.
It was not immediately clear who will be at Tuesday’s event. Some of Trump’s biggest supporters, like members of Congress. Elise Stefanik, Matt Gaetz and Jim Banks will be in Washington today to contest their own House leadership elections.