As a sign that his position could be in decline within the party, some of his old allies encouraged him to postpone an announcement he had scheduled for next week after there had been no “red wave” in the election, despite the Republican Party having so far won the largest number of seats in the Chamber of Deputies.
A person familiar with the discussions revealed that Trump was soliciting the views of advisors but did not make a decision, according to the Washington Post.
In this context, Jason Miller, Trump’s adviser and spokesperson, said: “It’s all about Herschel … I would advise him to postpone his announcement until after the ballot.” “I’m not alone when I say it’s better now that the former president’s moves should focus on pushing for the election of Herschel Walker,” he added.
In addition, five advisers in Regular contact with Trump confirmed that they hoped he would wait until after the ballot.
Trump is angry
Two people present with Trump in Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday evening revealed that he was in a good mood, but one said Wednesday he spent some time in anger over the loss of his supportive candidate, Mehmet Oz, in the run-up to the Pennsylvania Senate.
Trump was so eager to jump into the race to 2024 that he launched a final battle between his collaborators and Republican leaders to stop him from announcing his candidacy on Monday evening, on the eve of the election.
On Monday, the former president began a feud within the Republican Party after threatening to cancel the midterm elections by announcing his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election on the eve of the vote, telling people close to him that he could announce his candidacy in a Monday evening demonstration in Ohio, according to three people familiar with the matter, who spoke during the discussions in condition of anonymity to describe secret conversations, according to the newspaper.
Instead, Trump said he will make an announcement next Tuesday amid speculation that it could reveal that he will run in the next presidential election to return to the White House.
No red waves
Interestingly, the Democratic Party managed to limit the damage better than expected in the midterm elections and prevented former President Donald Trump from forming a Republican red wave in Congress that he was betting on to return to the White House again.
It was still unclear who would control the US Senate as Republicans moved closer to a majority in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, a day after Democrats fared better than expected and avoided a “red wave” of Republicans in the election. medium term.
And the races in the Senate in Nevada and Arizona are still undecided, as Democratic incumbents try to push back Republican rivals, with thousands of uncounted votes that could take days to count.