Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that he believes former President Donald Trump is reconsidering whether or not he really wants to run for the presidential once again in 2024.
Gingrich’s concerns come after the Republican Party suffered setbacks in the 2022 midterm elections, with numerous Trump-backed Republican candidates, like Pennsylvania Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz and Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon, falling short of victory on Tuesday night.
“I mean, just in my own emails today, [with] the number of people who want somebody other than Trump who have decided, literally overnight, that person is going to be DeSantis, he’s going to find it almost impossible to avoid running. I think Trump’s got to look at the results and be troubled.” Gingrich said.
Trump has not declared another presidential bid in 2024, but he has hinted at it several times.
On Monday, the day before the midterm elections, Trump said that he would make “a very major announcement” on Nov. 15 at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, despite assurances that votes were secure.
DeSantis, who won a landslide win against Democratic rival Charlie Crist on Tuesday, is also viewed as a strong candidate for the Republican Party in the 2024 presidential race.
President Joe Biden, who defeated Trump in the 2020 election, has not launched a reelection candidacy but has stated his intention to run again.
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