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Trump considering making an announcement before 2024, but other Republicans are opposing

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Some Republicans suggest it’s time to move away from Trump as 2024 approaches

A third run for the White House by former President Donald Trump has been hinted at for some time, and some Republicans, including those who have opposed another run by Trump, believe that announcement may happen sooner rather than later as GOP voters consider their top choice for a 2024 candidate, as per Fox News.

According to reports from The New York Times and The Associated Press, numerous Republican strategists believe that Trump is anxious to declare his candidacy even though many Republicans are opposed to the idea. Most contenders launch a run for the presidency around a year before the election.

Republican strategist Scott Jennings stated that he thinks Trump’s declaration could come before more Republican supporters start to consider other candidates.

“There’s some evidence that some Republican voters are trying to slow-walk from Donald Trump,” Jennings told the Times. “If you’re in his shoes, you have to try to put that fire out. Because the more it burns.”

To increase their chances of winning back the White House in the upcoming presidential election, other Republicans have suggested that it is time to stop supporting Trump.

In the wake of recent hearings on the January 6 Capitol protests, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told The Associated Press that voters are “concerned” with whether Trump could pull off an election victory in 2024. “People are concerned that we could lose the election in ’24 and want to make sure that we don’t nominate someone who would be seriously flawed,” Christie said.

Larry Hogan, the governor of Maryland, who is known to be considering a bid for the presidency in 2024, also said Trump is likely to lose the election.

“His approval among Republican primary voters has already been somewhat diminished,” Hogan said in an interview with The Associated Press. “Trump was the least popular president in American history until Joe Biden.”

Marc Short, the former chief of staff to former vice president Mike Pence and someone who is widely considered to be a likely 2024 Republican candidate, has also repeated comments made by Hogan and Christie.

“Republican activists believed Donald Trump was the only candidate who could beat Hillary,” Short told The Associated Press. “Now, the dynamic is reversed. He is the only one who has lost to Joe Biden.”

In 2024, voters will have a wide range of candidates to select from, according to Jason Shepherd, a member of the Georgia Republican Party’s state committee and a former assistant to Newt Gingrich. This suggests that Trump may have difficulty winning the nomination outright.

​​”There will be a number of Republicans who many Republicans feel cannot only unite the party but would govern with strong, conservative policies,” Shepherd told the Times.

Trump is certain to receive the support of many well-known Republicans despite the fact that he would likely encounter opposition from many in his own party if he were to run for president in 2024.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who frequently agreed with Trump and occasionally disagreed with the former president’s views, stressed that Trump’s success, should he decide to run, will depend on what he says and how he behaves. Graham insisted that he must draw comparisons between the economic situation in the United States today and that of two or three years ago.

“It’s up to him if he runs or not,” Graham said in an interview shared by the Times. “But the key to him being successful is comparing his policy agenda and policy successes with what is going on today.”

Several possible 2024 opponents, including Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina who served as Trump’s ambassador to the UN, have vowed not to oppose him should he seek reelection. Haley told reporters that she might change her mind in light of everything that has occurred since Trump left the White House.

“If it looks like there’s a place for me next year, I’ve never lost a race, I’m not going to start now,” Haley said. “I’ll put 1,000% in and I’ll finish it. And if there’s not a place for me, I will fight for this country until my last breath.”

On “The Faulkner Focus,” Haley informed the host Harris Faulkner that she would decide early in the following year whether or not to run for president.

According to a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll issued on Friday, 71 percent of registered voters say that Vice President Biden should not seek reelection and 64 % of those surveyed believe that Biden “is showing he is too old to be President.” According to 61% of respondents, Trump shouldn’t run for office again due to his role in dividing Americans, his participation in the Capitol protests on January 6, and his unpredictable conduct.

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