Former President Donald Trump is formally staking his claim to the future of the Republican Party in 60 days, according to reports.
Trump is resuming his popular “Make America Great Again” rallies as soon as May — and will use them as a launching pad for his potential 2024 presidential run.
According to insiders, Trump wants to use the rallies to keep his base supporters engaged, raise money for his political ambitions, and keep his hold on the Republican Party. He’ll formally declare his Republican candidacy for president after the 2022 mid-terms, reports say.
“Recently, Trump has initiated discussions about resuming the signature MAGA rallies that fortified his nascent political movement in 2016 and continued throughout his presidency,” CNN reported on Wednesday. “While he has vowed to travel to Alaska to campaign against [Sen. Lisa] Murkowski and is said to be interested in hosting campaign events for some of the candidates he’s already endorsed, aides said the logistics are still being worked out but that he could resume rallies as early as May.”
“It will definitely be different in terms of the setup, but we got really good at planning these events in 2020, so we will probably use a lot of those same vendors again,” a source reportedly told CNN.
In April, Trump reaffirmed his interest in being the kingmaker of the Republican Party in 2022 and beyond. At a closed-door meeting among GOP leaders in Mar-a-Lago, Florida he said his populist policies and attack-dog politics are the key to future Republican success.
“The key to this triumphant future will be to build on the gains our amazing movement has made over the past four years,” Trump told hundreds of leading Republican donors at the meeting. “Under our leadership, we welcomed millions upon millions of new voters into the Republican coalition.”
“We transformed the Republican Party into a party that truly fights for all Americans.”
And in about 60 more days, Trump starts to transform his own political future — again.
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