‘Get ready’: Trump says he will ‘most likely’ run for president again in 2024.
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is running for a second term despite dire pre-election threats from Donald Trump. Associated Press.
Mr. Trump and Mr. DeSantis He warned that if he tried to run for president in 2024, he “could seriously hurt himself,” which many people think he might.
Some political operatives and pundits see Mr. DeSantis, who gained national fame for inflaming culture wars over race and gender in Florida schools, as a younger, curvier and less gaff-prone version of Mr. Trump.
Mr. Trump still did not congratulate DeSantis after 90 minutes. A.P He called the race, although he told reporters earlier in the day that he had voted in his home district in Florida.
Meanwhile, the former president himself wasted no time pushing back against baseless claims of voter fraud and calling on his followers to protest before the midterm elections close.
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ICYMI: Trump says he voted for Ron DeSantis
Trump attended a poll in Palm Beach, Florida on Tuesday.
The former president, who was joined by his wife Melania, spoke briefly to reporters as he left the polling station and voted to re-elect his opponent, Ron DeSantis.
“I think we’re going to have a good night, it’s going to be good for the country,” he said of the election.
“No matter who you vote for, you have to vote. It’s very important. This is going to be a very important election.
“Hopefully it will be the right thing.”
Mr. Trump Asked about his own election aspirations in 2024, he gave another hint as to when he would announce his presidential bid.
“I think it’s Tuesday [15 November] It’s going to be a really fun day for a lot of people, and I look forward to seeing you at Mar-a-Lago,” he said.
The independent Gustaf Kilander has more:
Megan Sheets9 November 2022 09:00
Trump’s allies win a lot
Regardless of the overall results, many of Mr. Trump’s personal allies prospered in today’s election.
Marco Rubio, Matt Gaetz, JD Vance and former Trump House aide Sarah Huckabee Sanders all got strong showings, my colleague wrote. John Bowden in Washington DC.
Ayo Dodds9 November 2022 07:54
ICYMI: Trump announced on Truth Social after the vote
After Donald Trump cast his vote in Florida, he released election-related posts on Truth Social.
In one, he listed all the candidates he has endorsed this election cycle, describing those endorsements as “Trump’s unexpected success.”
He went on to write: “It’s coming from Arizona that voting machines aren’t working properly in mostly Republican/conservative areas.” Could this be true as most Republicans wait today to vote? here we go again? The people will not stand for him!!!”
In another post, the former president added, “Everybody, get out and vote. Make America Great Again!”
Then it came: “Pennsylvania announced it could take days to determine the winner.” This is a shame! “
Another big voter turnout problem in Arizona. Sound familiar???”
“The voting situation in Detroit is very bad. People are showing up to vote to be told ‘sorry, you’ve already voted’. This is happening more and more elsewhere. Protest, protest, protest!”
“Maricopa County in Arizona looks like a complete voter loyalty disaster. So does Detroit (of course!), Pennsylvania, and other places. It’s not being covered up by the fake news media!”
Megan Sheets9 November 2022 07:00
Who will emerge as the true King of Maga?
After tonight’s dust settles, who will be the true King of Maga? My partner Andrew Buncombe It explores the growing rivalry between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis.
“Two clear signs of how threatened Trump is by the younger, Yale-educated DeSantis emerged this week,” wrote Andrew.
“On Saturday, he challenged the same nicknames for Florida’s governor — ‘Ron DeSanctimonious’ — that he used when he felt threatened by ‘Crook Hillary’ Clinton, ‘Little Marco’ Rubio and ‘Ling Ted’ Cruz. …
“Tod Belt, a political science professor at George Washington University, highlighted in his debate with Christos that DeSantis plans to run for president when he rejects his pledge to serve a full second term if elected.”
Ayo Dodds9 November 2022 06:09
ICYMI: Trump settled the tomato lawsuit
Former President Donald Trump In the days after launching his first presidential campaign in 2016, he quietly settled allegations of beatings by his private security staff.
Lawyers for both Mr. Trump and the opposition told NBC News that the case was settled just as a jury was being selected for the trial in Brooklyn District Court.
Attorney Benjamin Dichter, who represented the protesters, said the settlement represents a “great day” for his client, who has been “a lifelong activist in the community … for seven years.”
“Today the matter was resolved on very, very happy terms,” he added.
Andrew Feinberg It has more.
Megan Sheets9 November 2022 05:30
‘These results are very convincing’.
The mood has turned bitter. Pro-Trump online communitiesWith users blaming election fraud for the GOP’s weaker-than-expected results.
“These results are brutal,” wrote one poster on Donald, who appears to be a replacement for Reddit’s suspended Donald board. “There is no rhyme or reason. You don’t get boos from counties in Florida and magically cross state lines into a ‘high competition’ state in Georgia.”
Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia and New York state have been identified as centers of shenanigans (to be clear, there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in today’s election).
“They keep getting votes for Fetterf*** in rigged Pennsylvania,” one user wrote, referring to Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman. “They are 100% going to steal Georgia. [Raphael] Warnock,” said another.
One user marveled at New York Governor Cathy Hochul’s apparent victory, saying: “There is no such thing as a futile road on God’s green earth.” [Kathy] Hochul won…. The whole map of the f***ing king is red except for like three counties.” .)
Many users blamed establishment Republicans for squandering the extremist power unleashed by Mr. Trump.
“The RNC/GOP, McConnell, McCarthy got the results they wanted,” said one. “Tonight is about splitting the party and taking the public out of the party. And they’ve done it. Trump will run, but maybe not after tonight.”
Another said, “Trump has given the GOP a winning message since 2015. Instead of working with him, they’ve worked against him at every turn. This election proved how much more they’ve done to stop America First candidates than them. Radical Dems did.”
Ayo Dodds9 November 2022 05:06
Don vs Don
Donald Trump blamed the defeat of the New Hampshire US Senate candidate Don Bolduc One who is not zealous enough for the so-called big lie.
“Don Balduc was a great guy, but he lost tonight against his long standing position on voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. (“main” seems to be a typo for “choice”).
“Had he stayed strong and true, he would have won easily. Lesson learned!”
Mr. Bolduc, a former U.S. Army brigadier general, was swept to victory, but now looks set to lose to Democratic incumbent Maggie Hassan.
During the Republican primary, Mr. Bolduc falsely claimed that Mr. Trump had won the 2020 presidential election, but reversed his position after winning the nomination.
To anyone’s surprise, Mr. Trump still hasn’t said anything about Ron DeSantis’ victory in Florida.
Ayo Dodds9 November 2022 04:44
Lindsay Graham Trump He said they will have a launch in 2024.
South Carolina senator and Trump ally Lindsey Graham Former President Ron DeSantis said he would have the 2024 race to himself, whatever he decides to do.
He was asked about the blossoming Don-Ron rivalry NBC News Now, as Mr. Graham said, here’s what I think: If President Trump announces next week, I think he could do it, he’ll have about six months to himself.
“There is a chance of getting a money wall, a [lot] Support, and close this thing. If he can’t do that, I think a lot of people will run.
But he’ll hold his shot for four or five months, where he’ll have this to himself, and we’ll see how it works.
“It’s definitely not a landslide, but I think it’s going to be a great night,” Mr. Graham said, commenting on a wide margin of victory for Republicans that some polls suggested.
Ayo Dodds9 November 2022 04:12
Trump’s 2024 announcement delayed until midterms
Former President Donald Trump stopped short of reviving hours of old grievances at a rally for Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance without announcing his intention to run for president in 2024.
The twice-impeached former president’s associates and confidants have yet to announce their candidacy for the presidency despite spending days ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. .
A staunch ally of the former president, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, tweeted: “Trump must announce tonight” to encourage Mr. Trump to pull the trigger on a third presidential bid.
Read Andrew Feinberg’s full report:
Megan Sheets9 November 2022 04:00
Thanks to Rubio, DeSantis is not.
Mr. Trump did not appear to mention Ron DeSantis in his speech. Mar-a-LagoInstead, he praised other Republican candidates he endorsed.
“You know, JD Vance is leading 52-47 right now. We had an unbelievable rally last night in Ohio,” he said.
“And Marco Rubio in Florida – we had an incredible rally for Marco in the worst rain I’ve ever seen.”
(Actually, he goes on to describe the “huge puddles” and other bad weather he’s had during his Florida season.)
Mr Trump continued: “Marco had an amazing night. “That’s really cool.
He praised Katie Britt, who won the US Senate election in Alabama, and Herschel Walker, who is currently neck and neck with Senator Raphael Warnock of Georgia.
He also offered some praise to the media: “They’re not the best people in the world, but they’re financially brilliant… Thank you all for being here.” Have a good time.” Hello Don
Ayo Dodds9 November 2022 03:30