Donald Trump’s top political staffers at Mar-a-Lago are pressing him to move forward with his planned 2024 presidential campaign announcement next week,
but a chorus of allies are suggesting he delay until after the Senate runoff in Georgia in December, according to sources familiar with the matter.
The former US president has been forced to reckon with Republican blame for underwhelming performances by rightwing candidates he endorsed in the midterm elections,
with the defeat of the Republican candidate Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania contributing to uncertainty over which party will control the Senate.
Trump has suggested publicly that he intends to announce his 2024 presidential campaign next week as planned. Behind the scenes at Mar-a-Lago,
in a sign of concern about his standing after the midterm results, he remains undecided on how to proceed. However, some initial invitations for the “special announcement” event have been sent.