Donald Trump holds rallies in Florida, Georgia, Ohio and North Carolina
Former President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will be holding campaign-style rallies in four battlefield states in the coming weeks amid speculation that he will make another bid for the White House in 2024.
“Pretty soon we’re going to do one in Florida, we’re going to do one in Ohio, we’re going to do one in Georgia, we’re going to do one in North Carolina,” Trump told One America News. “We’ll be announcing them very soon in the next week or two, and I think we’ll probably start in Florida and Ohio and have the rallies announced shortly.”
A source close to the 45th President told the Post last week that Trump would hold at least two rallies in June, with a third event expected to happen around July 4th.
Trump has conducted several interviews with conservative media since leaving office in January. He made his first major post-president address at the Conservative Annual Political Action Conference in February and is due to chair the Republican Party of North Carolina Congress on June 5.
The former president has not spoken to supporters in a rally since the January 6th “Stop the Steal” event that sparked the deadly uprising in the US Capitol.
While Trump won Florida, Ohio and North Carolina in the 2016 and 2020 elections, he was the first Republican candidate to lose Georgia in a presidential election since George H.W. Bush last year in 1992.
The former president has since pondered the behavior of Georgia election officials, including Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, following his defeat and has insisted without evidence that the loss was the result of election fraud. The Republicans lost both seats in the Georgia Senate in two special elections in January, giving the Democrats full control of Congress and the White House.
Trump again refused to confirm Thursday whether he would run for president in 2024, simply saying, “I’ll make a decision at the right time and I’ll let you know.”
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