Trump teases a “very big” announcement on November 15
Former President Donald Trump told a crowd at a rally in Ohio on Monday that he would make a “very big announcement” from his Florida estate next week.
Many Trump insiders had expected the former president to use Monday’s rally outside of Dayton, Ohio, to officially launch his 2024 campaign.
But his speech came and went without notice – just a nod to a future one.
“I will be making a very big announcement on Tuesday, November 15, in Mar-a-Lago, Florida,” Trump told rally-goers.
“We want nothing to diminish the meaning of tomorrow,” Trump added, referring to the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
Several members of the Trump clan, including the former president’s two sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, and their significant others, Kimberly Guilfoyle and Lara Trump, were there for making the announcement, leading to speculation that Trump would use the event to state his intentions for 2024.
Trump used the evening to tout his accomplishments in the White House, praising Republicans he supports for office and denouncing the Biden administration and Democrats for what he called their “rising leftist tyranny.”
Trump used a particularly large part of his speech to rail against the situation on the southern border.
“There is no more urgent task than stopping the invasion at the southern border,” Trump said, adding that he believed it was the “worst border in the history of the world ever.”
At one point, Trump shot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), calling her “an animal.”
“Nancy Pelosi said please don’t call them animals, they are people. I said, ‘No, they’re animals,'” Trump said, referring to illegal immigrants.
“Of course I think she’s an animal too, if you want to know the truth,” he added.
“They’re going to be like, ‘Oh, what a horrible thing he said about Nancy.’ She indicted me twice for nothing!” the former President continued, railing against the Speaker of the House.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Marjorie Taylor Green (R-GA) were among lawmakers at the rally who warmed up the crowd ahead of Trump’s arrival. Ohio Republican Senate nominee JD Vance and Republican Gov. Mike DeWine also addressed the crowd and were called onto the stage by Trump, who urged Ohioans to attend the ballot box for both candidates.
Vance, who urged the crowd to “raise the score” on Democrat Tuesday, was far better received by the audience than DeWine, who appeared to be booed by most of those present.
“In 2024, most importantly, we will take back our magnificent White House,” Trump said toward the end of the rally, without specifically saying he would be the one who will do so. Trump used the word “we” to describe the GOP’s efforts to also retake the House and Senate.
The former president has been hinting for over a year that he intends to start his third run in the White House in 2024.