It is reported that one of Trump’s motivations for potentially announcing a 2024 presidential campaign this summer is Committee 1/6.
CBS News reported:
Still, Republican allies of Trump and the former White House and campaign aide tell CBS News they believe early entry into another White House bid for Trump is possible. The former president left his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida last month to move to his residence in Bedminster, New Jersey, for the season.
Others close to Trump say his anger at the televised Jan. 6 House hearings is fueling his motivation to run again and potentially announce soon. Some people close to Trump said he does not feel well defended by Republicans and believes he is best placed to defend himself on his own.
Donald Trump can no longer attract media attention and the 1/6 Committee throws him off balance
The 1/6 Committee unsettled Trump. He has spent days on Truth Social ranting, ranting, sulking and complaining about the hearings.
The big problem for Trump is that he has tried to use Fox News as a backlash against the hearings, but Fox has been slammed in the ratings by all networks covering the hearings. Trump has to hang out on under-appreciated networks like Newsmax because he refuses to give interviews that might ask him difficult questions.
Trump hopes to launch his presidential campaign and get all the free media coverage and a big platform that will allow him to oppose the hearings.
The free media ship sailed towards Trump a long time ago. Networks stopped covering his events years ago because they didn’t pull reviews.
If Trump announces his presidential bid, it will be a desperate move to ward off possible prosecution.
With calls for his arrest mounting by the day, Donald Trump could run for president to try and avoid the consequences of his 1/6 crimes.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association