(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – Top Republican figures are urging former President Donald Trump to immediately announce his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election and to start campaigning intensively after the FBI raided his home earlier this week.
More than 30 FBI agents searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago mansion in Palm Springs, Florida, on Monday, reportedly for missing White House records – an unprecedented event in the history of the United States.
“[The FBI raid is] weaponization of the justice system, and an attack by radical left Democrats who desperately don’t want me to run for president in 2024,” America’s 45th President has reacted, expressing a view widely shared by the Republicans.
As a result of the feds’ actions, CNN reported that even those who have been trying to dissuade Trump from announcing his 2024 presidential run before the 2020 midterm elections now seem to be urging him to declare it right away, as cited by Newsmax.
“My advice that we should wait until after the midterms was based upon a rather standard landscape. [The Justice Department] set off a nuclear bomb on that landscape yesterday. This is no longer a business-as-usual campaign. Not even close,” said Michael Caputo, a Trump confidant.
“Most of the downsides of announcing early are regulatory or financial, but the Democrats just guaranteed that Trump will raise three times the money he was going to and probably in the immediate future,” he added.
Caputo has been among those convincing him to put off his candidacy announcement till after the midterms.
“The one thing I can tell you is that I believed he was gonna run before [and] I am stronger in my belief now,” stated in turn Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) after speaking with Trump on Tuesday.
“I think President Trump is determined now more than ever to straighten this country out,” he noted.
The report cited a source close to Trump saying that the FBI raid has “injected unity into the GOP, which hasn’t been “this unified behind something in a long time.”
“When do you see DeSantis and Pence on the same page defending Trump?” the source emphasized.
The House Republican Study Committee met with Trump a day after the raid.
“He didn’t seem defeated in the least bit. He was very fired up, very upbeat,” Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) informed.
Meanwhile, at midnight on Tuesday, Trump launched a campaign-style video.
“We are a nation that has become a joke … but soon we will have greatness again… The best is yet to come,” POTUS 45 declares in it.