Republicans have urged Donald Trump to delay his announcement that he will run for president in 2024 after the Republicans failed to make a predicted “red wave” in the midterm elections.
The former president was implored to “look at realities on the ground” amid setbacks for the GOP that have raised questions about Trump’s appeal and the future of a party that has fully embraced him.
Kayleigh McEnany, former press secretary for Trump, added that he would be wise to wait until the Georgia runoff.
“I think he needs to put it on pause,” she said.
Jason Miller, a former Trump advisor who spent the night with the former president at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, also suggested he delay.
“Georgia needs to be the focus of every Republican in the country right now,” Mr Miller said. “I’m not alone when I say President Trump’s best moves are to put all his efforts to get Herschel Walker elected.”
With counting still underway, the Democrats have won a stronger-than-anticipated performance, although Control of the Senate and House is still yet to be decided and they could lose both.
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