Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is urging her one-time boss, former President Donald Trump, to heed her advice regarding when he should announce a 2024 campaign.
Not soon, is the short answer.
Trump, according to reports, was planning to announce on Nov. 14, but after Republicans underwhelmed in Tuesday’s midterms and the Senate is still undecided after the two candidates in Georgia will go to a runoff election next month, McEnany said Trump should hold off announcing until that race is decided.
“Every ounce of Republican energy, every last ounce, needs to go into that Georgia race because it could potentially be what makes or breaks the Senate,” she said of the race between Trump-backed GOP candidate Herschel Walker and incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock.
Trump press secretary turned Fox host Kayleigh McEnany says Trump should put his campaign declaration on pause until after a Georgia Senate runoff, pointedly does not recommend he go campaign for Walker but says DeSantis should. pic.twitter.com/bklkjUxqa1
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“Getting Herschel Walker over the finish line,” she continued.
“I know there’s a temptation to talk about 2024. No, no, no. 2022 is not over. No contender should announce for 2024 until we get through December 6th,” “Outnumbered: co-host Harris Faulkner said. Every Republican energy needs to go to grinding the Biden agenda to a halt. Does that include Trump?”
“I think he needs to put it on pause, absolutely. He will make his own decision. I think Governor Desantis should be welcomed given what happened last night,” McEnany said, noting Ron DeSantis’ massive reelection win on Tuesday over Democratic challenger Charlie Crist.
“You have to look at the realities on the ground. We have to win the Senate. That’s it. Got to win the Senate,” she added.