Kayleigh McEnany, the former Trump press secretary turned Fox News anchor, encouraged the former president to postpone his major announcement next week, which is likely to launch his candidacy for president in 2024.
Donald Trump hinted at a “big announcement” on Nov. 15, thought to be the kickoff of his re-election campaign, ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections.
The midterm election results have put a kink in their plans: not only did a predicted red wave fail to materialize, but Trump’s most credible possible Republican adversary in 2024, Ron DeSantis, won a dominating victory in Florida. Meanwhile, many of the fringe candidates Trump backed failed, leading Republicans to rethink their position on Trump as an albatross.
McEnany, who served as Trump’s press secretary during the chaotic final months of his presidency, said on Fox News Wednesday that the Senate’s fate may once again be decided in Georgia, where a run-off election will be held between incumbent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker.
“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. Getting Herschel Walker over the finish line.” McEnany said.
“I know there’s a temptation to talk about 2024. No, no, no. 2022 is not over. Every Republican energy needs to go to grinding the Biden agenda to a halt.” McEnany continued.