Momentum is building for Donald Trump to retake the White House will polling showing that he is now far ahead of the main Democrat candidates. It comes amid reports that the former President, who still contests his defeat in 2020, is going to use major Congressional gains for the Republican Party as a springboard for a campaign launch in January.
Speaking at a recent rally in Robstown, Texas, Mr Trump talked up making a third run to cheering crowds of Maga (Make America Great Again) supporters.
He said: “In order to make our country successful, safe and glorious again, I will probably have to do it again.”
The former US President is holding rallies around the country in the midst of an economic crisis with the slogan “Save America” as President Joe Biden continues to visibly struggle in office.
Sources close to former President Trump have told Express.co.uk that he is likely to launch his campaign in January next year and February at the latest.
One source close to him said: “A number of us wanted him to declare already but he wanted to see the Midterm results first.
“January is the likely launch window.”
Meanwhile, Associated Press (AP) has been told that Trump is now 95 percent likely to run.
Reince Priebus, Trump’s former White House chief of staff said: “I’m like 95 percent he’s going to run.”
He added: “The real question is are other big challengers going to run? If President Trump runs, he will be very difficult for any Republican to defeat.”
AP also claimed that aides to the former president are making quiet preparations for a 2024 presidential campaign that could be launched soon after next week’s midterm elections as Trump tries to capitalise on expected Republican wins to propel himself toward becoming the front-runner for his party’s nomination.
Vice President Kamala Harris, once seen as Mr Biden’s heir apparent, would be humiliated with a 10 point defeat of 49 percent to 39 percent.
Meanwhile, a rerun of the 2016 election would not be a happy experience for Hillary Clinton who trails Trump by seven points – 49 percent to 42 percent.
The opponent Mr Trump fears most according to sources is Michelle Obama who has ruled out running.
The former First Lady consistently tops the polls of preferred candidates among Democrats and her husband Barack has been leading Democrat Midterm rallies in the closing weeks.
One source close to Mr Trump said: “He is convinced that Michelle Obama will end up running most of us think it is unlikely.”