“I’m going to be making a very big announcement on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Mar-a-Lago,” Trump said to loud cheers at the rally for Ohio GOP Senate candidate J.D. Vance. “We want nothing to detract from the importance of tomorrow.”
Trump considered announcing his run for president at the rally Monday night, according to The Washington Post, which prompted “a chain of phone calls from party leaders who have tried for months to keep Trump from announcing until after the midterms.”
But Trump has reportedly grown restless seeing potential rivals like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) increasingly getting buzz and praise and is eager to discourage others from running.
Coincidentally or not, Nov. 15 is also a big day for Trump’s onetime vice president, Mike Pence, who became a target of the president’s ire when he refused to upend the certification of the electoral college results for Biden on Jan. 6, 2020. Nov. 15 is the day that Pence’s memoir, “So Help Me God,” goes on sale.