Kayleigh McEnany Says Trump Should Delay Announcing 2024 Bid Until After Midterm Results

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said former President Donald Trump should delay announcing his 2024 presidential bid until after the midterm elections.

At a recent campaign rally for Republican Ohio Senator-elect JD Vance, Trump said he would reveal a “big announcement” on Nov. 15. It had been anticipated that he would announce his presidential bid the day before the midterms, but the announcement was held off.

“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,” McEnany said on Fox News’ “Outnumbered.”

“Getting Herschel Walker over the finish line, I know there’s a temptation to start talking about 2024, no, no, no no, no. 2022 is not over. Every Republican energy needs to go to grinding the Biden agenda to a halt and that could go straight through the state of Georgia,” she added.

“Does that include Trump?” co-host Harris Faulkner asked.

“I think he needs to put it on pause, absolutely,” McEnany said. “Look, he’ll make that decision, he’ll make his own decision, but if I’m advising any contender, DeSantis, Trump, whomever, no one announces 2024 until we get through December 6,” she answered.

The Georgia race is key to handing Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate. The tight race is between Republican Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker and incumbent Democrat Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock, who currently stand at a virtual tie. With over 95% of the votes in, Warnock has 49% of the vote and Walker has garnered 48.5%. (RELATED: Trump Says DeSantis Is Running In 2024 Would Be ‘A Mistake’) 

Republicans currently have 49 Senate seats while Democrats have 48, according to CBS News. Republicans need 51 seats to regain the majority.

The former president has repeatedly hinted at a potential reelection campaign, which has appeared to cause tension between him and Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Though neither have announced their intentions to run, Trump has said that he would defeat the Florida governor in a potential primary and recently did not invite him to attend a political campaign rally in Florida with himself and Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

Polls have found Trump and DeSantis standing neck-and-neck as the voters’ top pick for the 2024 presidential nominee.