Newt Gingrich suspects Trump is reconsidering a 2024 run after midterm results

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The former Speaker of the House gave this thoughts on former President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Nov. 9, the day after the midterm elections. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File and AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Newt Gingrich suspects Trump is reconsidering a 2024 run after midterm results

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that he believes former President Donald Trump may be reconsidering his plans for another presidential run.

Gingrich’s suspicions come after the Republican Party experienced disappointing results in the 2022 midterm elections, with many Trump-endorsed Republican candidates, such as Pennsylvania Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz and Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon, falling short of victory on Tuesday night.

“I mean, just in my own emails today, [with] the number of people who want somebody other than Trump who have decided, literally overnight, that person is going to be DeSantis, he’s going to find it almost impossible to avoid running,” Gingrich told Just the News. “I think Trump’s got to look at the results and be troubled.”

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The former speaker said he knows Trump is a “very, very smart man” who worked “very hard” leading up to the election by attending multiple rallies. However, in light of the outcome of the midterm elections, many Republicans have shifted their focus to Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) as the front-runner for 2024.

Gingrich added that he himself was taken aback by the results of the elections and that he does not have “as much confidence in my own judgment as I would have had yesterday morning.”

Trump has not announced another run for the White House in 2024 but has hinted at one countless times. On Monday, the day before the midterm elections, Trump, who claimed his 2020 loss was rigged despite assurances votes were secure, announced that he would be making “a very big announcement” on Nov. 15 at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida.

DeSantis, who experienced a landslide victory against Democratic challenger Charlie Crist on Tuesday, has also been seen as a strong candidate for the GOP in the 2024 presidential election. Ahead of the midterm elections, Trump seemed to throw shade at the Florida governor, calling him “DeSanctimonious” on Saturday during a rally.

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President Joe Biden, who beat Trump in the 2020 presidential election, has not announced a reelection bid but has said he intends to run again. In an early exit poll conducted on Tuesday, two-thirds of voters said they do not want Biden to seek reelection in 2024, according to CBS News.

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