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Trump plans to start holding campaign rallies within weeks as he hints at plan to launch 2024 presidential run

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"I think people are going to be very, very happy when I make a certain announcement," Trump said. Getty
  • Donald Trump will start holding rallies next month as he continues to hint at a potential 2024 run, the New York Post reported.

  • A source told the Post that two rallies were being planned in June, while a third would take place around the July 4 holiday.

  • Trump has tightened his grip on the party since his impeachment trial.

  • "I think people are going to be very, very happy when I make a certain announcement," Trump told the Daily Wire.

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Former President Donald Trump will start holding rallies again next month, the New York Post reported, as he continues to hint at a potential 2024 run.

A source told the Post that two rallies were being planned in June, while a third would take place around the July 4 holiday.

Trump remains a popular Republican candidate for a 2024 run within the GOP and he has tightened his grip on the party since his impeachment trial.

He has the support of senior Republican lawmakers including Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader,and Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Liz Cheney, who has repeatedly criticized Trump for his efforts to overturn the election result, was this week ousted from House leadership by colleagues who were angered by her criticism of Trump.

Sen. Mitt Romney, who has also criticized the president, was booed and called a "traitor" by members of the audience at Utah's GOP conference earlier in May.

Trump has not held a rally since January 6, when he spoke at a "Stop the Steal" march in Washington, DC, which was attended by his supporters. Hundreds of them went on to violently breach the Capitol building in an attempt to overturn the presidential election.

The attempted siege resulted in five deaths and saw Trump face an impeachment trial, in which he was acquitted.

Before and during his presidency, Trump held dozens of rallies across the United States which he favored as an effective way of communicating directly with his supporters.

The former president has repeatedly indicated that he could run for office again in 2024.

"I think people are going to be very, very happy when I make a certain announcement," Trump told the Daily Wire last week.

"You know, for campaign finance reasons, you really can't do it too early because it becomes a whole different thing," he told the host Candace Owens.

"Otherwise, I'd give you an answer that I think you'd be very happy with.

"So, we are looking at that very, very seriously, and all I'd say is stay tuned."

In March he told Fox News that he was "seriously considering" running but did not provide further details.

"I say this: I am looking at it very seriously, beyond seriously," Trump told Fox News when asked about the possibility of a 2024 run.

"From a legal standpoint, I don't want to talk about it yet."

Mary Trump, the former president's niece, told Insider in March that she believed the president would tease a 2024 run in order to keep raising money from his supporters.

He has solicited millions of dollars in donations since leaving office through his "Save America" political action fund.

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