Donald Trump Jr. Leaves Door Open for His Own Future Run During Iowa Appearance
Donald Trump Jr. is laying the groundwork for a potential argument of fraud in the 2024 Iowa caucus by alleging that those highlighting his father's substantial polling lead are attempting to "suppress the vote."
In the final push to Iowa Republicans just hours before the caucuses on Monday, the former president's eldest son, accompanied by his fiancée Kimberly Guilfoyle, addressed supporters in Ankeny, Iowa.
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Serving as the top surrogate for Trump's campaign in Iowa, Trump Jr. responded to an audience member's question about a potential presidential run in 2028, not completely ruling out the possibility.
He criticized Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' 2024 bid, focusing on his footwear choice and the loss of billionaire donors.
Speaking to an audience at Whisky River restaurant in Ankeny, Iowa, just before the caucus, Trump Jr. expressed concerns about efforts to suppress the vote by suggesting an assured victory.
He remarked, "When you see these games, whatever happened over the last 48 hours… There's always going to be something. There's always a scheme. And that includes our side."
He continued, emphasizing the perceived battle between the D.C. elite and Trump, pointing to disappearing billionaire donors from DeSantis' campaign.
Despite polling indicating Trump's significant lead with 48 percent support in Iowa, he and his son claim that those promoting this narrative are attempting to discourage the former president's supporters from participating in the caucus.
Speculation arises due to adverse weather conditions, including frigid temperatures, icy roads, and a windchill of negative 40 degrees, potentially dissuading Trump supporters from turning out, assuming victory is certain. Trump and his surrogates have urged supporters not to succumb to this belief.
At a rally in Indianola, Iowa, Trump encouraged attendees to caucus even if it meant putting their lives in danger. Trump Jr., when asked about aspirations for the White House in 2028, left the door open to the idea.
Trump Jr. continues to offer controversy and speculation as his father seeks a comeback bid to the White House in November.