The real question isn’t so much when he’ll start campaigning, but whether he will stop.
Trump has held rallies in key states, including an October gathering in Iowa, home of the first presidential nominating contest, where he told voters “We’re going to take America back.”
He is endorsing candidates for federal and statewide office — sometimes in primaries — and claiming credit when they succeed, as he did last week after Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin and newly elected Rep. Mike Carey, R-Ohio, won races.
Trump continues to flood inboxes with near-daily fundraising appeals for his political action committee, “Save America,” which was sitting on $90 million — a veritable fortune in national politics — when it last made a disclosure to the Federal Election Commission in June. And he remains on a quest to discredit GOP officials who might stand in the way of a third bid for the presidency, calling them “Republicans in name only” and worse.
“Very sad that the RINOs in the House and Senate gave Biden and Democrats a victory on the ‘Non-Infrastructure’ Bill,” Trump said in a statement after the House sent a $1.2 trillion infrastructure measure to President Joe Biden’s desk Friday. “All Republicans who voted for Democrat longevity should be ashamed of themselves.”