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Trump plots October surprise for September

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Why wait? The proverbial October surprise is just as good—perhaps even better—in September, when voters really have a chance to let it sink in and take action.

Donald Trump is reportedly plotting just such a scenario as he weighs launching his 2024 presidential bid in September right as the country rounds the corner toward the final stretch of the 2022 midterm cycle, according to The Washington Post.

While Trump has been pushing to launch for the better part of a year, his team of advisers had previously counseled caution, saying he could be blamed if Republicans failed to prevail in November.

But of late, their thinking has evolved as Trump gets bombarded by the Jan. 6 committee and a growing number of Republicans view him as ripe for a challenge. The list of wannaruns is already long and growing, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, and Sen. Rick Scott of Florida.

Trump isn’t the only one who can feel his dominance slipping away, which is why many in Trump's inner circle are now urging him to do what he's wanted to do for months: announce.

"In my own mind, I’ve already made that decision," Trump told New York Magazine's Olivia Nuzzi, in a new........

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