Rudy Giuliani says Trump should WAIT until after the midterms to say if he is running in


Rumors are swirling that former President Donald Trump could announce a third campaign for the White House on Monday night – but Trumpworld itself is at odds on whether he should wait until after the midterm elections, sources told DailyMail.com.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani believes he shouldn’t, he told DailyMail.com on Monday afternoon, arguing that what’s likely to be a strong Republican showing across the country is best left to speak for itself.

A separate source close to Trump’s orbit said the former president wants to announce tonight in order to take credit for the anticipated ‘red wave’ on Tuesday –  but said others are warning him that he ‘doesn’t want to be on the hook for surprise losses.’

Trump is holding his fourth MAGA rally in four days on Monday, appearing in Ohio alongside Senate GOP hopeful JD Vance. It’s his final push to help Republicans win back control of Congress for the last two years of President Joe Biden‘s term.

Giuliani, his ally and friend of more than three decades, has embarked on his own multi-state effort to bolster Republican midterm candidates and is broadcasting his WABC radio show from New Hampshire on Monday to cover its tight races.

In addition to predicting GOP victories there and other battleground states – and even the blue stronghold of New York – he’s also anticipating a certain Trump comeback in 2024.

‘I think he’s gonna run. In fact, I’m at a point where I’d be surprised if he didn’t,’ Giuliani said.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's office provided photos of the ex-Republican official campaigning for GOP midterm candidates when DailyMail.com caught up with him the day before Election Day

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s office provided photos of the ex-Republican official campaigning for GOP midterm candidates when DailyMail.com caught up with him the day before Election Day

Giuliani held a press conference in Times Square in New York City to call on local leaders to address rising crime issues. He told DailyMail.com that Republicans are likely to win on Tuesday, and the victory should be allowed to stand on its own

Giuliani held a press conference in Times Square in New York City to call on local leaders to address rising crime issues. He told DailyMail.com that Republicans are likely to win on Tuesday, and the victory should be allowed to stand on its own

He also spoke with reporters on Monday from New Hampshire where he's campaigning for Don Bolduc and Karoline Leavitt

He also spoke with reporters on Monday from New Hampshire where he’s campaigning for Don Bolduc and Karoline Leavitt

He declined to go into details of his personal conversations with Trump but noted he was ‘reading the tea leaves with the benefit of being his friend for 32 years.’

Asked whether Trump should go through with announcing it tonight, however, Giuliani advised against it.

‘Right now, I like where we are. I don’t think- it can always be a surprise, we could always be wrong, right? But if you asked me, could this be lined up better for a big Republican win? No. So leave it alone,’ the former Big Apple mayor explained. ‘Don’t add anything new to it.’

He said earlier that Republicans ‘could not be in a better position to win’ amid Americans’ overwhelming dissatisfaction with Democrats’ handling of the economy, noting that he was an early supporter of many of the same MAGA candidates Trump had since endorsed like Kari Lake in Arizona.

Taking that likely success into account, he said of Trump: ‘I would say short answer is, if I were him, I wouldn’t make an announcement tonight.’

However, the Trump ally suggested the ex-president has his support if and when he does announce.

Another Trump source, meanwhile, said if the former president's instincts are to announce tonight, he should 'go for it' (pictured at Sunday night's rally in Miami)

Another Trump source, meanwhile, said if the former president’s instincts are to announce tonight, he should ‘go for it’ (pictured at Sunday night’s rally in Miami)

Trump's planned rally in Ohio on Monday night is the fourth of his four-state swing to close out the 2022 midterm campaign cycle (pictured: crowds gather ahead of Trump's arrival)

Trump’s planned rally in Ohio on Monday night is the fourth of his four-state swing to close out the 2022 midterm campaign cycle (pictured: crowds gather ahead of Trump’s arrival)

He's at the rally for Ohio Republican candidates including Republican candidate for U.S. Senate JD Vance, who is running in a tight race against Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Rep. Tim Ryan

He’s at the rally for Ohio Republican candidates including Republican candidate for U.S. Senate JD Vance, who is running in a tight race against Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Rep. Tim Ryan

‘He would be the only one to really get us where the American people simply long to be,’ Giuliani said. ‘They’re very upset because they’re not only in a very bad position right now financially, but they can they can compare it directly to where they were two years ago.’

Meanwhile, another Trumpworld source said they’re supportive of him announcing a 2024 at Monday night’s rally – and that the former president was ‘considering’ doing so.

‘He wants to announce, he wants to take credit for tomorrow. But there are people asking him to hold back,’ the source told DailyMail.com.

‘What they will try to tell them is, you don’t want to be on the hook if we have any surprise losses. 

‘My line of thinking and others’ on the other camp say, look, he doesn’t back down. He’s always followed his instincts and if his instincts tell him we’re gonna be ok in these places, go for it.’

A final midterms poll projection shows Republicans with a grip on the majority in the House and picking up three seats in the Senate, with less than 24 hours until millions of Americans head to the polls

A final midterms poll projection shows Republicans with a grip on the majority in the House and picking up three seats in the Senate, with less than 24 hours until millions of Americans head to the polls

Thirty-four races for Congress are still considered toss-ups but it is becoming clear that Republicans have the momentum, despite the Democrats making a small comeback in the closing stages

Thirty-four races for Congress are still considered toss-ups but it is becoming clear that Republicans have the momentum, despite the Democrats making a small comeback in the closing stages

Trump said at his last rally, in Miami, Florida on Sunday night, ‘I did much better the second time. And now, in order to make our country successful and glorious, I will probably have to do it again.’

Should the former president not run, however, Giuliani said Republicans are still in better shape to win back the White House than Democrats are to keep it.

He added his prediction that Biden would not run for a second term. The president has not said whether he intends to run again but officials around him have suggested that it’s highly likely.

‘If God forbid, something happened to the former president, or he made a decision not to run, I think we have- we’ve got a multitude of candidates,’ Giuliani said.

‘They’ve got nobody. They’ve got a president who can’t run. He’s not gonna I don’t care what they tell you. You’re not going to make it. He can’t make it off the stage, how’s he going to run?’

But the former mayor declined to say who he’d favor if Trump wasn’t an option in 2024.

‘I wouldn’t even begin to guess about that,’ Giuliani said. ‘I just know I like that we’ve got a lot of choices.’ 



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