Donald Trump to make ‘special announcement’ at Mar-a-Lago Nov. 15

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The former President is widely expected to make a third White House run.

Former President Donald Trump formally invited press to a “special announcement” at Mar-a-Lago on Nov. 15.

Political observers widely expect the Republican to announce a third bid for the White House.

Little additional information was delivered in a release besides time and location.

“President Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America, will hold a special announcement at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 9:00 PM EST,” the invitation reads.

The announcement was sent out from a campaign email address.

Presuming this marks the start of a presidential campaign, it follows several other moves by the former President in apparent preparation for a fight against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for the GOP nomination.

The Governor of Florida, the ex-President’s adopted home state, also is widely expected to run for office, though DeSantis brushed aside questions as he focused on winning re-election to his current job. On Tuesday, DeSantis defeated Democrat Charlie Crist.

Trump appears anxious to become the first major candidate to announce a challenge to President Joe Biden, who will be overseas when Trump makes his special announcement. The former President also continues to deal with legal issues including a probe on intelligence documents seized at Mar-a-Lago.

Trump has regularly led polls of candidates for the GOP nomination in 2024, and a significant number of Republican voters tell pollsters they believe Trump’s unfounded claims the 2020 election was stolen.

But prediction markets and some polling show DeSantis as a contender as well. The Florida Governor seemed the receive a lift in the betting markets when Florida Republicans dominated in the midterm elections but visions of a national red wave fizzled, with many Trump-endorsed candidates going down in contests where Republicans saw a strong chance to win.

A big question in Florida now will be who stands with Trump when he makes his announcement.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected].


  • tom palmer

    November 11, 2022 at 8:31 am

    Maybe he’ll have himself voluntarily committed to a mental health facility.

    • fsc

      November 14, 2022 at 7:42 pm

      oh to be as genius crazy as he is….. The Art of War….stable genius

    • m

      November 15, 2022 at 3:21 am

      that would be pointless as he is the greatest president of all time, hopefully he’ll be announcing snowflake joe will be arrested for treason.

    • mstee21

      November 15, 2022 at 1:24 pm

      Are you even kidding You have a jackal sitting in the White House and a hyena a as his partner. We have double digit inflation gas prices are nearing $4.00 and you have the audacity to say that nonsense. No wonder our country is in the shape it is because of people like you. May God have mercy on you.

  • Bill

    November 11, 2022 at 9:04 am

    I get the feeling that he’s in some serious legal peril and he’s announcing so he can claim the action is ‘politically motivated’ and of course, have the RNC foot the bill for his lawyers. trump is all about trump, nothing more and nothing less. That having been said, I think it will be fun to watch him get his Captain Queeg on. Watch this space.

  • Donald J Trump

    November 11, 2022 at 9:19 am

    I will be announcing that I will run for president in 2024. I will defame, humiliate, dupe, and degrade Americas average governor Ron DeSanctimonious. I will give it to him worse than Charlie Crist did during the debate when he roasted his nuts. Ron DeSanctimonious should stay on his row boat because the Trump battleship is coming through.

    • m

      November 15, 2022 at 3:24 am

      this is definitely not the real donald j trump.

  • Yrral

    November 11, 2022 at 10:13 am

    He will announce,he pleading guilty Google Allen Trump Knew

  • dave hinsdale

    November 11, 2022 at 10:31 am

    This site and it’s commenters is as bad as Yahoo News. By the way, you are all wrong.

    • Donald J Trump

      November 11, 2022 at 10:51 am

      I will announce that if they try to arrest me for the frauds, thefts, and rapes..I’ll flee to Russia with all the campaign money.

    • Don

      November 11, 2022 at 11:15 am

      Yet here you are reading and commenting.

      PS: Speaking of wrong, that would be its not it’s.

  • Elon Musky

    November 11, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    If he’s smart he’ll announce he’s going to have a position on DeSantis staff…. about the only way he’s gonna find himself employed in the white house again.


    November 12, 2022 at 10:06 am

    He’ll be announcing the celebration of “We Couldn’t Do It Without You Day” which commemorates world population turning 8 billion.

  • Richard

    November 14, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    He will not announce running for 2024. The stolen 2020 election must be fixed first. We all know Trump won 2020 by an overwhelming landslide.

    • fsc

      November 14, 2022 at 7:45 pm

      You are correct…..he’s a stable genius….he’s so far ahead of them ALL. He’ll never concede the 2020 fraudulent election results… must be fixed and the wrong doers punished.

  • riki

    November 15, 2022 at 10:35 am

    I don’t think it will be an announcement of running for President in 2024. It is something else and it is going to be huge announcement.

  • Jerry

    November 17, 2022 at 9:20 am

    Who says Trump saying the election was stolen was “unfounded”? Florida Politics Editors? Then prove it!

    All of America including them watched the election night debacle as election sites were closed off, windows blocked out & authorized observers were being escorted out of the buildings. In the ensuing days everyone saw them find discarded, dumped, hidden GOP ballots & those revealing all the ‘dead’ who voted democrat & those who voted twice. (That’s just the tip of the iceberg)!

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