BREAKING NEWS Opelousas Police investigating Thursday afternoon shooting Full Story
SEVERE WX : Flood Warning View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Trump's back. Here's what his re-entry means for 2024.

Photo courtesy of MGN

His return to the electoral battlefield this weekend is the kickoff for a summer of rally stops designed to keep his base engaged for the midterms — and any possible comeback bid.

Posted: Jun 1, 2021 2:00 PM
Updated: Jun 1, 2021 2:48 PM

NBC News- WASHINGTON — Defeated presidents usually go away — at least for a long while. Not Donald Trump.

Trump returns to the electoral battlefield Saturday as the marquee speaker at the North Carolina Republican Party's state convention. He plans to follow up with several more rallies in June and July to keep his unique political base engaged in the 2022 midterms and give him the option of seeking the presidency again in 2024.

"If the president feels like he's in a good position, I think there's a good chance that he does it," Trump adviser Jason Miller said in a telephone interview. "For the more immediate impact, there's the issue of turning out Trump voters for the midterm elections."

And, Miller added, "President Trump is the leader of the Republican Party."

Click here for the full story.

Lafayette
Partly Cloudy
77° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 75°
Feels Like: 78°
New Iberia
Partly Cloudy
75° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 76°
Feels Like: 75°
Ville Platte
Cloudy
75° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 75°
Abbeville
Partly Cloudy
75° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 76°
Feels Like: 75°
Crowley
Mostly Cloudy
74° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 74°
Feels Like: 74°
St. Martinville
Partly Cloudy
75° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 75°
Feels Like: 75°
Opelousas
Cloudy
75° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 75°
Muggy Weather is Sticking Around

Latest Video

Image

Tracking the ghost of Nicholas

${item.thumbnail.title}

The Hispanic population is growing in Lafayette

Image

Kid Lit Pick Of The Week: Our Moon Festival by Yobe Qiu

Image

BBB Warns of New Influencer Scam

Image

Nonprofit of The Month: Dreams Foundation of Acadiana

${item.thumbnail.title}

Hospitals see a big jump in Covid cases.

Image

Muggy and Wet Weather Continues

Image

Acadiana Workforce Solution Dislocated Worker Grant

Image

Flash Flood watch extended

Image

Exposure: A Selfie Experience Grand Opening Saturday!

Community Events