- Present: Giuliani, the guy from My Pillow and son Eric
- No in Present: Ivanka and son Don Jr.
PALM BEACH – Former President Donald Trump called in New Year on saturday night with hundreds of Members of Mar-a-Lago and a few political friends.
AT past For years, Hollywood celebrities have attended Trump’s annual A-list New year’s night party on palm beach club. But this year, the most visible, dignitaries present at the luxurious black tie and long evening dress were from former political orbit of the president, including pollster Dick Morris, legal adviser Rudy Giuliani, and pillow maker Mike Lindell. Everyone walked the red carpet, but not comment about Trump or their expectations for 2023.
Trump second-the oldest son, Eric and his wife Lara were also present. However, two other adults were not on it. children who occupied a prominent place in The political efforts of Trump, Donald Jr. and daughter Ivanka, were on event.
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trump, who announced his candidacy for the White House in 2024 in November, briefly talked with media like him and Melania Trump made them way to the ballroom.
Trump said he hoped the Russo-Ukrainian war would “fix”. out very quickly” and said he was optimistic about his campaign moving on to 2023, adding that he received several poll results that looked “fantastic” but weren’t detailed. He also familiar themes.
“We need strong border and we need it now,” he said, and then added: “We also must bring back in economy … with inflation is destroying our country.”
But Trump has noticeably dodged questions about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. call for investigation of COVID Vaccines, key heritage of Trump single term in the White House, and did it support national abortion ban. He also got away from the question how this week second Anniversary of January 6 violence and alleged coup attempt at the US Capitol should be observed.
Saturday evening closed out a year of failures for Trump
Holidays closed out 2022, which for Trump is over with a series of significant setbacks and defeats.
former accused the president for Republican Party failure to win majority in US Senate, taking control of USA house with a thin and fragile majority and the loss of cherished gubernatorial posts. jury in New York also condemned him business of tax fraud and other allegations.
A week after launching his campaign, Trump caused a political storm with his dinner with Kanye West, now known as Ye, and white supremacist youth leader Nick Fuentes.
House panel Investigation into January violence ended work in end of December, by issuing a voluminous report, publishing transcripts of interrogation of witnesses in commemoration of conducting series of televised hearings that hurt Trump severely over in second half of in year. Then a separate committee of the House of Representatives released Trump’s tax returns, which showed that he paid only minimal taxes. in in first and last year of his presidency.
Other investigations continue to swirl around Trump, including a Justice Department investigation into why former the president held government documents, including secret files in Mar-a-Lago, and his efforts to pressure Georgia’s election commissions to find him thousands of of votes after the 2020 elections
Meanwhile, as 2022 progresses, Trump’s position in voter polls have come to naught.
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USA TODAY/Suffolk University survey published last month showed 61% of Republican voters polled said wanted someone other than Trump to be a party nominee in 2024. And that other candidate is increasingly becoming DeSantis, a former political ally of Trump, who ahead of Trump by 56% to 33%.
Trump sparked the conversation last week of third party candidacy if he is not win Republican Party nomination next yearsharing an article on its Truth Social headlined The Coming Split which called on him to run for president as a non-Republican.
Trump, however on On Saturday evening, he said he was optimistic.
“I think we’re doing really well,” he said. “We got some fantastic poll results yesterday. with Make America great again. It’s very simple, make America great again.”
Antonio Fins politics and business Palm Beach Post editor, part of USA TODAY network in Florida. You can contact him at [email protected] Help support our journalism. Subscribe today.