Former President Donald Trump has been huddling with “cabinet members” at his New Jersey golf resort and is planning to “move forward in a real way,” former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said.
“We met with several of our cabinet members tonight, we actually had a follow-up meeting with some of our cabinet members, and as we were looking at that, we were looking at what does come next,” Meadows said Friday night on Newsmax’s “Cortes & Pellegrino” show.
He wouldn’t elaborate on whether Trump was getting close to announcing running for president in 2024.
“I’m not authorized to speak on behalf of the president, but I can tell you this, Steve. We wouldn’t be meeting tonight if we weren’t making plans to move forward in a real way, with president Trump at the head of that ticket,” Meadows said.
The former president is spending the summer at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.
Meadows also defended Trump’s endorsement of a congressional candidate who lost a Texas special election last week, saying the “magic is still there.”
He said Trump is “fully engaged, highly focused and remaining on task.”
Republican Rep. Jake Ellzey defeated Trump-backed Susan Wright, the widow of late-Rep. Ron Wright.