Trump could announce run for presidency before midterms

The speculation comes as several other potential candidates appear to be positioning themselves for a run in 2024

Donald Trump Jr. Saturday did not take the possibility that his father could announce a 2024 presidential before November run off the table, as speculation swirls about whether former President Donald Trump will announce his candidacy.

“I don’t know. I mean, that’s gotta be sort of up to him,” Trump Jr. told Fox News Digital when asked if the former president could announce before the midterms. “He’s gonna see what he wants to do, how he’s feeling. I think he’s pretty honest with himself about it. You know, if he wakes up one morning and he sort of feels like Joe Biden looks on a daily basis, he’ll probably say, ‘my time is no longer.”

Trump Jr. added: “That said I think he’s got more energy than any human being I know, so I’m probably not too worried about that ever happening.”

13 states that have cut unemployment benefits are near or above February 2020 employment

Still ending benefits early could be a mistake

Many states that are have almost recovered to pre-pandemic employment levels are led by GOP-governors that have recently cut federal unemployment benefits.

New monthly data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that several states that have cut the extra $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits are closer to pre-pandemic employment relative to others. When ranking the states which are closest to their February 2020 employment levels as of June 2021, 13 of the top 15 are states that have cut unemployment benefits earlier than the September expiration.

Heidi Shierholz, a senior economist and the director of policy at the Economic Policy Institute, told that ending benefits early is a “massive mistake” and doesn’t make any “economic sense.”