DONALD Trump told a cheering crowd that his daughter-in-law Lara will be running for Senate as he gave a surprise speech at a fundraising for dogs rescued from China.
The former president made the impromptu appearance upon his return from New York at the Big Dog Ranch Rescue event which was being hosted at his resort Mar-a-Lago in Florida.Trump made a surprise appearance at a fundraiser for dogs at Mar-a-LagoCredit: Twitter Trump hinted that Lara will be run for Senate in 2022Credit: realtorvalentina/Instagram Lara Trump helped organize the event as her father-in-law made a surprise speechCredit: realtorvalentina/Instagram
He then acknowledged the presence of his daughter-in-law Lara, who is married to his second son Eric, who had helped set up the fundraiser.
The 38-year-old producer worked on both of Trump's presidential campaigns and also set up pro-Trump webcast called "Real News Update".
She has been rumored to be considering a Senate run in 2022 as the Trumps look to try and seize control of the Republican Party.
Despite not officially announcing anything, her father-in-law however heavily hinted that she could soon attempt to join the House as a Senator.
Trump said: "I want to thank Lara, who's been so incredible.
"I don't know, you're running for the Senate. I hear she's going to run for the Senate."
His comments were met by massive cheers from the crowd, with Trump remaining very popular despite losing the White House to Joe Biden.
Lara has been linked to running for a North Carolina Senate seat which is being vacated by Republican Richard Burr.
While she has not confirmed anything, she has also not ruled out a run.
Numerous members of the Trump clan have been linked to trying to get seats in the Senate and Congress, with the GOP still regrouping after losing all three branches of government to the Democrats.
Trump himself as teased running again in 2024.Trump has days earlier returned from New York to FloridaCredit: Twitter Trump praised the work of the charity which rescues dogs from ChinaCredit: Twitter
Trump said he felt compelled to speak to the crowd as he believed the fundraiser was "so great and so important".
"I said what's going on and they said 'we're gonna help dogs,' and I said 'that's okay with me,'" Trump told the crowd.
"I'm with you 100 percent. We had many meetings in the White House and in the Oval Office having to do with saving the dogs," Trump went on.
"And tremendous progress has been made and we've had many meetings actually on it, things I would never think is possible."
Lauree Simmons, president and founder of Big Dog Ranch Rescue had hosted the fundraiser with the hopes of bringing 500 dogs to the US from China.Lara Trump is one of the many family members believed to run for office in the coming yearsCredit: EPA Lara was a key part of Trump's campaigns in 2016 and 2020Credit: AFP or licensors Lara is married to Trump's second son EricCredit: Instagram
Trump's appearance on Friday night came after he had spent the afternoon at the nearby Trump International golf course in West Palm Beach.
He appeared wearing his trademark red "Mark America Great Again" baseball cap, which was emblazoned with a white "45".
It came after he was pictured arriving at Trump Tower in New York last weekend - reportedly spending 48 hours in the city before leaving on Tuesday.
Trump is said to have made the trip to "look under the hood" of his family firm as New York prosecutors probe the business.
The ex-president is a New York native, and grew up in Queens.
New York prosecutors are investigating the Trump Organization over "possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct", though they have not fully disclosed the scope of the probe.
Trump's business has denied wrongdoing, and have described the investigations as politically motivated against him.
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