Former Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell is scheduled to speak in Iowa this week amid early speculation that he is among 2024 vice presidential possibilities for former President Donald Trump.
Grenell is slated to speak Wednesday before the Westside Conservative Club in Urbandale, Iowa, the group said on its Facebook page.
Grenell tweeted that he also will address the Dallas County GOP on Thursday, and he will be speaking about “Donald Trump’s America First strategy.”
Trump hasn’t said if he’ll run in 2024, but his standard answer when asked is that his supporters will be “very happy” with his decision.
In a November story about potential running mates, Politico reported that Grenell “has also risen in the estimation of Trump insiders.”
“Don’t sleep on Ric. Trump loves him, and unlike [Mike] Pompeo or anyone else, he has no interest in running for president. That’s a big issue for Trump,” a Trump adviser told Politico.
Grenell told Newsmax in March that became “infuriated” after Democrats, complicit former intelligence analysts and their friends in the media effectively used disinformation to sway the 2020 presidential election in President Joe Biden’s favor.
“It’s infuriating to see people manipulate intelligence for political gain and then have all of the newsrooms in Washington, D.C., completely ignore it,” Grenell told “Spicer & Co.,” pointing to the Hunter Biden laptop story in October 2020 and the fact that mainstream media outlets are beginning to acknowledge the laptop’s existence after earlier skepticism about the narrative. Continue reading at Newsmax.