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After voting for Gov. Ron DeSantis in Palm Beach, former President Donald Trump teases 'exciting' announcement

Trump speaks to media at Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center
Former President Donald Trump outside Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center in Palm Beach, Nov. 8, 2022
Posted at 3:25 PM, Nov 08, 2022

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Former President Donald Trump stepped outside his voting precinct at the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center in Palm Beach, briefly spoke to the media Tuesday and then revealed that he voted for Gov. Ron DeSantis as he walked away.

Trump hinted at a "big night" for Republicans while speaking to a gaggle of media not far from his Mar-a-Lago Club home.

The 45th U.S. president was asked if he believed the candidates that he supported throughout the 2022 election season would win.

"I hope so," he said.

Former President Donald Trump and Melania Trump outside Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center after voting in general election, Nov. 8, 2022
Former President Donald Trump stops to speak with the media after voting in the Nov. 8, 2022, general election at the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center in Palm Beach, Fla. By his side is former first lady Melania Trump.

Trump spoke about what he believes are the greatest needs for the country — keeping taxes low, securing the U.S. border and being tough on crime.

He was then asked if he was going to announce another run at the White House during a news conference planned for the Tuesday after the election.

"I think Tuesday will be a very exciting day for a lot of people," Trump said.

As he walked away, a reporter asked if Trump voted for DeSantis, who is widely reported to be contemplating a presidential run in 2024.

"Yes, I did," Trump answered.

The former president praised U.S. Rep. Marco Rubio's victory during a speech Tuesday night but did not discuss his own political future.

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