New York Times: “Throughout Monday, Republicans who had pressing election-eve work to do instead spent their time trading text messages and anxious calls about whether Mr. Trump was poised to animate Democratic and Republican voters alike as they prepared to vote on Election Day by putting himself front and center.”
“Among their concerns: The chances that Mr. Trump would be blamed for Republican defeats in some contests would only increase if he were to make himself the center of the national conversation on the eve of the election.”
Washington Post: “Republican leaders succeeded in talking Trump out of announcing by telling him it would get buried under election news and he’d get more attention later… Trump is scheduled to interview staff later this week for the nascent campaign.”
“Trump has been determined in recent weeks to get credit for the midterm results should Republicans do well.”
Trump is now promising a “very big announcement” on November 15.