- Former President Donald Trump is returning to Washington D.C. on July 26, Axios first reported.
- He's expected to use the time to talk about his potential second term as president, per CNN.
- Trump recently said that he's already decided to run, but hasn't chosen when to announce his bid.
Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to return to Washington, DC, for the first time since he left office, where he's expected to speak at a GOP summit and outline what a second presidential term for him might look like.
He's slated to deliver his remarks on July 26, the second day of the America First Agenda Summit, alongside other Republican and MAGA figures such as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Sen. Lindsey Graham, Axios first reported on Thursday.
The website for the America First Policy Institute, which is running the event, confirmed Trump's appearance on Thursday. Since he departed the White House in January 2021, the former president has been living at his Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida, and has traveled across the US to speak at MAGA events.
Trump's speech will come less than a week after the July 21 primetime hearing organized by the committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack.
A source familiar with the event's planning told CNN that Trump is expected to use the podium to respond to the latest allegations and revelations from that hearing.
It's also believed that Trump will speak on his policy plans for a second term as president if he's elected in 2024, per CNN, citing the same source.
In a New York Magazine interview published on Thursday, Trump revealed that he'd already made a decision about running in 2024 and was now mulling when to announce his bid.
Much could hinge on whether Trump declares his run before or after the November midterms.
An early announcement may undermine the GOP's chances at winning back congressional seats if midterm campaigns begin fixating on Trump and his reputation, Insider's Ryan Barber and Kimberly Leonard previously reported.
According to The Washington Post, Trump has been considering a September announcement, with one source telling the outlet that there's a "70-30 chance" he'll make his bid official before the midterms.