The New Hampshire Union-Leader headlines the following:
Trump signs lease for a NH office, returns Monday
Donald Trump returns to New Hampshire with a presidential campaign-like schedule Monday, and the Union Leader has learned he has signed a lease for an office in Manchester that will open May 1.
The paper reports that Trump has a full schedule of in-state appearances scheduled next week, including four events: a business lunch in Salem, a veterans town hall meeting, a New England College speech, and a dinner speech in Concord.
Even as this latest Trump move in New Hampshire was making news in the state, word comes that the New Yorker will be conducting his second TeleTown Hall tonight in Iowa. The first, in South Carolina, drew almost 60,000 participants. The Trump “media advisory” advises Iowans they can call in between 6:15 pm-7:15pm CST (needing to call 877-229-8493 and use a PIN # of 114230).
So what we have here are earlier stories of Trump staff hires in New Hampshire, Iowa, and South Carolina, a political team in his New York base, and now the opening of a headquarters in New Hampshire. Followed this very night by a second “TeleTown Hall”.
Plus, as noted earlier here, with comments on President Obama’s Iran policy, and here, with the launch of his exploratory committee, Trump is well on his way to being a serious candidate. Not to mention that a Trump race would be self-funded.
There is a long, long way to go in the 2016 presidential season. But it has begun in earnest — and contrary to all the skeptics and naysayers, Trump is showing all the signs of a serious candidate, with a final decision expected in June or July.