Donald Trump Announces 2024 Presidential Bid
Trump is seeking to return to the White House after he had lost his bid for re-election to Joe Biden in 2020
Former US President, Donald Trump, has announced he will run for the 2024 Republican nomination for president.
Trump is seeking to return to the White House after he had lost his bid for re-election to Joe Biden in 2020.
He disclosed this on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, during a speech at his Mar-a-Lago, Florida home.
“In order to make America great and glorious again. I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,” Trump said.
Republicans are licking their wounds after disappointing midterms, widely blamed on the underperformance of Trump-anointed candidates, and some are openly asking whether Trump, with his divisive brand of politics and mess of legal woes is the right person to carry the party colors next time around.
Several possible 2024 primary rivals are circling, chief among them the governor of Florida Ron DeSantis, who bucked the tide and won a resounding reelection victory on November 8.
Trump, who lost the 2020 elections to Democrat Joe Biden after being impeached twice by the House of Representatives, launches his latest White House bid with several potential handicaps.
He is the target of multiple investigations into his conduct before, during and after his first term as president – which could ultimately result in his disqualification.
These include allegations of fraud by his family business, his role in last year’s attack on the US Capitol, his attempt to overturn the 2020 elections, and his stashing of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.
With Trump now a declared candidate, Biden’s attorney general, Merrick Garland, may be forced to name a special counsel to pursue the various investigations into the former president launched by the Department of Justice.
Recall that Trump won the US presidency for the first time in 2016 when he contested against Hillary Clinton.
Trump would become the second President to retake the White House if he succeeds in 2024, thereby making him the 45th and the 47th president, respectively.