Former President Donald Trump Tuesday’s statement by him was that he would mount a Third White House Campaign, Launching an Early Start the 2024 contest. This announcement is just a week after a Disappointed midterm showing for Republicans and In force the Party to decide whether to embrace a Candidat refusing to accept defeat in 2020 was a catalyst insurrection and pushed American democracy to the brink.
“In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,” Trump To a crowd of many hundred supporters, club members and Gathered press in a At the ballroom, chandeliers his Mar-a-Lago club where he was flanked by over 30 American flags and Banners with this design his “Make America Great Again” slogan. “I am running because I believe the world has not yet seen the true glory of what this nation can be.”
“We will again put America first,” He added.
Another campaign is a Amazing turn for any ex-president, even if he made history. the The first person to be impeached twice and Whose term was ended with his Supporters storm violently the Capitol in a deadly bid Stop the Jan. 6, 2021.
Trump Register the Race in a Moment of political vulnerability He hoped to launch his Campaign in the wake of resounding GOP midterm victories, fueled by candidates he elevated during this year’s primaries. Many of these candidates lost, which allowed Democrats to keep the Senate and You can leave the GOP with a Only path a The majority of the population in the House.
It is far from perfect the Undisputed leader in the party, Trump Some are expressing concern about the state of the country. his own allies, who say it’s time for Republicans to look to the Future, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis emerges as a favorite White House candidate.
The former president is still very popular the The base of the GOP. However, other Republicans, such as former Vice President Mike Pence are making more public statements about their campaigns. the This is a prospect Trump You will need to navigate a competitive GOP primary.
He’s launching his Candidacy a An assortment of criminal investigations are escalating, with some that could lead to charges. These include the You can examine dozens upon dozens documents marked with the classified symbol. seized by the FBI Mar-a-Lago and Permanent state and Federal inquiries into his All efforts to overturn the results This is the 2020 presidential election.
But TrumpAccording to his closest friends, he is has been eager to return Politics and Stop trying to stop the Other potential challengers are rising. Aides have spent the Last months preparing paperwork and identifying potential staff and Sketching out the These are the contours a Campaign being modelled his 2016 operation a A small group of aides flitting between rallies his private jet defied the odds and Much better-funded and More experienced competitors by tapping into deep political faultlines and To get constant media attention, use shocking statements
Even after GOP losses, Trump remains the most powerful force in his party. He has been the top performer for many years. his Other Republican contenders win by large margins in Hypothetical head-to-head matches He attracts thousands even when he’s not in office. his Rallyes and remain his party’s most prolific fundraiser, raising hundreds of millions of dollars.
But Trump Also available: a It is an extremely polarizing figure. 54% of voters in last week’s midterm elections viewed him very or somewhat unfavorably, according to AP VoteCast, a More than 94,000 voters were surveyed across the nation. A AP-NORC poll in October found that even Republicans are hesitant about Trump’s future. the party’s standard-bearer, with 43% saying they don’t want to see him run for president in 2024.
Trump’s candidacy poses profound questions about America’s democratic future. The final days his Presidency were consumed by a We are desperate to stay in Power and undermining the Tradition of preserving the past for centuries a Peaceful transfer And in the He has lost his wife for two years. Trump’s persistent — and baseless — lies about widespread election fraud have eroded confidence in the nation’s political process. Late January 2021, around two-thirds were of the Republicans who said that they didn’t believe President Joe Biden was legitimately reelected in 2020, an AP/NORC poll.
VoteCast had roughly the same number of Republican voters in the This belief was held by midterm elections.
Federal and Election officials in the state and Trump’s own attorney general have said there is no credible evidence the 2020 election was tainted. The former president’s allegations of fraud were also roundly rejected by numerous courts, including by judges Trump appointed.
But that didn’t stop hundreds of midterm candidates from parroting his They were trying to win them over with lies his A loyal base and Score his coveted endorsement. In the End result: Many of those candidates lost their races in a This is a sign that voters reject extreme rhetoric.
Some Republicans are able to do without. presidential Aspirations, like those of the former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has long been ruled out of running against TrumpOthers have stated that he wouldn’t be involved in their decisions, even though he was previously mentioned. his midterm losses.
These include Pence, who has released a Book Tuesday and Trump’s former secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, as well as former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who ran for the election against Trump in 2016. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is another potential candidate, as well as Tim Scott from South Carolina. and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin. Trump He is also likely face challenges by members the anti-Trump Wing of the Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s party Larry Hogan and Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney vice chair the Jan. has been investigated by the House Committee 6.
But the Person who is most engaged Trump and his Allies in Recent months have been DeSantis’s commanding reelection last week as governor a The bright spot for Republicans this election cycle was the former congressman. Former congressman who was elected to the House of Representatives in a popular national figure among conservatives during the He pushed back on COVID-19 and shares restrictions to end the pandemic Trump’s pugilistic instincts and Similar enthusiasm has been shown in her support of social causes.
Even some enthusiastic Trump DeSantis supporters claim they want him to run because of his support. a Natural successor Trump But without the former president’s considerable baggage.
Trump DeSantis has been publicly criticized by the public. Tuesday the Florida governor shot back.
“At the end of the day, I would just tell people to go check out the scoreboard from last Tuesday night,” DeSantis spoke to reporters.
It is possible that a crowded field could play to the advantage of GOP rivals. Trump’s advantage, as it did in 2016. He won over more than a There were a dozen more candidates who split. the anti-Trump vote.
Trump’s decision paves the Way for a Potential rematch with Biden who has stated that he plans to run for reelection despite Some concerns in his Have a great time at the party his Age and Low approval ratings. They were both already the oldest presidential Nominated ever when they ran in 2020. TrumpThe age of 76-year-old would make him 82. the End of a Second term in 2029. Biden, who will be 80 in a few days, would be 86.
If he does succeed, Trump This would be just the Second U.S. President in history to serve two nonconsecutive terms, following Grover Cleveland’s wins in 1884 and 1892.
But Trump Register the race facing enormous challenges beyond his party’s growing trepidations. The former president is the A variety of investigations were conducted. the A long-running investigation has been conducted the Hundreds of documents marked with classified markings were found in Mar-Boxesa-Lago.
Meanwhile, Trump Justice Department investigation of his attempts to overturn the Results of the 2020 presidential election. Fani Willis, Fulton County District attorney in Georgia is investigating her allegations. “a multi-state, coordinated plan by the Trump Campaign” To influence the 2020 results.
And in New York, Attorney General Letitia J. has sued TrumpAllegation his namesake company engaged in decades’ worth of fraudulent bookkeeping by misleading banks about the Value his assets. The Trump The organization is also currently facing tax fraud charges.
Some in Trump’s orbit believe that running will help shield him against potential indictment, but there is no legal statute that would prevent the Justice Department from moving forward — or prevent Trump He should stop running if he’s charged.
It wasn’t any secret what he had been planning.
At a White House Christmas Party in December 2020 Trump It told guests that it was “been an amazing four years.”
“We are trying to do another four years,” He said. “Otherwise, I’ll see you in four years.”