On Tuesday night, Former President Donald Trump announced his 2024 presidential campaign despite being advised to hold off any announcements from fellow Republicans and the Democrats’ attempts to stop him from running.
In an address broadcasted live from Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump announced that he would be running for President again. He also used one of his famous lines saying that he would “make America great and glorious again”.
His announcement event paid homage to his 2015 walking down the Trump Tower escalator, before starting his speech. Starting his speech, he talked about America’s comeback after years of being in decline due to Biden’s administration and the “radical left lunatics”. He continued to say that this is not how things need to be and that the “great nation” America was two years ago, can be restored.
He added that Americans had a choice and that he was ready to give them a better option. Reportedly, a Federal Elections Commission filing with a registration reading “Donald J. Trump for President 2024” was shown for a few minutes before his remarks began.
Recently, Trump had been asked to not make any announcements about the elections and to instead try and support the GOP’s potential primary challenges, such as Gov. Ron DeSantis. Instead, Trump has tried to limit discussions of challenges by previously nicknaming the governor “Ron DeSanctimonious,” and speaking against former Vice President Mike Pence for his failure to support Trump in an attempt to block the 2020 Electoral College certification. Virginia GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin was also blasted last week.
Trump is continuing to face Democrat criticisms regarding the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and is under investigation of the findings of the FBI at his Mar-a-Lago Estate. Trump has referred to all of these attempts by his opposition as a “witch hunt”.
Trump has teased his 2024 presidential bid for months but had decided to hold off on any announcements until the midterms had passed. Many had advised him to continue to hold off until the Dec. 6 Senate runoff election in Georgia had been completed.
Trump has already been endorsed by three House Republicans, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Fla., and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.