Former President Donald Trump officially announced his long-anticipated third run at the White House Tuesday night at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.
There are already key endorsements lining up behind the newly-revealed candidate. A large and vocal crowd chanted “U-S-A!” as Trump spoke of key accomplishments in his first administration.
Declaring that the U.S. just two years ago was a great country, Trump said that “soon we will be a great nation again.” He told the national audience that he is running in 2024 because he believes “the world has not yet seen the true glory of what this nation can be.”
The former president defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election before being unseated by Democrat Joe Biden in 2020.
Just last week, House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) threw her support behind Trump’s seeking reelection in 2024. Several other prominent Republicans are also lining up behind his reelection bid.
BREAKING: Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States, has officially announced another run for the White House in 2024. https://t.co/xRY4CEEIQc pic.twitter.com/q0VCNKsJdP
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Touching on two of the key issues faced by the electorate, Trump told his audience that during his administration “inflation was non-existent, our southern border was by far the strongest ever.”
As for foreign affairs, he noted that “China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea were in check.” Trump cited their respect for the U.S. and for his leadership from the White House, saying “I knew them well.”
As for his presumed opponent should he secure the GOP nomination and Biden decide to seek a second term, Trump was clear. He chided the Democrat for “leading us to the brink of nuclear war,” and added that the concept was unimaginable when he was president.
Trump described the country as “in decline” and “failing” after two years under Biden’s control.
He told his excited supporters that their countrymen are now going through “pain, hardship, anxiety, and despair.” The U.S., he declared, “is being destroyed before your very eyes.”
And despite the “red wave” that failed to materialize in the midterm elections, Trump repeated the positive news that the House is back under Republican control. Not only that, but “Nancy Pelosi has been fired.”
Trump avoided mention of potential GOP rivals, instead sticking to the message that the Washington establishment wants nothing more than to silence his campaign. Speaking with the confidence of one who has done it before, the former president pledged that “we will not let them do that.”