Former President Donald Trump has formally stated his intention to run for president in 2024.
“In order to make America great again… I am tonight declaring my campaign for President of the United States,” Trump announced during a speech at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on Tuesday night.
“I’m running because I believe that the world has yet to realize the true magnificence of what this country can be,” Trump explained.
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Donald Trump, who is poised to launch a new presidential bid on Tuesday evening, has filed to run for the presidency in the 2024 election, according to the National Election Commission website.
Trump previously served as the president from early 2017 to early 2021, following his election victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016. Trump was then defeated in his reelection effort in 2020 by Democrat Joe Biden.
House Republican Conference Leader Elise Stefanik, a New York Republican, praised Trump last week, but Virginia Lt . gov. Winsome Sears stated she “could not support him” if Trump ran again.
Trump has recently blasted Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, labeling him “an ordinary REPUBLICAN Governor with amazing Public Relations” — yet Trump also stated that he voted for DeSantis in the Sunshine State’s governor’s race last week. Trump reportedly stated that if DeSantis runs for president, he will release “something about him that won’t be very flattering.”