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Donald Trump announces he’s running for president in 2024

Former President Donald Trump introduced Tuesday evening from his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida that he’s running for president a 3rd time. Trump introduced his 2024 bid moments after submitting a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission.

“In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,” Trump stated, to cheers from his supporters. 

When he entered the room together with former first woman Melania Trump, the previous president was launched because the “next president” of the United States, teasing his announcement. Trump is the primary main candidate to formally announce a 2024 presidential bid. 

“Two years ago, we were a great nation, and soon, we will be a great nation again,” Trump, 76, instructed his supporters in a speech that was typically extra subdued than lots of his varied rallies. 

Much of Trump’s roughly hour-long speech represented a response to Joe Biden’s presidency, as Trump blasted gasoline costs, inflation and power coverage below the present president. 

“This is not just a campaign,” he stated. “This is a quest to save our country.”

Former U.S. President Donald Trump announces he will run for president in 2024 at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach
Former first woman Melania Trump sits in the entrance row with Barron Trump and her mother and father as the previous president announces that he’ll as soon as once more run for president in 2024. Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. November 15, 2022.

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Trump had been anticipated to announce Tuesday evening that he’s running for president a 3rd time, and he’s been hinting in latest weeks that he would. “I will very, very probably do it again,” Trump instructed rally goers in Iowa earlier this month. 

Asked in Indonesia if he had a response to Trump’s announcement, Mr. Biden stated, “No, not really.”

Republicans are nonetheless reeling from voters’ rejection of a number of of their candidates for key races — lots of whom had been endorsed and even handpicked by Trump. Still, Trump insisted throughout his announcement that the midterms represented an awesome evening for his candidates. 

Some Republicans blamed Trump for boosting a slate of extremist candidates who had been in the end rejected by independents and did little to inspire base voters. “The party needs to get past Donald Trump,” retiring Pennsylvania GOP Senator Pat Toomey stated after the elections. Democratic Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman defeated Republican Mehmet Oz in the race for Toomey’s seat.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, additionally advised Trump’s maintain on the GOP in the end harmed their possibilities of a “red wave.”

“There’s significant influence from the former president and I think that influence probably hurt the party and hurt the party’s chances on Election Day,” Baker instructed CNN.

Trump can also be dealing with criticism from his former vice president, Mike Pence, after the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol led to a rift between the 2. 

Asked by ABC News whether or not he believes Trump must be president once more, the previous vice president stated it was as much as the American folks, however “I think we’ll have better choices in the future.”

Pence is taken into account a possible candidate for president in 2024.

Some Trump allies urged the previous president to attend till after the Dec. 6 Georgia runoff election between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker, as CBS News has reported, however Trump ignored them. He thought it will look weak if he merely introduced an exploratory committee and never his marketing campaign, a senior adviser instructed CBS News final week. 

On the day his announcement was anticipated, even one among his closest allies, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina, stated he did not suppose Trump ought to announce his White House bid but.

“I just think we need to get 2022 over before we talked about 2024,” he instructed reporters Tuesday. He stated he thinks Trump “has a decent chance of coming back — maybe a good chance — depending on how the country unfolds in next year.” But first, he added, alluding to the Walker-Warner Senate runoff race, “I prefer to get Georgia behind us.”

While Trump’s affect in the celebration stays robust, the failed races of many Trump-endorsed candidates, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ dominant efficiency final week and Republicans’ failure to seize the Senate have raised some doubts concerning the former president’s 2024 prospects. 

He additionally enters the race saddled with personal {and professional} authorized battles that haven’t but been resolved. 

And this was the week the House Jan. 6 choose committee had demanded he testify about his actions surrounding Jan. 6, 2021, throughout the assault on the U.S. Capitol by 1000’s of his supporters. He is suing the choose committee in an try to dam the panel’s subpoena.

Committee Chair Rep. Bennie Thompson, Democrat of Mississippi, and Vice Chair Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, instructed Trump in a letter that the panel has “assembled overwhelming evidence, including from dozens of your former appointees and staff, that you personally orchestrated and oversaw a multi-part effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election and to obstruct the peaceful transition of power.”

Fin Gomez, Robert Costa, Sara Cook, Major Garrett and Alan He contributed to this report.

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