After hinting at his intentions for months and amid great anticipation of the “important announcement” he was going to make this Tuesday, the former president Republican confirmed it from Mar-a-Lago, accompanied by his wife Melania and a large group of guests
Donald Trump made his candidacy for the US presidency official for the 2024 elections. (REUTERS)
Former United States President Donald Trump announced Tuesday from Florida his intention to compete in the 2024 election to return to the White House and restore, as he said, “glory to a country in decline and invaded by millions of people from other places” b>.
After hinting at his intentions for months and amid great expectations for the “important announcement” he was going to make this Tuesday, the former Republican president confirmed it from Mar-a-Lago , his mansion and private club in Palm Beach (southeast Florida), accompanied by his wife Melania and a large group of guests.
Donald Trump heard the applause upon his arrival to announce that he will once again be a candidate for the presidency of USA. (REUTERS)
The announcement comes just a week after a disappointing result for Republicans in the midterm elections, and will force your party to decide whether to adopt a candidate whose refusal to accept defeat in 2020 brought American democracy to the brink.
“I am announcing tonight my candidacy for President of the United States,” Trump told an audience of several hundred supporters and press gathered in a chandeliered ballroom at his Mar-a-Lago club. , where he was flanked by more than 30 American flags and banners reading: “Make America Great Again!”
Former US President Donald Trump announced that he will re-run for the US presidency in the 2024 presidential election during an event at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. (REUTERS)
Trump enters the presidential race at a time of political vulnerability. He had planned to launch his campaign after the midterm elections, which he hoped would be filled with victories for candidates he himself exalted during this year's primaries. Instead, many of those candidates lost, allowing the Democrats to seize control of the Senate and leaving the Republican Party on its way to a slim majority in the House of Representatives.
Former US President Donald Trump arrived with his wife, Melania Trump, to announce that he will again run for president of the United States in the 2024 presidential election. (REUTERS)
Far from being the undisputed leader of the party, Trump is now facing criticism from some of his own allies, who say it is time for Republicans to look to the future, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis b>, one of his party's favorite contenders for the White House.
This will be his third campaign for the presidential nomination, since he was a candidate in the elections of the year 2000, for the Reform Party, and as a Republican in those of 2016, in which he won, and 2020 , in which he lost to Joseph Biden.
Like his candidacy, his time in the White House was also marked by controversy and a style of doing politics that has found imitators among the ultra-right around the world.
Precisely one of the first measures that he adopted as soon as he settled in the Oval Office was to fulfill one of his promises and prohibited the entry of citizens of seven countries with a Muslim majority until he knew what “intentions” they have and shortly thereafter fired FBI Director James Comey.
That sudden termination was seen by the special counsel, Robert Mueller, in a subsequent report as a means of possible obstruction of an investigationfor alleged collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia to harm his former Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
Trump during his electoral campaign sought to harm his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. (REUTERS)
His years in charge of the White House will also be remembered for downplaying the dangers of the pandemic and managing to appoint three conservative judges on the Supreme Court, tipping the balance in favor of the Republicans and setting what will be US policies for decades to come.
But if something happens Trump is going to history for being the third president of the United States to face a impeachment trial and the first to have to deal with two. One for pressuring the Ukrainian authorities to investigate one of Biden's sons, Hunter, to harm him in the middle of the campaign and the other for the role he would have played in the assault on the Capitol when he asked his supporters to go there to stop the recount.
(With information from The Associated Press)