Donald Trump files candidacy for election to the presidency 2024
Donald Trump is seeking the presidency once again despite having been defeated in 2020 and having left the White House under the cloud of impeachment for his role in the January 6 riots on Capitol Hill.
The 45th president declared his re-election candidacy at a high-profile event held at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida. He also submitted a declaration of candidacy.
To roaring applause, he declared, “In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.”
It’s a bold — if expected — move that will change the course of Trump’s party, bring up tricky legal questions, and ultimately affect Joe Biden’s presidency. He made it clear that he was running for president in order to regain his previous position.
“There has never been anything like it, this great movement of ours… And perhaps there will never be anything like it again,” Trump said. “America’s comeback starts right now.”
Trump and the former first lady walked into the ballroom of his exclusive club together. At his farewell rally, Trump painted a rosy picture of his four years in office in front of hundreds of supporters, including Roger Stone, Kash Patel, Sebastian Gorka, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell, and departing Rep. Madison Cawthorn. Speaking to a mostly silent audience, Trump claimed credit for averting international conflicts and supervising economic growth while ignoring the pandemic that sent the global economy into a tailspin.
“Under our leadership, we were a great and glorious nation,” Trump futher said. “But now, we are a nation in decline. We are a failing nation.”
In addition, he brought up the fact that gas prices have stayed high under Biden, the porous southern border that Trump has called a “invasion” of migrants and illegal drugs, and the dark, foreboding language he used to describe blood-soaked streets, which recalled his earlier speeches about “American carnage.”
Trump said, “The decline of America is being forced upon us by Biden and the radical left lunatics who are running this country into the ground,”
The purpose of the speech, according to Trump’s advisors before it was given, was to provide a more concise version of the same remarks the former president has been giving since leaving office. Trump deviated from his prepared remarks to criticise Vice President Biden, making light of the fact that the sitting president had skipped a dinner with foreign leaders in order to spend time golfing.