Library of Congress portrait of President Trump

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

President Donald Trump announcing his campaign for the 2024 presidential election in a speech at at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on Tuesday night.

Published on

nov 16, 2022

Why It Matters: President Trump's announcement – "formally beginning the 2024 Republican primary" – comes after the midterms, in which Democrats remain in control of the Senate and the House is still undetermined, though numbers indicate Republicans will likely have the majority. The presidential bid was made "several months before modern White House candidates traditionally announce" candidacy, according to Fox News.

  • This announcement was expected, with President Trump and those close to him hinting at a re-election campaign leading up to Tuesday night. In his speech, President Trump said, "We are a nation in decline. We are here tonight to declare that it does not have to be this way.”

Trump seeks White House again amid GOP losses, legal probes (The Associated Press)

Trump ignores GOP rivals and stolen election claims in 2024 presidential announcement (Fox News)

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