Trump is launching his campaign for the 2024 US presidential election
Donald Trump, who has launched vicious attacks on electoral integrity in the United States since losing the 2020 election, has launched his campaign to regain the presidency in 2024 to forestall his potential Republican rivals.
Seeking another showdown against Democratic President Joe Biden, Trump made the announcement at his home in Mar-a-Lago, Fla., a week after the midterm elections that saw Republicans fail to win the number of seats in Congress they had hoped.
In a speech that lasted more than an hour and was broadcast live on US television, Trump addressed hundreds of his supporters in a hall decorated with several chandeliers and dozens of American flags.
“To make America great again, tonight I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States,” Trump said to a crowd of his family and donors.
Trump has criticized the Biden presidency and reviewed what he saw as political achievements during his tenure.
“Two years ago we were a great nation and soon we will be a great nation again,” he said.
Trump has made it clear he will push for the death penalty for drug dealers, term limits for lawmakers and the reinstatement of military personnel who were fired for refusing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Trump expected leftist groups, Washington and the media to oppose his campaign.
“But we will not be afraid, we will persevere and keep going,” he said.
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