Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States in the 2024 elections.
“To make America great and proud again, tonight I announce my candidacy for President of the United States,” Trump said from Mar-a-Lago, Florida.
Minutes before speaking publicly, the former president submitted the required documents to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
Launching a campaign that has generated both excitement and fear in various corners of the Republican Party, Trump’s bid to return to the Oval Office could face countless hurdles in the coming months, even among his loyalists. The base can be firmly retained.
To win the nomination, Trump must face other potential candidates from the Republican Party, in a process of state-by-state primaries that last several months and begin in January 2024. Presidential elections would be held in November of that year.
Trump was defeated in 2021 by Democrat Joe Biden in an election the results of which he considered fraudulent, allegations that put him under investigation by US justice.
The former president dodged criticism for poor polling in key races from his fellow Republicans for several days after the midterm elections. Also lashed out at the party’s two bigwigs, who could complicate their path to the White House if they decide to launch their own presidential campaigns, and worried that they or their allies could soon be targeted by federal investigators. Can be charged by the state in two different departments of investigation. ,
Source: CNN / LB24