Last night, during a speech in Mar-a-largo, former President Donald Trump became the first major 2024 candidate to officially announce that he will be running.
“In order to make America great … again I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,” Trump said on Tuesday night during a speech at the Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.
“I am running because I believe the world has not yet seen the true glory of what this nation can be,” Trump said.
This announcement likely didn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Since leaving office Trump has been teasing another Presidential run.
If Trump does end up winning, this will make him only the second President in history to serve two non Consecutive terms. The first was Grover Cleveland who lost his bid for re-election to Benjamin Harrison in 1888 and then won a second term in 1892.
The nomination this time may not come as easily as previously expected. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has surged in the last few weeks and now beating Donald Trump in some polls, if he were to run. A new pro-DeSantis Super PAC is expected to launch before Thanksgiving.
Former Vice President Mike Pence, Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Former New Jersey Governor and Presidential Candidate Chris Christie and Wyoming Rep Liz Cheney are among those that are also speculated to be considering a run.
An ABC News-Ipsos poll published on Sunday found that 72 percent of registered Republicans believe that DeSantis should have a great or good deal of influence in the future direction of the GOP, while just 64 percent of respondents said the same of Trump.
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