Remember when Donald Trump was president of the US? The end of the last US election left a sour taste in many people’s mouths, with Trump supporters storming the Capitol (where Congress is based) on January 6, 2021. This was after Trump said the election was “rigged” and tried to turn state election results in his favor. The investigations into that whole thing are still very much in progress. His family business is also currently under investigation, and his home was recently searched for classified documents that weren’t supposed to be there.
Well, everyone, strap in. Trump is running for office again in 2024. This will be his third time running in a presidential election. Announcing his 2024 presidential bid on Tuesday night, he praised his previous administration with mentions of secure borders, a strong economy and global peace. Democrats weighed in heavily with criticism and anti-Trump fundraising calls, while a handful of his loyal allies are standing by him. A Politico/Morning Consult poll showed that, as of now, 47% of respondents said they’d support Trump on the Republican ticket again.
Now, the question is whether or not Republicans will name him as the GOP nominee and whether or not he can actually win.
“Two years ago, we were a great nation, and soon we will be a great nation again. In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,” Trump said during his announcement.
“If President Trump continues this tone and delivers this message on a consistent basis, he will be hard to beat,” said Republican senator Lindsey Graham. “His speech tonight, contrasting his policies and results against the Biden administration, charts a winning path for him in the primaries and general election.”
“Today is just the kickoff to what will be a messy Republican primary, with candidates competing to be the most extreme MAGA Republican in the race. The DNC will be ready for them all,” said Jaime Harrison, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
When asked if he had a reaction to Trump’s announcement, US President Biden said, “Not really.”