Former President Donald Trump has announced that he will be campaigning to win the 2024 GOP primary nomination for the White House. He had previously lost his 2020 reelection campaign against now-President Joe Biden.
Trump, a Republican and leader of the “Make America Great Again” movement, made the announcement during a speech at Mar-a-Lago, Florida on Tuesday, November 15th. This is his third presidential bid and it has been one he has teased since he left office in 2021.
During Tuesday’s event, told a crowd of supporters that he would be running for President of the United States again to restore the country’s greatness. He continued by saying how, much like did in 2016, he would be the voice of the people, whom the establishment has been looking to “silence.” He added that the movement they have built in the past six years extends far beyond politics and at its core is about loving America.
He continued to say that he is running because the country has not yet reached the pinnacle of what it could be. This statement was also accompanied by several comments about President Biden’s performance and the current state of the country. As Trump noted, this would mean that they would have to get the country “out of this ditch” before bringing the United States to heights no one can imagine.
Trump originally won the presidency in 2016, against Democratic candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. If he manages to be elected after losing his 2020 reelection campaign, he will be only the second US president in history to have done so. Grover Cleveland in 1892 is the only president to have won another campaign, after having lost to Benjamin Harrison in 1888. Winning would also effectively make Trump the 45th and the 47th president.