A former president, who was relatively calm, talked about Joe Biden in a speech lasting over an hour that was rambling at times. He called himself a victim and promised a revival of his politics.
PALM BEACH (Fla.) Donald Trump is running again for President after he lost the 2020 election. He was impeached for his role in Jan. 6 riots at Capitol Hill.
The 45th president made his bid for a second term at a primetime event held at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. He also filed a declaration of candidacy.
To thunderous applause, he declared: “In order to make America great again and glorious again”
This is remarkable, but long-anticipated, move by Trump. It will change his party’s course, raise legal questions, and alter the presidency of Joe Biden, the man who defeated Trump. His campaign was explicitly described as an attempt to restore the presidency that he held.
Trump stated, “There has never ever been anything like this, this great movement. And maybe there will never again be anything like that.” “America’s comeback begins right now.”
Trump joined the former first lady in the ballroom of his private club. Trump presented his four years of office in rose-colored hews to a room of hundreds of supporters, including Trump world figures such as Kash Patel and Sebastian Gorka. Trump brushed aside the pandemic that decimated the global economy and instead claimed that he had prevented foreign conflicts and supervised a thriving economy.
Trump stated, “Under our leadership, we were a great nation and glorious,” We are now a nation in decline. We are a failing country.”
Trump also cited stubbornly high prices for gas under Biden. He described the porous southern border as an “invasion of migrants and illegal drugs” and spoke darkly about blood-soaked streets, which evoked his speeches about “American carnage”.
Trump stated, “The decline in America is being forced upon me by Biden and radical left lunatics that are running this nation into the ground.”
Trump’s aides told reporters that the goal of the speech was to focus on the remarks that the former president had been making since his departure. Trump did not follow the script and criticized Biden, riffing on the White House occupant who abandoned a planned dinner with world leaders overseas. He instead focused on contrasting his two years in office to the past two.
Trump couldn’t help but criticize the federal government and the “deep state” for searching Mar-a-Lago. He called himself repeatedly a victim and then delved into voting changes that would only allow paper ballots.
Trump and his team worked for months on Trump’s announcement and a campaign plan. The upcoming campaign will not have a formal campaign manager. Two long-time Republican operatives, Chris LaCivita, and Susie Wiles will instead oversee operations. LaCivita, who is leaving FP1 Strategies to assume the new role, will be retiring.
Brian Jack, who was the White House political director under President Trump, and is currently running Kevin McCarthy’s national campaign, will play a crucial role in the campaign. He will be focusing on the details of Trump’s presidential primary politics. Justin Caporale will also be in a managerial position. He was a former top adviser to Melania Trump and served on the Trump 2020 campaign. Clayton Henson, an ex-official of the Trump White House, and Alex Latcham will serve as senior political figures in this campaign.
Trump’s current spokesperson Taylor Budowich will not participate in the campaign. Instead, he will be overseeing the principal pro-Trump super PAC, MAGA Inc. Tony Fabrizio will poll for the super PAC.
Trump’s campaign headquarters in New York and Virginia were set up in the previous two elections. This was to be near his home. Trump and his team will continue to work at his Mar-a-Lago resort, in Florida until a decision is made regarding the location of an official campaign headquarters.
Trump’s messages at rallies and other political events in the middle of the midterm elections have mainly been about the economy, border security, and the Biden administration. He continued to focus on his legal issues and his 2020 loss, insisting that there was widespread voter fraud.
Republicans claim that these fixations can be a liability to voters. There are new concerns about Trump’s candidacy after the party’s poor performance in the 2022 midterm elections. A number of candidates supported by Trump failed to win important federal and state offices.
In the hope that Trump would announce a presidential run after the December Georgia Senate election, advisors and aides tried to stop him from declaring a presidential candidacy. He was not persuaded by these pleas. Instead, he used Tuesday’s announcement to highlight his endorsement record and note that Republicans were on track for control of the House of Representatives. He also encouraged his supporters to vote Republican Herschel Walker in that race.
Trump’s announcement of a second run is a rare event in history. Only one other president, Democrat Grover Brown, left the White House to run for a second term, four years later.