Former President Donald Trump declared that he is running for the 2024 Republican nomination for president, trying to stage a dramatic comeback to the White House in the wake of having lost his bid for re-election to Joe Biden in 2020.
Donald Trump, a Republican and the leader of the “Make America Great Again” movement, declared his third presidential bid on Tuesday during a speech at his Mar-a-Lago, Florida, home in the wake of having prodded an offer since leaving office in 2021.
“In order to make America great and glorious again. I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,” Donald Trump said Tuesday evening to a crowd of supporters.
“But just as I promised in 2016, I am your voice. I am your voice. The Washington establishment wants to silence us, but we will not let them do that. What we have built together over the past six years is the greatest movement in history because it is not about politics. It’s about our love for this great country, America, and we’re not going to let it fail,” said Trump.
“I am running because I believe the world has not yet seen the true glory of what this nation can be. We have not reached that pinnacle, believe it or not,” he continued, blaming President Joe Biden for the current state of the nation. “In fact, we can go very far. We’re going to have to go far first. We have to get out of this ditch. And once we’re out, you’ll see things that nobody imagined for any country. It’s called the United States of America. And it’s an incredible place.”
Donald Trump first won the presidency in 2016 against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the event that he is elected once more, he would become only the second president to retake the White House subsequent to having been ousted, an accomplishment accomplished by Grover Cleveland in 1892 after he had lost the presidency to Benjamin Harrison in 1888. A triumph would make Trump the 45th and the 47th president.
Since his loss, Trump has challenged the authenticity of the 2020 election results, repeatedly claiming the race was “rigged,” because of the Coronavirus pandemic-era process of mail-in ballots. Trump dishonestly claimed the election was stolen, and his legal team filed a slew of lawsuits in battleground states across the country.
Donald Trump’s declaration comes one week after the 2022 midterm elections in which Republicans didn’t get an expected “red wave” of triumphs. Democrats kept control of the Senate and on the off chance that Republicans can capture a greater part in the House, being slight is normal. The former president was vigorously associated with the midterms, throwing his support behind Republican candidates across the nation. During the primaries, most of Trump-endorsed competitors were successful, becoming the GOP nominee in their races.
The economy, which has been a top issue for voters during the 2022 midterm election cycle in the midst of record-high inflation, was strong under Trump’s presidency — with an expansion in middle-class family income, the least unemployment rate in half a century and unprecedented job growth.
The stock market hit record highs, with the Dow shutting above 20,000 for the first time in 2017 and topping 30,000 out of 2020, and the S&P 500 and NASDAQ likewise hitting record highs.
Donald Trump additionally worked to cut red tape and lessen guidelines confronting American businesses and laborers, working to set up policies to bring back supply chains from abroad, in accordance with his “Make America Great Again” and “America First” messaging.
Concerning trade relations, Trump quickly withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and finished the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in January 2017, supplanting it with the current US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which included new protections for American makers and laborers.
Donald Trump likewise signed an executive order making it a government policy to “Buy American and Hire American,” and took action to stop outsourcing of jobs overseas.
One more issue for Americans during the midterm election cycle has been energy and record-high gas costs.
Under the Trump administration, Trump guaranteed that the U.S. was the number one producer of oil and natural gas in the world, however, President Joe Biden reversed some of those policies and refocused on clean energy.
In the interim, the Trump administration’s foreign policy message was one that focused on “peace through strength.”
Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran Nuclear Deal — which the Biden administration started making moves to re-enter when he took office in 2021.
Trump held a historic summit with Kim Jong Un in June 2018 — he was the first sitting U.S. president to cross the demilitarized zone into North Korea. ICBM testing was stopped during the Trump administration, however, North Korea kept on testing short and medium-range ballistic missiles. North Korea has been inclining up its ballistic missile testing under the Biden administration.
Regarding the Middle East, the Trump administration brokered the Abraham accords, a “historic peace agreement” between Israel and the United Arab Emirates that normalized relations and made bilateral agreements in regard to “investment, tourism, direct flights, security, telecommunications, technology, energy, health care, culture, the environment, the establishment of reciprocal embassies, and other areas of mutual benefit.”
In 2018, the Trump administration moved the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – a migration long debated in Washington – and one that showed the U.S. officially acknowledging Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Trump’s administration likewise rebuilt the military, with more than $2.2 trillion in defense spending, delivering pay increases for service members and their families. Trump’s administration likewise made a new branch of the military— the Space Force.
Donald Trump appointed and had three conservative justices affirmed to the Supreme Court during his presidency — Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.
In the interim, Trump’s administration worked to make communities more secure, signing the First Step Act into law–the first landmark criminal justice reform legislation passed to decrease recidivism and help previous detainees effectively rejoin society.
A law-and-order president, Trump delivered help for law enforcement and put a significant focus on protecting and securing the U.S.-Mexico southern border.
Trump’s presidency, from 2017 to 2021, was clouded by investigations — a few into whether he colluded with Russia to impact the 2016 election, a few focused on his ,finances and others that prompted impeachment, making him the first president in United States history to have been impeached twice.
Donald Trump’s post-presidential life has been reminiscent of his days in the Oval Office, marred by probes, which the former president and his partners said were simply part of a work by his political rivals to keep him from running for re-election in 2024.
The former president is at present under federal investigation by the Justice Department for supposedly mishandling classified documents under the Presidential Records Act. A government judge named Judge Raymond Dearie to serve as special master and review the thousands of records seized by the FBI. Trump and his legal team have contended that none of the documents taken from his Mar-a-Lago home were classified.
The FBI led an unprecedented pre-dawn raid of his private residence at Mar-a-Lago in August, claiming that the former president had classified national security data.
The investigation comes in the midst of a criminal investigation concerning Donald Trump and his family’s business practices by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
Donald Trump brought $10.2 million up in August after the FBI’s unprecedented raid — the most Save America PAC had brought up in a month since Trump was in office. As of mid-October, Trump’s Save America PAC had just under $100 million cash on hand.
Likewise, this summer, a federal appeals court prepared for the House Ways and Means Committee to at long last get Trump’s tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service — something the panel has been attempting to get starting around 2019, under a law that allows the revelation of an individual’s tax returns to the congressional committee.
Trump might look for emergency intervention measures from the Supreme Court trying to temporarily block any release of these tax records — which probably will come under reestablished scrutiny now that he decided to run for a third time.
At the point when Donald Trump first took office in January 2017, the FBI was in the middle of leading a counterintelligence investigation concerning whether candidate Donald Trump and members of his campaign were conspiring or planning with Russia to impact the 2016 election. That investigation was alluded to inside the bureau as a “Crossfire Hurricane,” and started on July 31, 2016.
That investigation was opened, regardless of then-CIA Director John Brennan’s briefing then-President Obama on July 28, 2016, about a purported proposal from one of Hillary Clinton’s campaign foreign policy advisers “to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security service.”
Special Counsel Robert Mueller eventually was named to take over the investigation, in any case, after almost two years, Mueller’s investigation, which concluded in March 2019, yielded no proof of a criminal conspiracy or coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian authorities during the 2016 presidential election.
Special Counsel John Durham is presently investigating the origins of the FBI’s Trump-Russia probe.
Weeks after Mueller’s probe was finished, Donald Trump had a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during which he pressed Zelenskyy to launch investigations concerning the Joe Biden family’s actions and business dealings in Ukraine — specifically Hunter Biden’s endeavors with Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings. Hunter Biden, at the time, was, nevertheless, under federal criminal investigation for his tax affairs, prompted by suspicious foreign transactions.
The president’s request came after millions in U.S. military aid to Ukraine had been frozen, which Democrats and a few witnesses have referred to as a quid pro quo arrangement. Democrats likewise claimed Trump was interfering in the next presidential election by asking a foreign leader to investigate a Democratic political rival.
Donald Trump’s discussion with Zelenskyy prompted a whistleblower complaint, which prompted the House impeachment inquiry, and at last, impeachment proceedings in the Senate.
The House voted to denounce Trump in December 2019 on two counts — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate voted for acquittal in February 2020.
In the meantime, on Jan. 6, 2021, pro-Trump rioters breached the U.S. Capitol during a joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College brings about favor of President Joe Biden. Trump was permanently banned from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube after the riot.
The House of Representatives then drafted articles of impeachment against him once more, and at last voted to denounce him on a charge of inducing an insurrection for the Jan. 6 Capitol riot — making him the sole president to be impeached, and ultimately acquitted, twice in history.
Donald Trump’s legal team reviled the procedures as an unlawful “sham impeachment” against a private citizen, driven by Democrats’ “hatred” for Trump and want to silence a political rival.
The Senate voted to clear, yet had Donald Trump been sentenced, the Senate would have moved to banish the 45th president from holding federal office ever again, preventing a 2024 White House run.