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Despite criticism, Donald Trump will officially launch his candidacy by 2024

According to an adviser to the magnate, this Tuesday he will announce from his mansion in Florida that he will again run for the presidency of the United States.

Former President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new candidacy for the presidency of the United Statesignoring calls from within the GOP to step aside following the poor performance of his loyalists in the midterm elections.

The 76-year-old tycoon summoned the press to his Florida mansion for a “big announcement” at 9:00 p.m. ET this Tuesday.

“President Trump is going to announce Tuesday that he is running for president,” said Jason Miller, one of his advisers, who predicted his speech would be “very professional, very formal“.




Donald Trump along with the re-elected governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, who could be his great rival in the internal Republican Party. Photo: AP

Although in recent months he has barely hidden his desire to return to the presidency, Trump could change his mind at the last minute, since he has often been unpredictable.

But delaying the announcement, as some of his advisers suggested, would be very uncomfortable, since Trump himself announced that his “maybe the most important speech pronounced in American history”.

The Political Rise of Donald Trump

In 2016, Trump and the Republicans came to power, seized control of the White House, and they held their majorities in both chambers congressional.

But Democrats recaptured the House in a landslide in 2018 after a campaign focused largely on Trump’s caustic style.

The former president then lost re-election in 2020 –despite the fact that he still refuses to accept defeat– against Joe Biden, while the Democrats also managed to gain control of the Senate, because although it was divided into 50 seats per side, they secured a majority with the vote of runoff from Vice President Kamala Harris.

Donald Trump is expected to announce his candidacy from his mansion in Florida.  Photo: REUTERS


Donald Trump is expected to announce his candidacy from his mansion in Florida. Photo: REUTERS

Leaving Washington in chaos shortly after his supporters stormed the Capitol, Trump chose to remain in the political arena. raising funds and doing acts in all the country.

In the campaign towards the legislative elections last Tuesday, in which a defeat for the Democrats was predicted, Trump made the denial of the results of the 2020 elections a key litmus test for the candidates to obtain his influential political support.

But the forecast of a Republican “red wave” did not materialize, since they did not obtain a majority in the Senate and in the Lower House, where some ballots still need to be closed, they are expected to achieve a meager majority.

those results emboldened Trump’s Republican opponents and undermined most of his political momentum leading up to the campaign launch on Tuesday.

“It’s basically the third election in a row that Donald Trump has cost us the race, and it’s three strikes and you’re out” (in baseball), Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a critic of Trump, told CNN on Sunday.

The Mar-a-Lago complex in Florida, where former US President Donald Trump lives.  Photo: AP


The Mar-a-Lago complex in Florida, where former US President Donald Trump lives. Photo: AP

Trump’s response was to double down on unfounded claims of voter fraud in the midterm elections — he said on his Truth Social platform that the results were a “scam”— and hold Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell accountable for the poor performance.

“It’s Mitch McConnell’s fault,” he lashed out, adding that the Kentucky senator had misallocated campaign funds and pursued a flawed legislative agenda.

“He screwed up the intermediaries and everyone despises him,” added Trump, who has long disagreed with McConnell.

Tuesday’s announcement is seen by many as a form of take breath away from possible rivals in the Republican internalLike Ron DeSantis, the wide-ranging re-elected governor of Florida and a rising star who also earned the backing of Rupert Murdoch’s conservative media empire.

The judicial stumbling block of Donald Trump

A new Trump run for the White House could also be hampered by the multiple judicial investigations against him, which could result in his disqualification.

These include fraud allegations against his family business, his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and his handling of classified documents at his private Florida residence, which was raided by the FBI in August.

But the former president knows about scandals and has survived two political trials in Congress.

The 2024 election could also be a repeat of the 2020 election, as Biden reiterated on Wednesday that he intends to run for re-election, though he clarified that he will make a final decision next year.

Despite strong midterm results, some Democrats they ask that Biden step aside due to his 80 years and his unpopularity.

The author is an AFP journalist

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