It should come as no surprise, but former president Donald Trump says he wants the “commander in chief” title again. On Tuesday, “45” announced that he is running in 2024 to regain what he feels is his rightful seat as President of the United States.
Trump filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission Tuesday night, officially declaring himself as a presidential candidate.
“America’s comeback starts right now,” Trump said to a packed house of supporters at his Florida private resort, Mar-A-Lago.
In true Trump fashion, his strategic move was seemingly a way to beat other Republican rivals to the punch. To note, many Republicans are blaming Trump for failures in the 2022 midterm elections.
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Not surprisingly, Trump attacked President Joe Biden’s last two years in office, claiming that, under Biden’s term, border problems are out of control, the economy is failing, and inflation is “destroying family life.”
“Good luck with getting a turkey for Thanksgiving, and if you do, you will pay three or four times than you did before,” he jabbed.
He also went back to some of his repeated digs, speaking of the “China virus” and claiming that the election in which he lost to Biden was stolen from him.
He also spoke about being tough on crime, particularly waging a war against drug dealers and cartels.
“Human trafficking is worse than it’s ever been in history and it is at levels many, many times more than it was two years ago,” he said, throwing an insult toward the current president.
Trump also praised his personal administration for restoring America and says he is now on a “no holds barred” campaign to clean out gangs and other street crimes, and is going to “Make America Great Again” with supporters chanting at various times during the event “drain the swamp.”
“This campaign will be about issues, vision and success, and we will not stop, we will not quit, until we’ve achieved the highest goals and made our country greater than it has ever been before,” he said.
[There was a lot more claims made and a lot to unpack. To see for yourself, watch the recap video above of the livestreamed election announcement.]