Donald Trump wants to become president of the United States again. He officially stood for election on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, according to released documents. Trump is the first Republican to formally announce that he wants to be nominated as a candidate for the 2024 presidential election.

Trump gave a speech Tuesday night (local time) at his Mar-a-Lago estate in the state of Florida.

“To make America great again, tonight I am announcing my candidacy for the presidency of the United States,” Trump told a cheering crowd of donors and loyal supporters. The former president was referring to his former campaign slogan Make America Great Again.

Not everyone is ready to jump for his candidacy. There are also Republicans who point out that Trump’s influence paid off badly in the midterm elections (midterms).

Initially, Trump seemed to be running for election in early November. After that, he decided to wait for the result of the midterms.

Those have been somewhat painful for Trump: many Republican candidates for whom he spoke out and candidates who, like him, do not recognize the previous presidential election result, lost to their Democratic challengers.

Trump is exceptionally early with announcement

The billionaire’s announcement is unusually early. In Washington, his announcement is seen as an attempt to cut other Republicans off and to avert possible criminal prosecution.

There are multiple investigations into Trump’s behavior before, during and after his first term as president. For example, the Ministry of Justice is investigating very sensitive documents that the former president would keep in his private club on Mar-a-Lago.

Now that he has run, Justice Secretary Merrick Garland may be forced to appoint a special counsel. He should then continue the various investigations into Trump.

It’s not clear if Biden will run

The current president Joe Biden said last week that he intends to run for re-election. He will probably make a final decision on that early next year.

In a first reaction to Trump’s candidacy, the 79-year-old Democrat said Trump “dropped the U.S.” and that he will do so again in a possible second term.

Trump was active as the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021. American media had been waiting for weeks for his announcement that he wants to run for a new term.

Should Trump win the presidential election in 2024, he will become the second US president ever to serve two non-consecutive terms. Grover Cleveland, whose second term ended in 1897, was the first and at the same time the last.

About the author: Damien Karlström

The editor-in-chief worked for many years as a literary editor in Bern's leading publications. Over time, I decided to become the editor-in-chief. The main direction of materials is international relations and society.

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