Donald Trump, twice impeached, wannabe dictator, and former president, announces his 2024 presidential bid
Dread has officially arrived just in time for the holiday season, as disgraced former President Donald Trump announced his 2024 presidential bid on Tuesday night, Nov.
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Dread has officially arrived just in time for the holiday season, as disgraced former President Donald Trump announced his 2024 presidential bid on Tuesday night, Nov. 15.
The announcement came at his Mar-a-Lago home — no FBI raid this go round — as he laid out a very dangerous and overly conservative agenda — parts of which are not totally allowed under law — as he launched his third run for the Oval Office.
"America's comeback starts right now. Your country is being destroyed before your eyes,” Trump said.
Trump looks to be the second President to win re-election in non-consecutive terms, but the first to do so without having acknowledged or accepted the results that came with a previous run. He is the only former President to run after playing a huge role in causing the fatal and dangerous insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6 2021, in an authoritarian-like attempt to remain in power.
Despite numerous lawsuits, investigations, and two separate impeachment trials — for taking advantage of U.S. foreign aid with the purpose of extorting Ukraine into investigating current President Joe Biden and his family, and the second for his role inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol — he was able file papers with the Federal Election Commission moments before taking the stage to announce his plans.
“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,” Trump said.
It apparently is also about wanting to execute individuals convicted of selling drugs, introducing new election restrictions, such as requiring only paper ballots, giving voters one day to vote, requiring photo ID to be able to vote and “all votes counted by election night,” in addition to a “top-to-bottom overhaul and clean out of the festering rot and corruption of Washington, D.C.”
“I’ll get that job done,” he said. “That’s a very personal job for me. I take that very personally.”
He says that, but voting is run by the states, and not the federal government. If he were to win and had the support of a Republican Congress, he still would not be able to change how individual states run their elections.
Many wondered if Trump would still announce his run despite the red wave he and other GOP officials hoped for in these most recent midterm elections did not occur. Many of the national GOP candidates he endorsed, including Kari Lake in Arizona, lost.
As results began to trickle in, sources close to Trump told CBS News that he was “infuriated” over the results, despite social media posts touting them as wins and that he was having a "great evening." The same source also added that the former president has been "blaming everyone except himself" over the outcome, including his aides.
Trump however, faces an uphill battle to a successful re-election as he now has to likely go up against Florida Governor and Presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis, someone he has recently feuded with and mocked in rallies leading up to the midterms.
In addition to the aforementioned legal problems he currently faces at the federal level that will most certainly play a role on the campaign trail, his real estate and hotel line are all a part of an on-going fraud lawsuit in his home state of New York, which depending on how that swings, could ruin him and his personal wealth.
And money is always an all-important part of running for President. But it is likely he will have to look elsewhere for financial support and donors as many have already publicly said they will back other candidates, such as Stephen A. Schwarzman of BlackStone and Kenneth C. Griffin, Chief Executive Officer of Citadel LLC.
People of color and Latinos also once again have to fear having an un-Democratic leader in office, despite escaping their respective home country’s for that very reason. For those from Nicaragua, and Venezuela for example, a Trump America would be somewhat all too familiar to what they used to live through.