Trump’s Big Surprise For Democrats

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Amid concerns that a 2024 announcement could distract from the Georgia Senate runoff, former President Donald Trump announced his 2024 White House campaign.

The former President’s announcement comes a week after Republicans’ dismal performance on Election Day, with the anticipated red wave failing to materialize.

But those less-than-stellar results didn’t stop Trump, who announced his entry into the 2024 White House race at an event in his private estate and club in Palm Beach, Florida, Mar-a-Lago.

With a dozen U.S. flags behind him, Trump gave a winding speech that included touting his performance as President, defending the GOP’s midterm performance, and claiming the party had “taken over Congress” and had “fired” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA.) from the role of Speakership.

Many of the claims within Trump’s over-one-hour-long speech were exaggerated, with a few concessions.

In defense of the GOP’s poor midterm performance, the former President asserted that Americans hadn’t yet “realized” the “extent and gravity” of what the U.S. is going through.

Then, after explaining that “this was not the end. It was only the beginning of our fight to rescue the American dream,” Trump announced his bid for the Presidency, saying he was doing it to “make America great and glorious again.”

The former President also brought up the 2020 elections, saying China may have played “a very active role.”

For months, Trump had been hinting he would announce his candidacy “soon;” he followed through on that promise during Tuesday (November 15) night’s speech.

The former President’s bid is also unorthodox, given he will only be the second American President to attempt to serve two non-consecutive terms.