The Donald is back! Former President Donald Trump drew attention all over America after he announced his plan Tuesday to once again run for United States president in 2024.
“Two years ago we were a great nation and soon we will be a great nation again,” Trump said.
The former president broke the news at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.
Enthusiastic supporters of the former president were reportedly chanting “U-S-A!” as Trump spoke about his planned campaign.
“You and all those watching are the heart and soul of this incredible movement in the greatest country in the history of the world,” he said.
The former president discussed some of his policy achievements during his time as president and running the country during a pandemic.
“Inflation was non-existent, our southern border was by far the strongest ever,” he said.
Trump suggested his efforts to place economic tariffs on China enraged Chinese leaders, possibly inspiring them to try influencing the election results in their favor.
“Many people think that because of this China played a very active role in the 2020 election. Just saying. Just saying,” he said.
He also pointed out that world affairs were more peaceful than what is typically expected during his time in office.
“China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea were in check. They respected the United States and they respected me. I knew them well,” he said.
He lambasted the leadership of Joe Biden, arguing he was “leading us to the brink of nuclear war — a concept unimaginable just two short years ago.”
Some supporters of the former president have already been suggesting strategies for how they think he should go about his planned run in 2024. One such person was former Republican congressional candidate Lavern Spicer, who said that Trump should hold rallies in swing districts that involve ballot harvesting.
“We either play the Left’s game or lose,” she wrote online.
Here’s an idea for 2024.
Trump holds rallies in swing districts and we ballot harvest there.
Everyone who comes gets a ballot and we collect them and drop them off.
We either play the Left’s game or lose.
— Lavern Spicer 🇺🇸 (@lavern_spicer) November 16, 2022
Trump’s announcement commanded high viewership online. A press release by RSBN revealed that their broadcasts alone received nearly 4 million views.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reacted to the news of Trump’s candidacy by saying that he wants to “stay out of” this presidential primary season and that he doesn’t “have a dog in that fight.”
The former president did not single out any potential primary rivals during his announcement but cast his run as a form of resistance against the Washington establishment.
‘The Washington establishment wants to silence us, but we will not let them do that,” he said.