Former President Donald Trump announced his 2024 campaign for president on Tuesday, setting up a possible rematch against President Joe Biden. “
Two years ago we were a great nation and soon we will be a great nation again,” Trump said.
The former president made his announcement at his club at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, taking the stage with former first lady Melania Trump as the Lee Greenwood anthem “God Bless the U.S.A.” played.
Trump recalled that he left office after the 2020 presidential election just as the United States was about to experience a “Golden Age” before President Joe Biden took office.
He criticized Biden’s leadership, arguing he was “leading us to the brink of nuclear war — a concept unimaginable just two short years ago.”
Trump described the country under the leadership of Biden as a “nation in decline” and a “failing nation” where Americans were experiencing “pain, hardship, anxiety, and despair.”
“Our country is being destroyed before your very eyes,” he said, Under Biden, he said, the border had been invaded by migrants, illegal immigrants, smugglers, and criminals.
“In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for the president of the United States,” Trump said.
He urged his supporters to get out and support Republican Senate candidate Hershel Walker in his runoff election in Georgia.
The president did not refer to any potential primary rivals during his announcement but cast his campaign as a pushback against efforts by the Washington establishment to draft another candidate. ‘
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