Former President Donald Trump officially announced his 2024 presidential campaign on Tuesday night at an event at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
“In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,” Trump said to an audience of several hundred supporters, club members, and gathered press in a chandeliered ballroom at his Mar-a-Lago club, where he stood flanked by more than 30 American flags and banners bearing his “Make America Great Again” slogan.
“I am running because I believe the world has not yet seen the true glory of what this nation can be.”
“We will again put America first,” he added.
The former president is still popular with the GOP base. But establishment Republicans, including former Vice President Mike Pence, are taking increasingly public steps toward campaigns of their own, raising the prospect that Trump will have to navigate a competitive GOP primary.
Trump was expected to make his announcement in an effort to capitalize on Republican Party gains in the U.S. House, and to box out potential rivals from running.
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