Donald Trump, as expected, announced his 2024 presidential bid Tuesday evening.“Tonight I am again announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,” he said to an audience at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.He was rather subdued, by Trumpian standards, but he got in many of his usual digs about the “fake news media,” “the China virus,” and “radical left Democrats that are trying to destroy our country from within.” That was after promising to unify the nation.He also had his usual lack of factual information: Having served four years, he claimed he’d gone “decades” without a war.
He distorted his effect on last week’s midterm election, which saw voters reject most of the candidates closely associated with him.
He claimed his record was 232 wins, 22 losses. He called American cities “cesspools of violent crimes,” a less than accurate depiction.Trump faces numerous obstacles as he seeks the Republican nomination, although that doesn’t mean he should be counted out, as no one expected him to win the nomination or the presidency in 2016.Political observers are talking about several other GOPers as potential nominees.
They include Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a onetime Trump ally who’s now the subject of the former president’s barbs; Virginia Gov.