Trump Running Again?

Abigail Schrauth

 Former President Donald Trump has announced that he will run for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination in pursuit of a dramatic return to the White House after losing his 2020 re-election campaign to Joe Biden.  Trump, a Republican and leader of the Make America Great Again movement, made his third appearance in a speech Tuesday at his home in Mar-a-Lago, Fla., after stepping down from the presidency in 2021, announced his candidacy for president.

Trump won his 2016 presidential election for the first time by defeating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. If re-elected, he would become his second president to regain the White House after being ousted, and Glover in 1892 after losing the presidency to Benjamin in 1888. was achieved. A win would make Trump the 45th and 47th president.

Since his defeat, Trump has questioned the legitimacy of his 2020 election results, repeatedly claiming the race was “fixed” due to his COVID-19 pandemic-era mail-in voting process. Trump’s announcement came a week after his 2022 midterm elections, after his legal team filed a series of lawsuits in battleground states across the country, falsely claiming the election was stolen. The Republican Party failed to achieve the expected “red wave” of victory. Democrats retain control of the Senate, and even if Republicans manage to win a majority in the House, it’s likely to be small. The former president was heavily involved in the midterm elections and supported Republican candidates across the country. In the primary election, the majority of Trump-backed candidates won and became the Republican nominee.

Meanwhile, on January 6, 2021, Pro-Trump rioters breached the U.S. Capitol during a joint session of Congress to confirm that the electoral college results were in favor of President Biden. After the riots, Trump was permanently banned from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. The House then re-drafted the indictment against him and eventually voted to indict him on charges of inciting the January 6th Capitol Riot. Trump’s legal team condemned the trial as an unconstitutional “pseudo impeachment” against civilians, fueled by Democrats’ “hatred” of Mr. Trump and a desire to silence his political opponents. The Senate acquitted, but if Trump had been convicted, the Senate would have banned the 45th president from returning to federal office, preventing him from taking office in the White House in 2024.