Former President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will mount a third White House campaign, launching an early start to the 2024 contest.
The announcement comes just a week after a disappointing midterm showing for Republicans.
“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.