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Former American President, Trump To Contest 2024 Presidential Election

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Erstwhile American President, Donald Trump, has announced that he would contest in the 2024 presidential election.

Trump, who had always insinuated the possibility of returning to office, confirmed his plan  on Tuesday night.

Trump officially launched a campaign for president in 2024, filing papers with the Federal Election Commission in which he declared himself a candidate for the presidency and established a new campaign committee.

As a follow up, Trump is expected to give an official speech later in the evening at his Florida private club, Mar-a-Lago.

“America’s comeback starts right now,” the 76-year-old former US President told hundreds of supporters gathered in an ornate American flag-draped ballroom at his palatial Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida.

The voting will be much different. Are you getting ready?” Trump said.

“This will not be my campaign. This will be our campaign all together,” he said to the cheering crowd.

Agence France-Presse reports that Trump’s unusually early entry into the White House race is being seen in Washington as an attempt to get the jump on other Republicans seeking to be the party flag-bearer in 2024 – and to stave off potential criminal charges.

Republicans are licking their wounds after disappointing midterms, widely blamed on the underperformance of Trump-anointed candidates, and some are openly asking whether Trump – with his divisive brand of politics and mess of legal woes – is the right person to carry the party colors next time around.

There are several possible 2024 primary rivals including the governor of Florida Ron DeSantis, who won a resounding reelection victory on November 8.

Trump, who lost the 2020 elections to Democrat Joe Biden after being impeached twice by the House of Representatives, has several obstacles in his present bid.

He is currently being investigated on multiple fronts including his conduct before, during and after his first term as president. This could ultimately result in his disqualification.

Other issues that could rub off on the Trump return ate allegations of fraud by his family business, his role in last year’s attack on the US Capitol, his attempt to overturn the 2020 elections, and his stashing of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.

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