Former president Donald Trump announces he will run for president in 2024 as women's groups prepare to defeat him

PALM, BEACH, Florida-As women's rights groups across the country prepare to defeat him, former president Donald Trump  announced Tuesday night from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida that he is running for president in 2024, marking his third bid for the White House.

While speaking at a pre-mid-term election rally in Dayton, Ohio last week for J.D. Vance and some other other Republican candidates, the former president said that "I'm going to be making a very big announcement on Tuesday, November 15, at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida."

And on Tuesday night he did just that before hundreds of political supporters and an anxious mainstream media, but only after a speech in which he bragged on his time in office as president and dogged the policies of current President Joe Biden, the Democrat who ousted him from the White house in 2020 following a contentious election

"I am announcing my candidacy for president of the United States," Trump, 76, said during his announcement speech on Tuesday to an array of applause. "America's comeback starts right now."

He promised to "bring down Joe Biden and the radical left," and said that under Biden's leadership crime is high, inflation is out of hand, and Ukraine is an unnecessary expense on the backs of working Americans. He said that if he is elected he would fight inflation, broken borders and  tax hikes, and that he would restore America to a great country. He also said that his campaigning for candidates and endorsements helped Republicans gain control of the House of Representatives in last week's election, an election that also saw the Democrats retain control of the Senate, though by a razor thin margin.

Pundits called the announcement premature on the heels of the November midterm elections, and somewhat ridiculous, and said that Florida Gov Ron DeSantis remains a threat to his candidacy, among others fed up with his heavy handed politics and abusive leadership style.

Also at issue, say pundits, is the "Dobbs decision on abortion."

The announcement about his presidential bid comes as the embattled former president faces both civil and criminal investigations from his time in office and relative to his actions since he left office with a slew of classified White House documents. Those documents prompted an unprecedented raid by the FBI and U.S. Justice Department officials on his Mar-a-Lago home earlier this year.

Trump and his attorneys say that he has done nothing wrong, and that the avalanche of classified documents snatched from his home by authorities became unclassified because he deemed  them unclassified, an analogy that legal experts say is simply absurd. Whether the confiscated documents will lead to an indictment push by Attorney General Merrick Garland, who ordered the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, and Trump's nagging nemesis, remains to be seen.

A former vice president who served under president Barack Obama, Biden has not said publicly whether or not he will seek reelection in 2024, though the president has said that he will make an announcement sometime early next year. 

The former president has a colorful background, at least in comparison to President Biden, his White House successor.

Trump graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in 1968. He became president of his father's real estate business in 1971 and renamed it The Trump Organization. He expanded the company's operations to building and renovating skyscrapers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. He later started side ventures, mostly by licensing his name. From 2004 to 2015, he co-produced and hosted the reality television series The Apprentice. Trump and his businesses have been involved in more than 4,000 state and federal legal actions, including six bankruptcies.

He won the 2016 United States presidential election as the Republican nominee against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton despite losing the popular vote and became the first U.S. president with no prior military or government service. His election and policies sparked numerous protests. The 2017–2019 special counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller established that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to favor the election of Trump. When he lost the general election to Biden in November of 2020, all hell broke loose, including a riot in the U.S. Capitol building on Jan 6, 2021 that left five dead, including a capitol police officer, and several others injured.

Trump promoted conspiracy theories and made many false and misleading statements during his campaigns and presidency, to a degree unprecedented in American politics, his critics say. Many of his comments and actions, they claim, have been characterized as racially charged or racist, and many as misogynistic. The former president believes otherwise. 

Women's groups are not thrilled by the former president's decision to run for president in 2024.

"This is a detriment to women and to African-Americans, and we will fight his candidacy tooth and nail," said longtime Cleveland activist Elaine Gohlstin, a women's march advocate and a member of the Cleveland activist group Women's March Cleveland, which was founded in 2017 after Trump was inaugurated and millions of women in city's across the country took to the streets for a mass protest, the largest single-day protest in American history.

Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com the most read Black digital newspaper and blog in Ohio and in the Midwest Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview, CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

 

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