Former Republican president Donald Trump has filed paper for a 2024 presidential bid.
The former president has long hinted his bid was forthcoming.
“I’m going to be making a very big announcement on Tuesday November 15 at Mar-a-lago in Palm Beach, Florida,” he said last week.
He also signalled he was running when he attacked Florida governor Ron DeSantis by calling him “Ron DeSanctimonious.” DeSantis, the most popular US governor who was re-elected by a landslide in last week’s midterms, is also considered a potential presidential candidate.
Trump has since resorted back to calling Desantis by his regular name.
“DeSantis is an extremely effective conservative governor who has had real policy wins and real cultural wins. Trump isn’t going to be able to take this one down with a dumb nickname. He better have more than that up his sleeve,” stated Matt Walsh from the Daily Wire, as reported by Fox News.
Trump, 76, was president from 2016 to 2020 and subsequently lost to Joe Biden in 2020, despite winning more votes than any incumbent president in American history.
On Monday, before announcing he’s running in 2024, Trump said electoral reform is needed. He said universal voter IDs should be required to vote, and that same-day voting and paper ballots only should be allowed.
Trump has claimed that the 2020 election was illegitimately stolen from him since he lost it.
“I ran twice – I won twice.”