Trump announces presidential bid in 2024

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – The stage is set at Mar-a-Lago where former President Donald Trump confirmed that he will be running for President in 2024 on Tuesday night.

It will be Trump’s third run for the White House and one week since the midterm elections.

In the recent election, Republicans didn’t take control of the senate and the fight for the house has been a nail-biter despite the ‘red wave’ they expected.

Some Republican leaders have their eyes set on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and some refer to him as “a rising star in the GOP.”

There’s also added speculation by politicians that DeSantis will run in 2024, but Trump kept pushing forward by saying history shows that he will be successful.

“The world was at peace, we were prospering, and I kept my promises,” said Trump.

Trump touted his previous success as President and hinted that the U.S. was on the decline under Biden.

“As we speak, inflation is at the highest in over 50 years and gas prices have reached the highest levels in history,” he said.

Trump will have to regain the trust of his party after fighting several criminal investigations, including the boxes of classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

In a statement, the Florida Democratic Party said in part, “While criminal investigations swirl around him, Donald Trump is announcing a third campaign for the White House after twice losing the popular vote and handing Republicans two consecutive midterm disasters,”

When asked about Trump’s presidential bid, DeSantis brushed off any questions and insisted that there are other matters to be discussed.

“We just finished this election--I mean people need to just chill out,” said DeSantis “We had this Georgia runoff which is very important for Republicans.”

Despite the lack of support from leaders of both parties, Trump said the economy will still flourish if he is elected.

“With victory, we will build the greatest economy ever,” said Trump. “We will build it stronger than anyone has ever imagined.”

Local 10 News’ Saira Anwer also contributed to this story.

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