West News Wire: President Joe Biden has “embarrassed, humiliated, and damaged” the United States, according to former president Donald Trump, who has announced his intention to run for office in 2024. He swore to lead the nation to “glory” and “greatness.”
In his Tuesday night address to a crowded crowd at his Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump listed a number of issues that affect locals and the country as a whole, accusing Biden and the Democratic Party of being to blame for the “fall of America” after two years in power.
Trump declared, amid shouts from his fans, “I am launching my campaign for President of the United States tonight in order to make America great and glorious again.” “I’ll see to it that Joe Biden doesn’t get four more years,”
The announcement followed a previous statement from Trump last week that he had “big” news to share in the coming days, prompting widespread speculation he would declare another presidential run. He filed papers with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday night to formally register his candidacy and created a new campaign committee.
Trump, who was president from 2016 to 2020, launched blistering attacks on the Democrats, saying they have made the US a “failing nation” and that two years under the Biden administration have been a “time of pain and hardship, anxiety and despair” for millions of Americans.
“The United States has been embarrassed, humiliated and weakened for all to see,” he continued, citing the “disasters in Afghanistan,” as well as record-high inflation and soaring gas prices.
He went on to argue that Biden is “leading us to the brink of nuclear war” with Russia, claiming the conflict in Ukraine “would have never happened were I your president,” though offered no elaboration beyond stating that America’s adversaries were kept “in check” while he was in office.
Trump preceded Tuesday’s announcement with attacks on prospective Republican primary rivals, issuing separate statements against Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis who is highly popular among conservatives for his less authoritarian Covid-19 policies as well as Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin. According to recent polling, DeSantis, who is fresh off a landslide victory in Florida’s gubernatorial race, is an early frontrunner for GOP voters.