Donald Trump announces 2024 re-election run for president (2023)



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PALM BEACH, Fla. – Former President Donald Trump announced that he is running for the 2024 Republican nomination for president, seeking to stage a dramatic return to the White House after having lost his bid for re-election to Joe Biden in 2020.

Trump, a Republican and the leader of the "Make America Great Again" movement, announced his third presidential bid on Tuesday during a speech at his Mar-a-Lago, Florida, home after having teased a bid since leaving office in 2021.

"In order to make America great and glorious again. I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States," Trump said Tuesday evening to a crowd of supporters.

"But just as I promised in 2016, I am your voice. I am your voice. The Washington establishment wants to silence us, but we will not let them do that. What we have built together over the past six years is the greatest movement in history because it is not about politics. It's about our love for this great country, America, and we're not going to let it fail," said Trump.


"I am running because I believe the world has not yet seen the true glory of what this nation can be. We have not reached that pinnacle, believe it or not," he continued, blaming President Biden for the current state of the nation. "In fact, we can go very far. We're going to have to go far first. We have to get out of this ditch. And once we're out, you'll see things that nobody imagined for any country. It's called the United States of America. And it's an incredible place."

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Former President Donald Trump announced his third presidential bid. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Trump first won the presidency in 2016 against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. If he is elected again, he would become only the second president to retake the White House after having been ousted, a feat achieved by Grover Cleveland in 1892 after he had lost the presidency to Benjamin Harrison in 1888. A victory would make Trump the 45th and the 47th president.

Since his loss, Trump has challenged the legitimacy of the 2020 election results, repeatedly claiming the race was "rigged," due to the COVID pandemic-era process of mail-in ballots. Trump falsely claimed the election was stolen, and his legal team filed a slew of lawsuits in battleground states across the nation.

Trump’s announcement comes one week after the 2022 midterm elections in which Republicans did not obtain an anticipated "red wave" of victories. Democrats kept control of the Senate and if Republicans are able to capture a majority in the House, it is expected to be slight. The former president was heavily involved in the midterms, throwing his support behind Republican candidates across the nation. During the primaries, the majority of Trump-endorsed candidates were victorious, becoming the GOP nominee in their races.


The economy, which has been a top issue for voters during the 2022 midterm election cycle amid record-high inflation, was strong under Trump’s presidency—with an increase in middle-class family income, the lowest unemployment rate in half a century and unprecedented job growth.

The stock market hit record highs, with the Dow closing above 20,000 for the first time in 2017 and topping 30,000 in 2020, and the S&P 500 and NASDAQ also hitting record highs.

Trump also worked to cut red tape and reduce regulations facing American businesses and workers, working to put in place policies to bring back supply chains from overseas, in line with his "Make America Great Again" and "America First" messaging.

As for trade relations, Trump immediately withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and ended the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in January 2017, replacing it with the existing United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which included new protections for American manufacturers and workers.


Trump also signed an executive order making it government policy to "Buy American and Hire American," and took action to stop outsourcing of jobs overseas.

Another issue for Americans during the midterm election cycle has been energy and record-high gas prices.

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Former President Donald Trump greets supporters before speaking at a rally, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, in Sioux City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) (AP)

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Under the Trump administration, Trump ensured that the U.S. was the number one producer of oil and natural gas in the world, but President Biden reversed some of those policies and refocused on clean energy.

Meanwhile, the Trump administration’s foreign policy message was one that focused on "peace through strength."

Trump withdrew from the Iran Nuclear Deal—which the Biden administration began taking steps to re-enter when he took office in 2021.

Trump held a historic summit with Kim Jong Un in June 2018—he was the first sitting U.S. president to cross the demilitarized zone into North Korea. ICBM testing was paused during the Trump administration, but North Korea did continue to test for short and medium-range ballistic missiles. North Korea has been ramping up its ballistic missile testing under the Biden administration.


Regarding the Middle East, the Trump administration brokered the Abraham accords, a "historic peace agreement" between Israel and the United Arab Emirates that normalized relations and created bilateral agreements regarding "investment, tourism, direct flights, security, telecommunications, technology, energy, health care, culture, the environment, the establishment of reciprocal embassies, and other areas of mutual benefit."

In 2018, the Trump administration moved the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – a relocation long debated in Washington – and one that showed the U.S. officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Trump’s administration also rebuilt the military, with more than $2.2 trillion in defense spending, delivering pay raises for service members and their families. Trump's administration also created a new branch of the military— the Space Force.

Trump appointed and had three conservative justices confirmed to the Supreme Court during his presidency — Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.


Meanwhile, Trump’s administration worked to make communities safer, signing the First Step Act into law--the first landmark criminal justice reform legislation passed to reduce recidivism and help former inmates successfully rejoin society.

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A law-and-order president, Trump delivered support for law-enforcement and put a major focus on protecting and securing the U.S.-Mexico southern border. (James Devaney/GC Images)

A law-and-order president, Trump delivered support for law enforcement and put a major focus on protecting and securing the U.S.-Mexico southern border.

Trump's presidency, from 2017 to 2021, was clouded by investigations—several into whether he colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election, some focused on his finances and others that led to impeachment, making him the first president in United States history to have been impeached twice.

Trump’s post-presidential life has been reminiscent of his days in the Oval Office, marred by probes, which the former president and his allies said were just part of an effort by his political opponents to prevent him from running for re-election in 2024.

The former president is currently under federal investigation by the Justice Department for allegedly mishandling classified documents under the Presidential Records Act. A federal judge appointed Judge Raymond Dearie to serve as special master and review the thousands of records seized by the FBI. Trump and his legal team have argued that none of the documents taken from his Mar-a-Lago home were classified.


The FBI conducted an unprecedented pre-dawn raid of his private residence at Mar-a-Lago in August, alleging that the former president had classified national security information.

The investigation comes amid a criminal investigation into Trump and his family’s business practices by New York Attorney General Letitia James.

Trump raised $10.2 million in August after the FBI’s unprecedented raid—the most Save America PAC had raised in a month since Trump was in office. As of mid-October, Trump’s Save America PAC had just under $100 million cash-on-hand.

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The FBI has been criticized for raiding former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. (Fox News)

Also this summer, a federal appeals court paved the way for the House Ways and Means Committee to finally obtain Trump’s tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service—something the panel has been trying to obtain since 2019, under a law that permits the disclosure of an individual's tax returns to the congressional committee.

Trump may seek emergency intervention measures from the Supreme Court in an attempt to temporarily block any release of these tax records—which likely will come under renewed scrutiny now that he decided to run for a third time.

When Trump first took office in January 2017, the FBI was in the middle of conducting a counterintelligence investigation into whether candidate Donald Trump and members of his campaign were colluding or coordinating with Russia to influence the 2016 election. That investigation was referred to inside the bureau as "Crossfire Hurricane," and began on July 31, 2016.

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That investigation was opened, despite then-CIA Director John Brennan briefing then-President Obama on July 28, 2016 about a purported proposal from one of Hillary Clinton's campaign foreign policy advisers "to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security service."

Special Counsel Robert Mueller ultimately was appointed to take over the investigation, but, after nearly two years, Mueller’s investigation, which concluded in March 2019, yielded no evidence of criminal conspiracy or coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election.

Special Counsel John Durham is currently investigating the origins of the FBI's Trump-Russia probe.

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Mueller's investigation yielded no evidence of criminal conspiracy or coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election.

Weeks after Mueller’s probe was complete, Trump had a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during which he pressed Zelenskyy to launch investigations into the Biden family’s actions and business dealings in Ukraine—specifically Hunter Biden’s ventures with Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings. Hunter Biden, at the time, was, and still is, under federal criminal investigation for his tax affairs, prompted by suspicious foreign transactions.

The president’s request came after millions in U.S. military aid to Ukraine had been frozen, which Democrats and some witnesses have cited as a quid pro quo arrangement. Democrats also claimed Trump was meddling in the next presidential election by asking a foreign leader to look into a Democratic political opponent.

Trump’s conversation with Zelenskyy prompted a whistleblower complaint, which led to the House impeachment inquiry, and ultimately, impeachment proceedings in the Senate.

The House voted to impeach Trump in December 2019 on two counts— abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate voted for acquittal in February 2020.

Meanwhile, on Jan. 6, 2021, pro-Trump rioters breached the U.S. Capitol during a joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College results in favor of President Biden. Trump was permanently banned from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube after the riot.


The House of Representatives then drafted articles of impeachment against him again, and ultimately voted to impeach him on a charge of inciting an insurrection for the Jan. 6 Capitol riot—making him the first and only president to be impeached, and ultimately acquitted, twice in history.

Trump's legal team denounced the proceedings as an unconstitutional "sham impeachment" against a private citizen, driven by Democrats' "hatred" for Trump and desire to silence a political opponent.

The Senate voted to acquit, but had Trump been convicted, the Senate would have moved to bar the 45th president from holding federal office ever again, preventing a 2024 White House run.

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Fox News' Kelly Laco contributed to this report.

Brooke Singman is a Fox News Digital politics reporter. You can reach her at or @BrookeSingman on Twitter.


When did Trump announce his 2024 run? ›

Announcement. On November 15, 2022, Trump announced his candidacy at Mar-a-Lago in an hour-long speech. The announcement came one week after the election in which Trump-endorsed House candidates underperformed non-Trump-endorsed candidates by seven percentage points.

How much do you need to run for president of the United States? ›

A presidential candidate must establish eligibility by showing broad-based public support. He or she must raise more than $5,000 in each of at least 20 states (that is, over $100,000).

How old is Joebiden? ›

How old is Donald Trump? ›

Can a US President run again after a break? ›

Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.

Who ran 4 times for President? ›

Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, third and fourth terms
Roosevelt in 1944
SeatWhite House
Third term January 20, 1941 – January 20, 1945
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Can a living President be on money? ›

Living Presidents Can't Be on American Money

"The law prohibits portraits of living persons from appearing on Government Securities," says the Treasury Department's website. "Therefore, the portraits on our currency notes are of deceased persons whose places in history the American people know well."

Can a normal citizen run for President? ›

The Requirements

A Presidential candidate must be: A natural born citizen (U.S. citizen from birth) At least 35 years old and. A U.S. resident (permanently lives in the U.S.) for at least 14 years.

How much does a President get for the rest of his life? ›

The Former Presidents Act of 1958 provides several benefits and perks that are available to presidents after they leave office. The biggest personal benefit that former presidents are entitled to is an annual pension equal to the pay for a Cabinet Secretary, which is $221,400 in 2021.

Who is the oldest U.S. president? ›

The youngest to become president by election was John F. Kennedy, who was inaugurated at age 43. The oldest person to assume the presidency was Joe Biden, the nation's current president, who was inaugurated 61 days after turning 78. Assassinated at age 46, John F.

What is the age limit on the presidency? ›

No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident ...

What are the 4 requirements to be president? ›

The Constitution lists only three qualifications for the Presidency — the President must be at least 35 years of age, be a natural born citizen, and must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years.

How is Donald Trump still rich? ›

Forbes estimates it at $3.2 billion as of October 26, 2022, with Trump making much higher claims. Trump received a loan from his father, and he has also made money from fundraising, real estate ventures, hotels, casinos, golf courses, and Trump-branded products including neckties and steaks.

Who is the CEO of Trump? ›

Trump Tower, headquarters of the Trump Organization
Key peopleDonald Trump Jr. (EVP) Eric Trump (EVP) Matthew F. Calamari (COO)
ServicesConstruction Real estate development Entertainment Hospitality Retail Online shopping Investments
RevenueUS$450 million (estimate, 2020)
OwnerDonald Trump
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What did Donald Trump's last name used to be? ›

Drumpf (alternately Drumpft) is a German surname that dates back to the 16th century. It is most commonly known as the likely predecessor to the family name of Donald Trump, businessman and 45th president of the United States.

Who is the best President in the world? ›

Abraham Lincoln has taken the highest ranking in each survey and George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Theodore Roosevelt have always ranked in the top five while James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, and Franklin Pierce have been ranked at the bottom of all four surveys.

Who ran for President 12 times? ›

Harold Stassen
BornHarold Edward StassenApril 13, 1907 West St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
DiedMarch 4, 2001 (aged 93) Bloomington, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
SpouseEsther Glewwe ​ ​ ( m. 1929; died 2000)​
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What President ran more than 8 years? ›

FDR remains the only president to have served more than two terms. Roosevelt rose above personal and political challenges to emerge as one of the nation's most revered and influential presidents.

Is there a $500 dollar bill? ›

Although no longer in circulation, the $500 bill remains legal tender.

Is there a $1000 dollar bill? ›

Once upon a time, though, $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000 and $100,000 bills were in circulation. After the last printing of those denominations in 1945, the Treasury Department and the Fed discontinued them in 1969.

Who is on the $10000 dollar bill? ›

The $10,000 bill featuring the portrait of President Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury, Salmon P. Chase, was the highest denomination US currency ever to publicly circulate.

Can you be president if you were born on a military base in another country? ›

"Natural-born citizen" is accepted by law to mean "born as a U.S. citizen," regardless of place of birth. So start passing out the campaign buttons and cue the theme songs -- military kids born overseas can absolutely become U.S. presidents or vice presidents.

Can a dual citizen be president? ›

Such a person can hold any office in the land, even be the president, without any problems. Think of Kennedy or Reagan and their love affairs with Ireland, for example.

What are 3 powers of the president? ›

veto bills and sign bills. represent our nation in talks with foreign countries. enforce the laws that Congress passes. act as Commander-in-Chief during a war.

How much money does the poorest president have? ›

The richest president in history is purported to be Donald Trump. His net worth, however, is not precisely known because the Trump Organization is privately held. Truman was among the poorest U.S. presidents, with a net worth considerably less than $1 million.

Do ex presidents get security for the rest of their life? ›

How long do former presidents receive Secret Service protection after they leave office? In 1965, Congress authorized the Secret Service (Public Law 89-186) to protect a former president and his/her spouse during their lifetime, unless they decline protection.

How much does the president make a paycheck? ›

On May 14th, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Treasury, Postal Service and General Government included a provision in the Treasury appropriations bill that would increase the President's salary to $400,000, effective January 20, 2001.

Which President had the most children? ›

John Tyler was the most prolific of all American President: he had 15 children and two wives. In 1813, Tyler married Letitia Christian, the daughter of a Virginia planter. They had eight children.

Who had the shortest term as President? ›

Harrison died just 31 days after his inauguration in 1841, and had the shortest presidency in United States history.

How many presidents have been impeached? ›

Three United States presidents have been impeached, although none were convicted: Andrew Johnson was in 1868, Bill Clinton was in 1998, and Donald Trump twice, in 2019 and 2021.

How many presidents were not born in the United States? ›

Answer and Explanation: Every president was born in the country that is now known as the United States.

How old was the youngest president? ›

The biography for President Roosevelt and past presidents is courtesy of the White House Historical Association. With the assassination of President William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the 26th and youngest President in the Nation's history (1901-1909).

Can the president declare war? ›

The Constitution divides war powers between Congress and the president. Only Congress can declare war and appropriate military funding, yet the president is commander in chief of the armed forces.

What are the 7 powers of the president? ›

The Constitution explicitly assigns the president the power to sign or veto legislation, command the armed forces, ask for the written opinion of their Cabinet, convene or adjourn Congress, grant reprieves and pardons, and receive ambassadors.

Who is third in line for the presidency? ›

Current order of succession
1Vice PresidentKamala Harris
2Speaker of the House of RepresentativesKevin McCarthy
3President pro tempore of the SenatePatty Murray
4Secretary of StateAntony Blinken
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What is the 12th Amendment? ›

Passed by Congress December 9, 1803, and ratified June 15, 1804, the 12th Amendment provided for separate Electoral College votes for President and Vice President, correcting weaknesses in the earlier electoral system which were responsible for the controversial Presidential Election of 1800.

Who is richer Elon Musk or Donald Trump? ›

Trump's net worth has jumped from $2.5 billion in 2021 to $3.2 billion this year, Forbes estimated. By comparison, the richest person in the U.S. is Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has a net worth of $251 billion, according to Forbes.

Who is the richest person in the United States? ›

Top 25 richest Americans
RankNameNet worth in billion US$
1Jeff Bezos195.9
2Elon Musk146.5
3Bill Gates135.8
4Larry Ellison119.5
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Who is richest man in the world? ›

1. Bernard Arnault & family. Bernard Arnault is the CEO and Chair of LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) and his net worth is $212.2 billion, he overtook Elon Musk as the world's richest man in 2022.

Is CEO higher than president? ›

The CEO is the top executive in a business; the president is the second-highest executive, after the CEO. In some cases the second-highest executive in a business is called the chief operating officer (COO). CEOs report to the the directors, collectively known as the board.

How many hotels does Trump own? ›

Five buildings are named Trump Hotels with four owned/operated by the Trump organization: Trump International Hotel and Tower (Chicago) Trump International Hotel and Tower (New York City) Trump International Hotel Las Vegas.

Why is CEO higher than president? ›

In companies with both a CEO and a president, the president is the second in command after the CEO. The CEO manages the overall direction of the company and makes the final decisions. The president manages daily operations. The CEO forms a long-term vision for the future.

What is the most common president last name? ›

Five presidents have been called John; most recently John Fitzgerald Kennedy, while John is also the middle name of the incumbent President Donald Trump.
Most common first names and surnames of U.S. presidents from 1789 to 2021.
First name-
Middle name-
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Which president has the longest last name? ›

Eisenhower had longest last name. Longest complete name appears to be a tie between Rutherford Birchard Hayes and George Herbert Walker Bush.

What two presidents have the same last name? ›

Five names show up twice because we had different presidents with the same last name: John Adams and John Quincy Adams; William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison; Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt; Andrew Johnson and Lyndon Johnson; George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

Where is the 2024 Republican convention being held? ›

The 2024 Republican National Convention is an event in which delegates of the United States Republican Party will select the party's nominees for president and vice president in the 2024 United States presidential election. It is planned to be held at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Who is the longest running president in the US? ›

William Henry Harrison spent the shortest time in office, while Franklin D. Roosevelt spent the longest. Roosevelt is the only American president to have served more than two terms.

Has there ever been a president who hasn't run for a second term? ›

Others saw Coolidge's message as a desire to get back to private life. As early as 1924, Coolidge decided he would not run for the presidency a second time.

How long does a president have to wait to run again? ›

Ultimately, the Framers approved four-year terms with no restriction on how many times a person could be elected president. Though dismissed by the Constitutional Convention, term limits for U.S. presidents were contemplated during the presidencies of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

Is Milwaukee a Republican city? ›

Since 1960, Milwaukee has been a stronghold of the Democratic Party both locally and nationally, but the city is largely divided between different factions of Democrats.

When was the last Republican convention? ›

List of Republican National Conventions
DatesYearTemporary Chair
September 1–42008Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
August 27–302012Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
July 18–212016Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
August 24–272020Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
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What did the National Convention accomplish? ›

A year later, the National Convention adopted the Constitution of 1795. They reestablished freedom of worship, began releasing large numbers of prisoners, and most importantly, initiated elections for a new legislative body.

Who was president for one day? ›

A plaque affixed to a statue in Plattsburg, Missouri, reads, "David Rice Atchison, 1807–1886, President of United States One Day." The day of Atchison's presumed presidency was March 4, 1849.

Who is the best president in the world? ›

Abraham Lincoln has taken the highest ranking in each survey and George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Theodore Roosevelt have always ranked in the top five while James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, and Franklin Pierce have been ranked at the bottom of all four surveys.

Which president was never married? ›

Tall, stately, stiffly formal in the high stock he wore around his jowls, James Buchanan was the only President who never married. Presiding over a rapidly dividing Nation, Buchanan grasped inadequately the political realities of the time.

Who is the only President to serve 2 nonconsecutive terms? ›

Grover Cleveland served 2 non-consecutive terms as the 22nd and 24th U.S. President.

Has a President ever lost a primary? ›

Presidential. Since the advent of the modern primary election system in 1972, an incumbent president has never been defeated by a primary challenger, though every president who faced a strong primary challenge went on to be defeated in the general election.


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