Donald Trump Returns

Photo by Saul Martinez New York Times

By Andy Harris, Editor in Chief

Some people are more ambitious than others in their life goals, and the 45th president appears to want to emulate that truth.

Former U.S president Donald Trump has announced that he will be running for president once again in 2024. After a presidential term full of scandals, controversy, and multiple impeachments, Trump will once again seek a second term. He looks to become just the second former president to serve non-consecutive terms, Grover Cleveland was the first to do it.

Trump’s presidency and overall political presence have left a sizeable rift within the modern Republican party and effectively changed it from what it was once known. What was known as the party of fiscal responsibility and limited government has transmogrified into a party of election deniers and January 6th sympathizers. While obviously not every Republican politician shares these sentiments, most have done little to state they believe the opposite.

As Trump still faces an uphill legal battle with the Fulton County District Attorney’s office, he is beyond doubling down on his story that the 2020 election was stolen from him- also known as ‘The Big Lie’. There is no substantial evidence to back the twice-impeached president’s claim.

Trump re-enters a political fray of Republicans with presidential ambitions such as Florida Governor Ron Desantis, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, and of course former Vice President Mike Pence.

Statements like this cannot help his case in Georgia as District Attorney Fani Willis is looking into the call Trump shared with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, where he asked the secretary to “…find 11,780 votes”. Moments like this would be grounds for impeachment in most any other president’s scenario, but these occurrences became frequent in the Trump era in the United States.

In a speech lasting over an hour, Trump made several misleading claims about an array of topics relating to the times impacting American citizens. Trump also endorsed candidate Herschel Walker in his speech. “He was a great athlete, and he’ll be an even better senator,” Trump said. This closely watched senate race has gone to a runoff which will take place on December 6th.

“Not really,” said president Joe Biden when asked if he had a reaction to the announcement. As of now, It still is uncertain is Biden plans to run for a second term in 2024.

This announcement follows a wild midterm election cycle where Democrats retained control of the Senate but lost the majority in the House of Representatives.