Former President Donald Trump officially announced Tuesday from his residence at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, his decision to run as the Republican Party 's candidate for President in the 2024 elections , the first of the possible Republican candidates to announce it.
In announcing his presidential bid, “Two years ago when I left office, America was ready for its golden age,” Trump said, going on to list what he considers to be achievements of his tenure.
Trump has filed official paperwork to run for president in 2024 with the Federal Election Commission. His committee is called Donald J. Trump for President 2024 , according to The New York Times.
Trump faces new challenges as a presidential candidate this time, as he has several pending legal processes that may hinder his progress and possibly other Republicans will also compete for the presidential nomination in the next election.
The former president's announcement Tuesday comes two years after voters ousted him and elected Joe Biden president of the United States and a week after the midterm elections, when voters rejected many of the handpicked candidates Trump endorsed him in several key senatorial races.
Trump said on his Truth Social network on Monday that he hopes Tuesday will be “one of the most important days in the history of our country.”Donald Trump's legal problems
Trump now faces a federal criminal investigation for his role in the January 6 storming of the Capitol.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is currently investigating Trump's alleged attempt to interfere in the 2020 Georgia election and has said she expects a decision on the charges by the end of the year.
The Justice Department is also investigating the circumstances in which Trump withheld classified government documents at his Mar-a-Lago residence and his attempts to remain in office after the 2020 election.
The New York attorney general has initiated civil proceedings against Trump involving the Trump Organization.
The Trump Organization is facing a criminal trial in Manhattan that prosecutors say was a 15-year scheme to compensate top executives at former President Donald Trump's company “off the books,” though the former president is not on trial in this proceeding.
The House committee investigating the January 6 attack has revealed, in startling detail, the extent to which Trump and his team worked to reverse the election results.