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Trump announces 3rd presidential run despite mounting headwinds 2 months 1 week ago #3870976

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Trump announces 3rd presidential run despite mounting headwinds

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Dayton International Airport on November 7, 2022 in Vandalia, Ohio. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images
)PALM BEACH, Fla. — Former President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he would again seek the Republican nomination for president in 2024, despite multiple ongoing investigations into his conduct, stinging midterm election losses for candidates he endorsed and mounting criticism from members of his own party.

"America's comeback starts right now," Trump declared during a meandering speech given from a ballroom at his Mar-a-Lago country club and home, adding, "Two years ago, we were a great nation, and soon we will be a great nation again."

"I am again announcing my candidacy for presidency of the United States," he later added.'
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Trump announces 3rd presidential run despite mounting headwinds 2 months 1 week ago #3870982

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During his 4 year term there was no war for decades, this was one of the lines he threw to the crowd to get some cheers as his simple announcement speech wasn't getting the accolades he was fishing for so he simply embellished and, well, lied.

Because of his tariffs China paid Billions of dollars to the US, forgetting tariffs are paid by the businesses in the country applying them and that as a result US Farmers couldn't sell their produce so had to be subsidised to the tune of Billions, the impact on China was negligible.

He just rambled on and on throwing in words just for applause. It was pitiful and the kind thing would have been for someone to turn off the microphone.

CNN and even Fox cut away from his speech well before it was finished.
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Clearly Fox is no longer on board:

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Trump announces 3rd presidential run despite mounting headwinds 2 months 1 week ago #3870986

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Both sides of the US political divide are getting what they want with the news the former president is to stand again, and if that isn't some achievement, "uniting America like no one else could do" I don't know what is! smile.png
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You just have to hope the scales have fallen from the voters eyes.
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….surely he shouldn’t be allowed to stand after all the things he has done? Didn’t he illegally ‘borrow’ and handle classified documents after his Presidency ended ? The whole world watched him instigate a march of his supporters which ended up in rioters storming the Capitol building, the very heart of American politics. . He has brought shame upon the Republican Party.

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Aida wrote:
….surely he shouldn’t be allowed to stand after all the things he has done? Didn’t he illegally ‘borrow’ and handle classified documents after his Presidency ended ? The whole world watched him instigate a march of his supporters which ended up in rioters storming the Capitol building, the very heart of American politics. . He has brought shame upon the Republican Party.


If in spite of all the things he's done a majority of those voting in Republican primaries choose him again then this may have to be tolerated if it cant be opposed, (except by whoever the Democrats put forward as their candidate, should they win).

However, if support in the two houses sitting in Washington DC is there (and needed) to make sure the former president cannot stand because some courts process makes him ineligible to stand then this is a different matter. It will be interesting to see what happens there wont it.

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grahamg wrote:

Aida wrote:
….surely he shouldn’t be allowed to stand after all the things he has done? Didn’t he illegally ‘borrow’ and handle classified documents after his Presidency ended ? The whole world watched him instigate a march of his supporters which ended up in rioters storming the Capitol building, the very heart of American politics. . He has brought shame upon the Republican Party.


If in spite of all the things he's done a majority of those voting in Republican primaries choose him again then this may have to be tolerated if it cant be opposed, (except by whoever the Democrats put forward as their candidate, should they win).

However, if support in the two houses sitting in Washington DC is there (and needed) to make sure the former president cannot stand because some courts process makes him ineligible to stand then this is a different matter. It will be interesting to see what happens there wont it.


Despite the numerous crimes which he is alleged to have committed Trump, or any US citizen for that instance, can still run and serve as President, while in jail. However in the case of Trump while most see that he has committed crimes he has not yet been charged with anything beyond some civil matters in NY, for which some are being tried now in Court. What is likely to happen however, should he make it to the election and is voted in, there would need to be an immediate impeachment process to bar him from actually taking up the Office. It would get very messy, very quickly and there is no guarantee, far from it, that the Republicans should they have the whip hand, would actually convict him making him ineligible to serve.

As to whether he could make it to the WH again, the larger the field of contenders on the Republican side, the better his odds of pulling it off. He doesn't have to get 50% + 1 to be the Republican nominee, just have the largest single number of votes supporting him, which is why the bigger the field to dilute the individual votes the better for Trump. It is assessed that even with all he has done he has at least 30-35% of the Republican vote still sown up. That gives him a very good head start on any other candidates.

Early signs are that he will get absolutely minimum or even zero help from the party machine and would be looked upon as an independent running under the conservative banner.

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Keep hold of your dreams, while it is unthinkable that Trump could run for President again, and have a better than even chance of winning, there are some horrified by the thought, many Republicans among them. It is in this light that a group of bipartisan members of the House have circulated a letter calling on the other members to nullify any chance Trump has by invoking the 14th Amendment which in part reads:

US Constitution. Amendment 14. Section 3.

No person shall be a President or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.

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KayyGee wrote: Clearly Fox is no longer on board:


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