In a last-ditch effort to maintain his hold on power, Donald Trump attempted to annul the results of the 2020 presidential election and incited a deadly riot at the Capitol.
The announcement and official filing come just one week after the 2022 midterm elections, which saw underwhelming results for Republican candidates supported by President Trump in crucial Senate races and tight House races.The gloomy image brought to mind Trump’s inauguration speech, in which he claimed that the country was experiencing “American carnage” and needed his help to fix it.
Trump’s decision to run opens up the possibility of a rematch with President Joe Biden, who will turn 80 on Sunday and has declared his intention to seek reelection in 2024.In tight Senate races in purple states like Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Arizona, and Nevada, Republicans were defeated.In a runoff election in Georgia, which will take place in three weeks, another Trump supporter who has struggled mightily could help Democrats increase their margin of victory.
Numerous members of the party are now openly debating whether it makes sense to stick with the former leader, particularly with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis poised to challenge him.
Last week, DeSantis was re-elected with ease as governor of Florida. He is viewed as a more disciplined version of Trump and is a fervent conservative who caused controversy by transporting migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard and other liberal cities and enclaves.Although he may have won the presidential race in 2016, some key states were very tight, and he ultimately came in third place in the popular vote by a margin of 3 million votes.
His party lost 40 House seats and the majority in the 2018 midterm elections.
Trump lost his bid for reelection in 2020 after serving as president for four years during which time the majority of voters consistently disapproved of the job he was doing and believed he handled the coronavirus pandemic poorly.
The majority of Americans still express a negative opinion of the former president. But he was unquestionably the most well-liked and influential figure within the Republican Party, at least prior to the midterm elections.