Donald Trump has officially launched his presidential campaign for the 2024 U.S. election.
“America’s comeback starts now,” the former President said.
Trump made the announcement from his Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida today.
Trump, a member of the Republican Party, was U.S. President from 2017 to 2021. He beat Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. He was ousted by current U.S. President Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
Trump falsely claimed the 2020 election was stolen from him, and made several attempts to overturn the results in the period before Biden’s inauguration.
The next presidential election will be held on 5 November 2024.
What happens from here?
Just because Trump has announced he’ll be running for president, doesn’t mean he’ll end up being the Republican candidate for the 2024 election.
To represent the Republicans at the election, Trump will need to receive the party’s nomination. This is determined at the primary elections, where voters indicate their preference for each party’s candidate.
Trump’s biggest competitor will likely be Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (although he’s yet to announce if he will run).
Will Trump face Biden?
If Trump receives the Republican nomination, there’s no guarantee that he’ll face Biden.
While Biden has indicated he hopes to run again in 2024, he said earlier this month that it would be a “family decision”. His decision is expected to be finalised by early next year.