Former President Donald Trump Announces 2024 Presidential Run

MAR-A-LAGO, FL — Former President Donald Trump makes it official. He’s throwing his hat into the ring for the 2024 presidential campaign.

On Tuesday, Trump filed his paperwork establishing his candidacy.  Trump announced his candidate Tuesday night at his waterfront estate in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.

He began his speech with “”Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, America’s comeback starts right now.”

Trump’s campaign signage is a throwback to his original campaign slogan during his first run “Make American Great Again.” He has spent the days since the midterm elections fending off criticism from fellow Republicans over his ill-fated involvement in key contests.

Political Professor at Catawba College, Dr. Michael Bitzer, says President Trump’s announcement is “significantly early”.

“President Trump has been known to break the unwritten rules of the game and this is just another example of it,” said Dr. Bitzer.

After a disappointing showing by the Republican party in the midterm election, Dr. Bitzer believes Trump may be able to unite the party.

“He does come with a lot of attention. The question is does he have too much baggage associated with his former presidency and particularly, January 6,” explained Dr. Bitzer.

North Carolina’s Democratic Party released this statement:

“Defeated former President Donald Trump prioritized tax giveaways to the ultra-wealthy and corporations that led to the worst economy since the Great Depression, appointed the U.S. Supreme Court that overturned Roe v. Wade, and incited a violent mob to attack the Capitol. His record failing to stand up to protect our wallets, our freedoms, and our very democracy proves he is too extreme and dangerous to serve our great country once again.”

North Carolina’s Republican Party did not respond to our request for comment.