On Tuesday, former President Donald Trump announced plans to run for President of the United States in 2024.
The announcement came during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida. Trump, who was the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 2016 and 2020, said he was “beyond seriously” considering a run for the White House in 2024.
“Who knows? I might even decide to beat them for a third time,” Trump said, referring to his two previous presidential campaigns.
The announcement was met with cheers from the crowd and was widely seen as a sign that Trump is serious about running for President in 2024.
Trump’s announcement comes just weeks after he was acquitted in his second impeachment trial. Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives in January 2021 for “incitement of insurrection” related to the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. The Senate voted to acquit Trump on February 13th.
Trump’s announcement also comes as the Republican Party is deeply divided over his role in the future of the party. While many Republicans have embraced Trump and his policies, others have distanced themselves from him.
It remains to be seen whether Trump will actually run for President in 2024 and if he will be successful. But one thing is certain: Trump’s announcement has already sparked a lot of debate and will continue to do so in the months and years ahead.