Washington, DC – When Donald Trump announced that he would run for a third term for the presidency of the US, the politics still from the months of the middle ages turned to the former president’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida.
Democrats were quick to remind their audience of the chaos and what they called the “failure” of the Trump years, and cracks in Republican support for the former president became more prominent. While many right-wing Republicans rushed to endorse Trump, some conservative newspapers and commentators cautioned the GOP against the latter.
The late announcement on Tuesday came as Trump’s Republican Party struggles with disappointing midterm elections under the former leader.
“Florida dad announces,” read the headline at the bottom of the front page of the New York Post, a conservative newspaper that has supported Trump for years. The text of the announcement was buried on page 26.
The National Review, another conservative publication, issued a comment by its editorial board called, “No.” The article described the call to President Trump as “a call to double down on anger at the failures of the past few years that Republicans must reject without hesitation or hesitation”.
Strong, no doubt, No.https://t.co/BqgNZEE5Ni pic.twitter.com/ryoh9YWPdY
– National Review (@NRO) November 16, 2022
Since running for president in the 2016 race, Trump has eliminated all of his Republican opponents — supporting GOP congressional candidates and leading others to resign.
The Republican Party became synonymous with Trump’s “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) movement.
But after last week’s midterm elections – where many of those who stood behind Trump lost key races, costing Republicans the chance to control Congress – many in the party began to turn away from the former president. His announcement Tuesday night to run for president fueled this.
“We want to be positive, less noise, and leaders who are waiting, not looking in the rearview mirror claiming that they are being persecuted,” former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a possible candidate for the 2024 Republican election, wrote on Twitter in response to the shooting. Trumpet.
Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, told reporters Wednesday that “the world has changed dramatically” in recent weeks, predicting that there will be more GOP candidates seeking the presidency in 2024.
“I’m going to support the Republican nominee, but I don’t know who it is,” Cornyn said.
While some conservatives ran the other way with Trump’s campaign, Democrats kept going.
President Joe Biden has shared a video – captioned “Donald Trump has failed America” - featuring some unpleasant stories about his predecessor, including one where Trump said there were “good people on both sides” after a white rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that was met with people. -opponents in 2017.
The Biden campaign later sent an email to supporters asking for donations to the Democratic National Committee in response to Trump’s announcement.
“This team defeated Donald Trump two years ago. It was not an illusion,” it said. “Trump went against their neighbors. He stole the wealth of the rich. He left a mess. But the dedicated volunteers of millions of early supporters… gathered to donate, volunteer, and vote in droves, and we all defeated him. “
Biden has previously said he wants to run, but hasn’t made a decision yet.
The leader of the Democratic Congress, Barbara Lee, asked to prevent Trump from seeking public office again, referring to the attack on January 6, 2021, by his supporters at the US Capitol.
Let’s be clear: Donald Trump is not “unfit to serve” as President.
They started violence to try to take away our democracy.
He should be barred from holding ANY public office and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
– Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) November 16, 2022
“The first time Trump ran, he said he was an alien. Now the king has no clothes,” Democrat Congressman Jim McGovern wrote on Twitter.
McGovern added that the former president “loved America to enrich himself” and said that the Democrats are hoping for a rematch with Trump in 2024, writing: “Bring it back.”
Congresswoman Lori Trahan also pledged to work to ensure that Trump does not win the presidency. “Donald Trump only cares about one thing – himself. He divided our country to achieve his political goals. He tried to destroy our democracy when he failed in the election. Now he wants to start again,” he said in a post on social media.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand echoed the congresswoman’s comments. “Our country cannot endure another four years of Donald Trump’s chaos. But we have defeated Donald Trump in the past – and we will do it again,” he said in a tweet.
Trump’s New Campaign. Same old lies.
A lie about his reputation. Lies about immigrants. Lies about Biden. Lies about our children. Lies about our LGBTQ+ neighbors. Lies on top of lies on top of lies.
A new stone. So is the old grifter.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) November 16, 2022
Although his appeal appears to be waning, Trump has received several endorsements from right-wing US lawmakers, including Republican House members Marjorie Taylor Greene and Elise Stefanik.
“My friend Donald J. Trump has my full endorsement for President in 2024,” Congressman Troy Nehls, a Texas Republican, tweeted Tuesday night. “He is the leader of the Republican Party, and we will make America great again!”
Kari Lake, a Trump backer who lost the governor’s race in Arizona, also gave her “full endorsement” to the former president’s 2024 campaign.
Trump 2024! pic.twitter.com/9IYFDtLkvh
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) November 15, 2022
President Trump’s announcement was early in the 2024 season. It came 15 months before the primary election began with the Iowa caucuses.
The moment caused some of the former president’s opponents to question whether he intended to deviate from his policies. Trump is facing multiple charges and investigations, including a criminal investigation into his alleged misuse of classified government documents.
But the former president remains an ordinary citizen, even as a representative.
“For anyone who needs to hear this – trumpet [sic] declaring that he is running for the office of President is not affected by the law in the investigation. Not at the DOJ [Department of Justice] saw the speech and broke all the work he’s been doing,” former Biden White House secretary Jen Psaki wrote on Twitter.