By Molly Dougherty
Former President Donald Trump announced his 2024 presidential campaign on November 15, 2022. He is a member of the Republican party.
President Trump served from 2017 to 2021. He is the only US president to be impeached twice. In the 2020 presidential election, Trump received 46.8% of the popular vote. Current President Joe Biden received 51.3%. If elected in 2024, Trump would become the second president to serve two nonconsecutive terms.
Just this year, Trump became the first former US president to be indicted and the first to face criminal charges. Trump was indicted in April by a Manhattan grand jury. He pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records.
In June, the Justice Department special counsel announced the former president faces 37 federal charges. He pleaded not guilty to 37 criminal counts of mishandling classified documents. Trump is accused of keeping federal documents after leaving office and refusing to return them upon being subpoenaed.
Trump chose to invoke his previous campaign slogan from 2016, “Make America Great Again,” for his 2024 campaign. His “mission” centers around strengthening foreign policies, specifically securing the US border. On his campaign website, Trump calls President Biden’s administration a “corrupt government cartel.” He talks about threats to free speech, rising crime rates, issues at the US southern border, and the current state of the nation’s economy. In a recent poll conducted by Morning Consult from August 30 to September 1 Donald Trump showed a significant lead over his fellow Republican candidates. The poll showed Trump at 60%, with the second closest contender- DeSantis- at 14%.