By RYAN VENEGAS
With the end of the midterm elections Donald Trump announced his 2024 presidential campaign.
On Tuesday night Trump presented a speech with the announcement at one of his estates in Florida which will be the head office for his campaign.
“In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,” Trump stated.
In Trump’s speech he recalls his first-term as president and states all of the accomplishments he made. While also contrasting those accomplishments with the economy and current policies with Biden’s presidency.
Trump claimed about inflation, “As we speak, inflation is the highest in over 50 years.”
Trump referred to the withdrawal from Afghanistan as “perhaps the most embarrassing moment in the history of our country, where we lost lives, left Americans behind and surrendered $85 billion worth of the finest military equipment anywhere in the world.”
Though the United States did leave lots of military equipment worth billions, Trump’s criticism with the US withdrawal of Afghanistan is false. Estimated by the Defense Department it was actually estimated to be about $7.1 billion.
In Trump’s speech he also comments on the high prices of gas.
“We were $1.87 a gallon for gasoline, and now it’s sitting at five, six, seven and even eight dollars, and it’s gonna go really bad.”
The 2024 election will be the first presidential election after electoral votes are redistributed with the 2020 census.