Sun 29 January 2023:
Former US President Donald Trump launched his 2024 presidential campaign with stops in early voting states New Hampshire and South Carolina, where he won the 2016 presidential election.
Trump reiterated his early political campaign promise of “making America great again” at an evening event in South Carolina.
“We will finish the unfinished business of making America great again.”
In New Hampshire, the 76-year-old Republican declared, “We need a leader who is prepared to take on the forces laying waste to our country.”
“We need a president who’s ready to hit the ground running on Day One,” he told a crowd of several hundred in the commercial hub of Salem.
His events are being seen as a way to rebuild his lacklustre campaign amidst criticism that he failed to make any public appearances since he announced his latest run in November.
Trump once again denied his 2020 defeat and told supporters that he would be the most effective nominee in 2024, unlike the other Republican picks.
“To change the whole system, you need a president who can take on the whole system and a president who can win,” he said.
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In both states, Trump sought to assert his record of success during his presidency and slammed his successor Joe Biden over issues like the economy, immigration and rising crime.
He vowed to “rebuild” the US military saying that he wants to save the country from “being destroyed by a selfish, radical, corrupt political establishment.”
“I’m more angry now and more committed now than I ever was,” Trump said.
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Aside from Trump, Republicans have a long list of presidential candidates, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, and former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, who served as Trump’s UN ambassador. All of them are expected to launch campaigns in the coming months.
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