PALM BEACH, Fla. – US President Donald Trump has launched his third bid for the White House, declaring: “America’s comeback starts right now.”
At his Florida estate, he said: “We have to save our country.”
Speaking to an invited crowd from the ballroom of his Mar-a-Lago private club in Palm Beach on Tuesday night, Mr Trump, 76, said: “We are a nation in decline.
“For millions of Americans, the past two years under Joe Biden have been a time of pain, hardship, anxiety and despair.”
He continued: “In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.”
He officially declared his candidacy for president and established a fundraising account with the Federal Election Commission just before the address.
Supporters gathered outside Mar-a-Lago to wave Trump 2024 flags.
Border security, energy independence, and crime were among them, along with criticisms of Mr. Biden’s performance in office.
At the conclusion of the speech, he was joined on stage by his wife, Melania Trump.