Former US President Donald Trump announced his 2024 presidential candidacy last week at his Florida home . In May 2020 he had already declared in a video that he would be available for the presidential elections in 2024. Anyone who was able to follow his speech on television saw a different Donald Trump than the one we had known before, at least that was my impression.
I got the impression that he wasn’t exactly thrilled with the results of the midterm elections. He, too, had hoped for a clearer lead over the Democrats. Overall, the Republicans won the midterm elections, but not with the strength they had hoped for. Because of their dominance in the House of Representatives, the Democrats are no longer able to rule and rule as they previously did. Presumably and also hopefully, the support payments for the Kiev gang will not be as lavish in the future as they have been up to now.
Trump was extremely calm in his speech, and his favorite topic, „the stolen 2020 election,“ only came up in a subordinate clause. The tenor of his speech was his irrefutable successes during his tenure and the serious failures of the Democrats. Trump eschewed the insults common in other public appearances, opting instead to criticize Biden’s presidency and look back at the political accomplishments of his own tenure. Trump said:
„Two years ago we were a great nation and soon we will be a great nation again.“
Of course, after the close outcome of the midterm elections, everyone is wondering whether Donald Trump is still the right candidate for the presidential elections in 2024. America’s pro-Democrat media is only too happy to use the close election results to discredit Trump’s candidacy. Ron DeSantis, the current governor of Florida, is presented as his opponent and Mike Pence, the former deputy of Donald Trump, is back in the media spotlight. I would say this is a golden opportunity for the media to get rid of Trump, especially since all legal and demagogic attempts to remove him from office have failed miserably.
Although the MAGA (Make America Great Again) faction in the Republican Party is still in the majority, isolated votes indicate whether Trump really is the best candidate for the upcoming presidential elections. Concerns and doubts are raised, much like the American media do. The seeds of discord are now sprouting, alas.
All three possible candidates, and there may be more in the remaining two years, could sit down and find a solution that would serve the cause and the Republican party. One suggestion could be to endorse Donald Trump as the presidential nominee, with Ron DeSantis as his running mate and Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. After three years, Trump quits his job and hands it over to his deputy Ron DeSantis. The possibilities of an agreement must of course be announced before the election. That’s how it should be and it corresponds to Trump’s motto „Follow the Truth“. My wish will not come true because clocks tick differently in America than we do. American self-confidence and self-overestimation could actually be a crucial test for the Republicans. „Unpacking“ Trump’s statement about Ron DeSantis is typical of the American psyche. They always put everything on one card and are actually convinced that they are the greatest.
Ron DeSantis was reelected governor last week. Mike Pence has tried to distance himself from Trump while promoting a new book. Other potential Republican presidential candidates include Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
What Trump needs now is his “army” . Everyone and many more must support Trump in his rally, and this time I’ll say it to the bitter end. Now everything must really be put on one card, on the „Trump ace card“, otherwise it is possible that the Republicans will lose narrowly in 2024. There is still a long way to go before Trump is officially confirmed in the summer of 2024. The first state-level competitions are more than a year away.
Joe Biden also stated last week that he would be running for re-election and would make a final decision early next year.
In a poll by Edison Research, seven out of 10 voters said Biden, who remains very unpopular, should not run again. In the same poll, six out of 10 respondents said they had an unfavorable opinion of Trump.