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In 2024 Announcement Speech, Trump Again Bests Media, GOP Establishment

AMAC Exclusive – By Seamus Brennan

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In an hour-long speech from the ballroom of his stately Mar-a-Lago residence, Donald Trump invoked the optics of his 2016 campaign launch and formally announced his comeback candidacy for the White House in 2024.

“In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for President of the United States,” Trump said in the long-anticipated remarks. “This will not be my campaign. This will be our campaign. This is a task for a great movement. This is not for any one individual. This is a job for tens of thousands of people working together.”

After months of publicly teasing another run for the presidency, Trump’s announcement comes at a time when the GOP establishment and mainstream media apparatus—not unlike the early days of his 2016 campaign—are again actively working to tarnish his political profile and force him to exit the political stage. Yet, with his Tuesday night announcement, Trump has once again outwitted his media foes, shifted the momentum in his favor, and revealed the extraordinary extent to which the American media has lost its credibility as a prime mover in American politics.

In his remarks, Trump revisited the litany of successes of his first term—including a historically strong economy, strong border security measures, energy independence, and a renewed position of strength in international affairs—nearly all of which have been reversed by the Biden administration in its first two years. “We are a nation in decline. We are a failing nation for millions of Americans,” Trump said.

In addition to laying out the accomplishments of his first four years in office, Trump presented a clear and compelling vision for a second term—including novel policy ideas like imposing congressional term limits, banning the taxpayer funding of campaigns, returning to only paper ballots in elections, instituting the death penalty for drug dealers, rehiring servicemembers who were fired for refusing to take the COVID vaccine, and clamping down on the teaching of Critical Race Theory in schools.

“This campaign will be about issues, vision and success, and we will not stop, we will not quit, until we’ve achieved the highest goals and made our country greater than it has ever been before,” he continued. “I am running because I believe the world has not yet seen the true glory of what this nation can be. We have not reached that pinnacle, believe it or not.”

Trump’s announcement notably came just days after the 2022 midterm elections, after which many establishment figures on the right—in conjunction with many members of the media—baselessly blamed Trump for the Republican Party’s worse-than-expected performances. But the GOP consulting class’s opposition to a Trump 2024 run thus far appears overwhelmingly similar to their hostility toward Trump’s 2016 campaign—and reiterates that Washington, D.C. Republican elites still largely fail to understand the conditions that led to Trump’s rise and the reasons for his enduring political strength.

In reality, by hysterically insisting that Trump is “finally finished” and that Republicans are “done” with him, these media and establishment figures are creating precisely the same conditions that allowed Trump to dominate the 2016 GOP primary field and win the White House as an underdog. Trump is—and always has been—the anti-establishment candidate, and ironically, few entities are now doing more to bolster his campaign than the same establishment figures, organizations, and movements ostensibly committed to ensuring his political demise.

“As I promised in 2016, I am your voice,” Trump said on Tuesday in his engaging and thoughtful remarks. “The Washington establishment wants to silence us, but we will not let them do that. What we have built together over the past six years is the greatest movement in history, because it is not about politics—it’s about our love for this great country.”

Just as he did when he came down the golden escalator in Trump Tower in June of 2015, Trump is all but guaranteed to face a relentless wave of opposition and vitriol from forces that will do everything in their power to preserve the political status quo and prevent Trump from returning to office. But unlike the first time he ran for office, Trump has now succeeded in shattering the globalist political paradigm and in fundamentally shifting the American political landscape in ways that will be difficult to reverse. And as the past six years have shown, no matter how desperately the media wants to take him down, Donald Trump is not going anywhere.


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Roe
2 months ago

I will vote for President Trump if he does run. However, he must step back from the crazies who bash him and just continue on with his work. We all know what the dems are doing so he doesn’t have to defend himself to us. We the people however, have to fight for him against the democrats. We need to start law suits of our own against them to show they can no longer push us around.

DOUG GOCAL
2 months ago

Absolutely!!!! President Trump has my vote !!!

Janet Gieseke
2 months ago

You and this country were cheated out of all the good you could have done in your last presidency by the democrats constant interference!! I will be praying for your success this time Mr. President. God bless you and God bless America!!

Joy Frigen
2 months ago

What America needs most is to support an election with Trump as president and D e s a n t i s as vice president. We need both of them working together in order to stop the current corruption and destruction. As a team they would be unstoppable.

Robin W Boyd
2 months ago

As one who didn’t want Trump to become president, I became a supporter when I saw what President Trump was doing for the U.S. and American citizens. President Trump deserves to finish what he started, which was to bring prosperity to US.

Paul Lindberg
2 months ago

I’ll vote for him, but he cannot win if he keeps spouting off against other Republicans. He’s got to unify the party, even those who offend him. Except for the three or four who have the R after their name but are actually Democrats (you know who they are!), the worst Republican is better than the best Democrat.

Miranda
2 months ago

Great Speech! but the haters will increase and go crazier. Thank goodness, TJD is strong as steel. Many of us appreciate his love for this country, and efforts He makes to “Save America”. TDJ; you have my vote!

DOUG GOCAL
2 months ago
Reply to  Miranda

All the haters can piss off

Robert Zuccaro
2 months ago

CNN is happy they can have their “breaking news” Trump, Trump, Trump! minute-by-minute coverage again…

Bill on the Hill
2 months ago

The beauty of Trump’s latest speech is once again he spoke with truth & conviction…Donald J. Trump feels the pulse of the nation like no other politico in America, including Florida’s governor DeSantis, a good man, but not ready for the big chair as POTUS yet. The good people of Florida have made him governor again & well deserved imho…
I watched the entire Mara Lago speech on C-Span & came away from it with the warmest feeling I’ve not felt for a very long time with respect to all that has befallen this nation over the course of close to two years now…In January we get control of the House back & this will hold the Biden regime in check for the remainder of his pathetic one & done term…
Great article Seamus Brennan,
Bill… :~)

Hans
2 months ago

Former President Trump was a literal ‘Godsend’ in 2016 and turned the country around in so many aspects. However, his meddling in the Wisconsin gubernatorial election with Reince Priebus doomed the state to another 4 years of our present socialist governor. Rebecca Kleefisch was far and away a known and better candidate than Tim Michels.

It seems to me that due to the former president’s and Priebus’s dislike of Rebecca not being all in for Trump in the 2016 run up they supported Michels. This was foolhardy at best and in this case literally backfired. I suspect it did the same elsewhere. The former president’s inability or should we say unwillingness to adapt his presence from ‘New York brash and seemingly arrogant’ to a persona of humility, grandfatherly understanding and compassion was and is not acceptable to many. Many times in discussions with solid conservative and swing voters their concerns and with some discontent in this regard is front and center. I sense this persona has begun to wear on many regardless of his heart for the USA, discernment, understanding of constitutional republican ideology and tremendous business acumen.

I appreciate the former President and all he accomplished as President but nationally I seriously suspect due the midterms “Red Dud” he may have lost some of his base but definitely the swing voters..Pence really as a moderate is worse and would I not support him in the convention nor Trump.

We need solid leadership that is young brilliant and and able to articulate conservative constitutional republican ideology well. I would support and vote for Ron DeSantis in a heartbeat. He is a solid conservative, has the presence of mind, energy and articulates so well. Look what he has done in Florida.

Marcia S. Adams
2 months ago

Too much baggage with January 6th and people do not like his personality. He cannot win! DeSantis or Pence would stand a better chance.

Robert Zuccaro
2 months ago

Baggage like being in the pockets of foreign governments like the Bidens? But with all that empty “baggage” you refer to, Trump had plenty of room for a Nobel Peace Award for the Abraham Accords. Obama got one just fir showing up. Figures seeing as they celebrate participation over accomplishment. Plural: ACCOMPLISHMENTS. I miss affordable energy and food, don’t you?

Richard Swarthe
2 months ago

We need for Trump to withdraw! DeSantis, Pence, Haley would all make better Presidents, and would have a better chance of getting elected.

Honey
2 months ago

Completely incorrect.
Trump 2024.
De Santis in 2028.

Kim
2 months ago

Those are Rino’s They are NOT AMERICA FIRST! They are backstabbers…

Frank
2 months ago

The only reason people think Trump is unelectable is because the main stream media, the Leftists, and the Rinos hate him. Those are all reasons I will vote for him. Why should we cater to those traitors and run one of their own. It’s way past time for Americans to stand United for America.

Bill on the Hill
2 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Yes Frank, I read some of these comments & it becomes quickly obvious who has or has not been gaslit by the constant 24/7 bombardment of NON-STOP lies by the Legacy News Media, after awhile you believe it because it is all that you hear, it works & they know it works especially if some them actually read some of these people’s distorted opinions based on a constant barrage of non-stop lies…
GASLIGHTING it would seem is the new buzz word these days…
Best regards,
Bill… :~)

SoldiersCross
2 months ago

The (lie – student loan forgiveness, cheat – ballot harvesting, steal millions – FTX) Dems excel at citizen divide to add political leverage. Trump and DeSantis are now the GOP leading political leverage out of this national hot mess.

Time glides so quickly, it’s easy to foresee 2024 Trump 47/DeSantis VP followed by DeSantis President 2028 and 2032. America First policy ingrained will put the Dems out of business over 12 years.
 
George Washington was offered King and turned it down respecting the Constitution, we are appreciative 250 years later. The USA will appreciate Donald and Ronald 250 years from now.

I am voting for my grandchildren.

Robert Zuccaro
2 months ago
Reply to  SoldiersCross

Too bad about the student loan bribe! Here I was planning on switching to independent so Dems could pay off my Harley loan!

Ron Graham
2 months ago

I listened to President Trump declare his candidacy and screamed and yelled when he did. At last, there is hope we can recover our government from the socialists takening it over. As far as I am concerned this is our last opportunity to save our country.
Let Trump, the Bull in the China shop, do his thing, his way. then after Trump has done all the heavy lifting Ron Dessaint can come in for his eight years of easy conservative governance.

GTPatriot
2 months ago

Maybe Trump can again weather the minefield of the 2024 primary ( a true warzone) and become the Repub candidate. If he does and the Repub party , Repub “establishment”, Repub members of Congress cannot ALL get behind him, then they ( and we) deserve 4 more years of what Biden has just given us. Its foolish to look for a more moderate approach. Elected moderates do nothing. That’s why they’re moderates.
We are quick to dismiss Trumps “extremism” and tolerate Bidens burn the house down communism.
If we want to preserve our nation, extreme conservatism is the only way to do it. I don’t see a way to accommodate abortionists or those who systematically destroy our children’s education.

Louise R
2 months ago

I appreciate AMAC’s support for President Trump, and look forward to more articles about his campaign and his chances of regaining the WH. Of course, is biggest obstacle will be lack of election integrity in key battleground states. Not much has changed in the last two years, as we see in AZ right now. I also really really hope he doesn’t make the mistake of firing at DeSantis to both their detriments. He can easily beat DeSantis in a primary, in my opinion, but he will hurt himself and the party if he goes after him for no reason. Trump is still the alpha male in this race. Charging after DeSantis will only undermine that fact by making him seem insecure.

Weary
2 months ago

What a Wonderful, Hopeful, message. I Love his Vision, Candor, Courage and Faith. Am Praying for his return to all of us.

Gail Tubbs
2 months ago

Andrew,
How clean is your history?
Have you ever worked tirelessly to help anyone but yourself?
Gail

nate
2 months ago
Reply to  Gail Tubbs

Hmm, let’s see: best employment numbers ever, near zero inflation, energy independence, an actual secure border, greater law and order, global adversaries and enemies in check, lower taxes, less bureaucratic regulations that stifle the economy, more incomes to individuals and families, against the murder of innocent babies, against useless foreign wars that cost American lives, enrich the folks in D.C. and are a huge financial burden to the country, making our alleged allies pay their share for their own defense, just to name a few things he did for himself. You dork, keep voting with your little feelings over actual facts and see what your offspring or future generation will inherit.

Louise R
2 months ago
Reply to  Gail Tubbs

Gail, what is your evidence that Trump (I assume you meant Trump here, and not Andrew) is only a self-dealer who didn’t work to help anyone else? How does this statement comport with the reality of the 4 years of Trump administration accomplishments?

Louise R
2 months ago
Reply to  Gail Tubbs

Hi Gail, maybe I’m confused about your question. I am just now seeing Andrew’s message. If I misunderstood, please disregard my previous comment.

Andrew
2 months ago

As an observer genuinely curious as to why Trump has so much support from many of the people on this forum who seem to embrace America’s values. He’s a draft-dodger, his tax affairs are dubious, by his own recorded comments he’s a sexual predator, prior to needing the vote of the religious right he showed no signs of any Christian faith nor any pro-life views, he was a Democrat for much of his life, he wouldn’t know how to strip down and load a rifle, he’s not self-made as he inherited much of his wealth. As god-fearing American patriots what about him do you like? I get why you dislike the left, but nothing about Trump seems to resonate with your core values or beliefs.

Lee
2 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

Good morning Andrew…interesting comment…please revisit your words…looking for a Mature thought process…looking forward for your reassessment of your typed words…Standby..

J. Farley
2 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

Here is why I support President Trump, he is the only President since President Ronald Reagan that has upheld the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and Protected my Civil Liberties, not too much to ask of the other slime-balls that have gave me the old middle finger.

Dan W.
2 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

Boomers see our power and influence slowly slipping away. Trump gives us hope that we can hold on to some of that power so we do not go gentle into that good night.

edward
2 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

another, pseudo intellectual “useful idiot” heard from.

Betty Lusinger
2 months ago
Reply to  edward

Name calling isn’t a sign of intelligence.

Kim
2 months ago
Reply to  Betty Lusinger

He deserved it!!

Louise R
2 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

Hi Andrew, when America needs a street fighter, we’re not going to benefit from sending in Mother Theresa. (Or Mitt Romney, or Jeb, or Rubio, or Dr. Oz, etc.) The perfect person doesn’t exist, but the near-perfect is not the right man for the job either, in this case.

KJHanover
2 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

Yes that’s all true about Biden.

SoldiersCross
2 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

Andrew, how is it that the Commander in Chief of all armed forces is a draft-dodger?

essay
2 months ago

Bad news for the Republican Party. He’ll likely split it and even if he gets the nomination, he’ll lose to Biden again, probably even worse than last time. Democrats will paint him the face of the Republican Party, hurting even more Republican candidates across the country. It’ll then take years for the GOP to recover.

Louise R
2 months ago
Reply to  essay

If you claim that Biden won 81 million votes, I will say that you know you are telling a fat falsehood. No one believes Biden got 81 million votes. If you know it’s true that Biden didn’t get 81 million votes, then you don’t actually know how many he did get, so you don’t know that he got more than Trump. Analysis of the 2020 malarkey (Biden’s word) by reputable statisticians estimates that Biden actually got around 68 or 69 million legitimate votes, and Trump got around 10 million more than that.

Kim
2 months ago
Reply to  essay

I call BS on that!..

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