Donald Trump announced he will run for president in 2024. He spoke from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
Donald Trump: “In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.”
The announcement followed a lackluster performance by Republicans in the midterms, including by many high-profile candidates Trump endorsed. It also comes as the former president is embroiled in multiple investigations. The House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection is considering issuing a contempt of Congress referral after Trump skipped his deposition Monday.
Meanwhile, in New York City, former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg testified Tuesday against his former boss. Weisselberg said he didn’t pay taxes on $1.76 million of personal expenses and received many perks, including access to a luxury apartment. Trump’s businesses are accused of over a dozen counts of fraud and tax evasion by the Manhattan DA’s Office.