Former President Donald Trump stopped by New Hampshire and South Carolina on Saturday to launch his 2024 White House candidacy, the first of his campaign since announcing his latest candidacy more than two months ago. Appearance was recorded.
“Together we will accomplish the unfinished business of making America great again,” Trump said at an event in Columbia introducing the South Carolina leadership team.
Trump and his allies have had a sluggish start to his campaign as events in states with enormous power over candidates have left many questioning his commitment to rerunning After that, I hope to show the power behind the former president.
“They said, ‘He’s not rallying, he’s not campaigning. He may have missed that step,'” Trump said at the New Hampshire Republican Annual Meeting. .
But he told an audience of party leaders, “I’m angrier now than I’ve ever been, and I’m working harder than ever.” There is,” he dismissed the speculation.
“Make America Great Again”
Trump has spent months after announcing that he’s been largely cooped up at a club in Florida and a nearby golf course, but his aides claim he’s been busy behind the scenes.
His campaign has opened headquarters and staff in Palm Beach, Florida.
And in recent weeks, supporters have turned to political operatives and elected officials to secure support for Trump at a crucial moment as other Republicans prepare their own anticipated challenges. reaching out.
In New Hampshire, Trump touted his campaign agenda including immigration and crime, saying his policies would be against President Joe Biden.
Citing Democrats rescheduling elections and losing key seats in New Hampshire, he called Mr. Biden, who finished fifth in New Hampshire in 2020, “a disgrace to this beloved political tradition.” also destroyed,” he said.
“I want you to remember this during the general election,” Trump told party members. Trump won two primaries, but lost to Democrats both times.
Then in South Carolina, Trump said he plans to keep the state’s presidential primary “the first in the South,” calling the state a “very important state.”
In his speech, he ranged from criticizing Biden and Democrats, to derogatory comments about transgender people, to ridiculing those promoting the use of electric stoves and electric cars, to criticizing oil during his presidency. We rushed to reminiscences about increasing production, forging trade deals, and tackling rifts. Reduced immigration at the US-Mexico border.
Dinner with Anti-Semites and Holocaust Deniers
Trump is the only one to be declared a presidential candidate in 2024, but others include Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who served as Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations. potential challengers in the coming months.
The Trump campaign was already controversial in its early days, especially when he was known as the Holocaust-denier white supremacist Nick Fuentes and the ex-Kanye West, who made a series of anti-Semitic comments. This was especially true when I had dinner with a rapper who used to be.
Trump was also widely derided for selling a series of digital trading cards depicting him as a superhero, cowboy, astronaut, and more.
He has been the subject of a series of criminal investigations, including the discovery of hundreds of documents marked as classified in a club in Florida, whether he obstructed justice by refusing to return them, and It includes state and federal investigations into his efforts to do so. The results of the 2020 election in which he lost to Biden.
Still, early polls show him to be the favorite to win the party’s nomination.
Stephen Stepanek, the outgoing chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, said: “The guns have been fired and the campaign has begun.
Trump has announced that Stepanek will serve as a senior adviser to his campaign in the state.