Anxious media executives breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday when Donald Trump, the best thing to ever happen to them in terms of ratings, finally announced his candidacy for president exactly one week after the midterm elections. He is trying to become the first president to win non-consecutive terms as commander in chief since Grover Cleveland in 1893.
“America’s comeback starts right now,” Trump told a crowd of supporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort. “In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.”
In a speech that was somewhat low energy but relatively short on ad-libs and extended rants about the 2020 election, Trump touted his record as president while lashing out at President Joe Biden, laying the groundwork for a rematch that most Americans say they don’t want.
“Under our leadership we were a great and glorious nation,” Trump said. “Now, we are a nation in decline. We are a failing nation.” The country was “on track for an amazing future” during his tenure as president, but Biden and the “radical left lunatics running the government” have delivered nothing but “pain, hardship, anxiety and despair.”…c