Two and a half months after entering the 2024 electoral contest, the former US president left the gilded halls of his residence in Florida to visit the two states, reports AFP. They will be among the first to hold Republican primaries in early 2024. Winning them guarantees Donald Trump, who is leading in the polls among Republican candidates, a much-needed boost going forward.
“We need a leader who is ready to stand up to the forces that are ravaging our country,” he told hundreds in Salem, the small New Hampshire town where the Republican Party holds its annual convention. Yet in this Canadian border state, many local elected officials criticize the billionaire for robbing Republicans of a shot in the recent midterm elections by endorsing candidates seen as too extreme. Some voters believe that since he left the White House, Trump has lost much of his charisma and appeal.
On Saturday, Donald Trump reiterated that “the 2020 election was stolen from him” and gave derogatory nicknames to his rivals. He also touted his record on public safety and immigration, vowing to save the country “from being destroyed by a corrupt, radical and self-serving political establishment.” “Now I am angrier and more determined than ever,” he said. Donald Trump also watched at the party convention as several of his top donors publicly announced that they would not support his candidacy in 2024, instead going with Ron DeSantis, the party’s rising star and Florida governor, who has yet to officially announce his election. stake. in electoral race.
According to experts, the coming months will show Trump’s ability to face the challenges. In December, a parliamentary committee investigating allegations against Trump over his supporters’ attack on the US Congress recommended that he be prosecuted.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden, who has said he “intends to run again,” will be in New York next Tuesday and then in Philadelphia on Friday, where he will meet with wealthy donors to fill his party coffers. Political pundits are predicting a possible campaign announcement after his speech to Congress on February 7.