The announcement which came on Tuesday will now set up the stage for a bruising Republican nomination battle.
The 76-year-old former president faced and declared to hundreds of supporters gathered at his palatial Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida.
In a statement and giving his context of the run, Trump said; “America’s comeback starts right now.
“In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.”
In a fiery, hourlong speech, Trump lauded his accomplishments as America’s 45th president and fired off verbal salvos against Democrat Joe Biden, who defeated him in 2020.
He continued, saying; “I will ensure that Joe Biden does not receive four more years.”
The Daily Sabah added that in his announcement speech, Trump attacked Biden over inflation, crime and immigration, mocked climate change and congratulated himself for toppling the Islamic State, keeping North Korea in check and building a border wall with Mexico.
Amid his bid, Trump has for months been the target of multiple investigations into his conduct before, during and after his first term as president.
Trump, who was impeached for seeking political dirt on Biden from Ukraine and again after the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol by his supporters, launches his new bid with several potential handicaps.
These include allegations of fraud by his family business, his role in the attack on the Capitol, his attempt to overturn the 2020 election, and his stashing of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.