Trump launches 2024 White House bid

Donald Trump has pulled the trigger on a third White House run, setting the stage for a bruising Republican nomination battle after a poor midterm election showing by his hand-picked candidates weakened his grip on the party.
“America’s comeback starts right now,” the 76-year-old former president told hundreds of supporters gathered on Tuesday in an ornate American flag-draped ballroom at his palatial Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida.
“In order to make America great again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,” Trump said to a cheering phone-waving crowd of donors and longtime supporters.
According to international media reports, Trump filed his official candidacy papers with the US election authority moments before publicly announcing his candidacy.
“I am running because I believe the world has not yet seen the true glory of what this nation can be,” Trump said.