With little public, a short speech and an ongoing investigation, Donald Trump relaunched his electoral campaign
Former US President donald trump (2017-2021), who has spent the last two months missing from his mansion in sea-a-lake, relaunched this Saturday his celectoral campaign to compete in the republican primaries and opt for White House in the 2024 elections.
Trump gave two rallies: one in new hampshire and another in South Carolinar, two of the first states to vote in the primary process, and in which he tried to downplay the voices calling for a generational renewal within the party or ensure that voters are already tired of his figure.
“Now I am angrier and more committed to this than ever before!“Trump said in new hampshireautomatically drawing applause from the crowd.
The former president went on stage with the intention of making it clear that he is committed to his campaign for the presidencyespecially after various media outlets, such as New York Magazinewill question his motivation to reach the White House.
New York Magazine published in December a report titled “the final campaign”, in which various advisers and former advisers to Trump assured that time had taken its toll on the former president and that the “magic was gone”.
Trump officially launched his campaign two months ago in a speech at his club sea-a-lake (Florida), but until now it had not held any other electoral act.
This time, the former president gave shorter speeches than on other occasions. Did not appear before large crowdsbut before a small audience.
Specifically, in the city of salemin new hampshire, gave a speech in a high school auditorium; while, in the state of South Carolina, he appeared accompanied by legislators from that state and local leaders in the state house in the city of Columbia.
Although the setting was different, the tone of his speech was the same and, as on other occasions, he began sentences that he lost track of to immediately link up with a different topic.
One of the central themes, however, was the immigration: returned to make proposals for reinforce the border and, similar to when he launched his campaign in 2016, he assured that migrants and refugees who arrive irregularly in the US are “murderers” and “rapists”.
At both rallies, mocked the government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obradorand assured that when he was president of the United States, he pressured Mexico to accept the controversial program “stay in mexico”, which forced migrants and refugees to remain in that country while their asylum requests were resolved.
In addition, he boasted of the pressures to which he allegedly subjected the presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua to prevent their citizens from migrating to the US
Trump also had time to lash out at China and Germanyalthough the biggest applause was received when he entered the cultural issues that divide the United States.
He affirmed, for example, that if he returns to the White House will not allow transgender people to compete in sports that do not apply with their biological sex.
Trump is the only figure of the Republican Party that he has declared his intention to run in the primaries, despite the fact that he is involved in several judicial problems.
The former president is facing numerous investigations, including one by a special prosecutor appointed by the Justice Department to investigate its role in the storming the capitol of 2021 and possession of classified documents in his Mar-a-Lago mansion.
The name that sounds the most like a possible rival to Trump is that of the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantiswho has achieved the support of part of the Republican base with the approval of several conservative laws such as the one popularly known as “don’t say gay”, which prohibits talking about gender identity in school.
(With information from EFE)