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DONALD Trump has announced his 2024 presidential campaign after months of teasing a bid to take back the White House.

Despite a slew of ongoing investigations, including the FBI’s raid of his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida in August, Trump officially threw his name on the ballot for the forthcoming presidential election.

Donald Trump has announced his 2024 presidential campaign

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Donald Trump has announced his 2024 presidential campaignCredit: Reuters
Trump declared: 'America's comeback starts right now'

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Trump declared: ‘America’s comeback starts right now’Credit: Reuters
Trump kickstarted his 2024 presidential bid during a rally at his Mar-a-Lago estate

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Trump kickstarted his 2024 presidential bid during a rally at his Mar-a-Lago estateCredit: Reuters

At a rally at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Trump walked out to chants of “USA” before thanking the crowd for joining him and his family in the “greatest country in the history of the world.”

“America’s comeback starts right now,” Trump said.

“Two years ago we were a great nation, and soon, we will be a great nation again.

“I am tonight announcing my candidacy for President of the United States.

“This will not be my campaign, this will be our campaign all together.

“I will fight like no one has ever fought before.”

Prior to the announcement, it was revealed via Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs that Trump filed a statement for his 2024 bid with the FEC.

The announcement comes on the heels of a lackluster showing by Republicans at the polls during last week’s midterm elections.

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Many of Trump’s handpicked candidates across the country fell short of flipping Democratic seats in a failed “red wave” outcome.

Trump and his top advisors have long planned to announce his third run at the White House and even flirted with the idea of declaring his campaign before the midterms.

During a November 3 rally in Sioux City, Iowa, Trump said: “In order to make out country successful and safe and glorious, I will very, very, very probably do it again.”

A sea of MAGA supporters erupted in applause as chants of “Trump!, Trump!, Trump!” broke out.

“Get ready, that’s all I’m telling you – very soon. Get ready,” the former president teased.

2024 GOP FIELD

As he kickstarts his 2024 campaign, a new poll by YouGov America shows Florida Governor Ron DeSantis heavily favored over the former president.

According to the poll, 42 percent of Republicans and GOP-leaners said they would prefer to see DeSantis as the nominee, compared with 35 percent saying they would prefer Trump.

Despite the favored numbers, DeSantis has not announced his presidential campaign.

Trump has continued to take jabs at the Florida governor, including at a rally in Pennsylvania on November 5, where he pointed to a recent poll of the 2024 GOP field. “Let’s see, there it is, Trump at 71. Ron DeSanctimonious at 10 percent.”

At a rally in Ohio on November 7, Alina Habba, a lawyer for the former president, said Trump is responsible for DeSantis’s current standing in the Republican Party and reiterated that he shouldn’t run for higher office.

“DeSantis is DeSantis because of Trump,” Habba told the channel Right Side Broadcasting Network.

“He needs to stay in Florida.”

DeSantis has seemingly shrugged off the former president’s consistent jabs as he focuses on the Sunshine State and the effects of Hurricanes Ian and Nicole.

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