Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he will present himself as a presidential candidate in the elections in 2024 and he has assured that he does it “to restore greatness and glory to the United States.”
He used his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, to make the announcement. A massive event full of pomp in which the absence of his children Donald Junior and Ivanka was notableespecially since their respective partners, Kimberly Guilfoyle and Jared Kushner, did accompany their father-in-law on such an important occasion.
Trump will not have his daughter Ivanka on his campaign team this time to try to return to the White House in 2024, as she herself has announced in a statement.
“I love my father. This time I have decided to give priority to my young children and the private life we are creating as a family. I don’t plan to be involved in politics,” Ivanka, 41, said in the statement issued on social media after her father announced her candidacy.
Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, parents of three children, were White House advisers during the Trump Presidency (2017-2021), with appointment included, which generated much criticism in the US.
“I will always love and support my father and I will continue to do so outside of the political arena. I am grateful to have had the honor of serving the American people. and I will always be proud of our administration’s accomplishments,” said Ivanka, who, like her father, resides in Florida.
The second of Trump’s five children had to testify before the congressional committee investigating the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by supporters of the then Republican president who tried to prevent Democrat Joe Biden’s victory from being certified in the 2020 elections.
Ivanka Trump is also investigated by Justicelike his brothers Eric and Donald Jr., for alleged financial irregularities in the family business group.
Ivanka, Eric and Donald are the result of Trump’s marriage to the recently deceased Czech skier and model Ivana Zelníckova, and he also has two other children, Tiffany, from his second wife, actress Marla Maples, and Barron, from his current wife, former first lady Melania Trump.
Lose media support
Meanwhile, two old allies of the former president, the governor of Florida and rising star of the Republican party, Ron DeSantisand the former vice president Mike Pence They dropped that they are considering running for election in two years.
According to sources cited by foxnewsDeSantis was greeted “like a hero” Tuesday night as he addressed an audience of prominent Republicans at the Republican Governors Association meeting in Orlando, minutes before Trump announced his candidacy.
Some of the main conservative mediaAs the New York Post, foxnews Y The Wall Street Journal, They are already turning their backs on Trump after the Republicans have not obtained the victory that many media predicted in mid-term electionsas reported efe.
The different articles that appeared in right-wing media, both liberal and conservative, thus show an increasingly clear distance between these media close to the Republican Party and the former president.
The conservative newspaper New York Post (owned by tycoon Rupert Murdoch) published a few days ago a cover with a caricature of the tycoon in which he appeared with a huge head, sitting on a wall, and where it was pointed out that Trump “sabotaged” the midterm elections by proposing Republican candidates wrong.
In an opinion piece, journalist John Podhoretz describes the former president as “toxic”: “What the results suggest is that Trump is perhaps the deepest vote repellent in modern US history,” he writes in the newspaper that until recently has served as a speaker for Trump.
As to The Wall Street Journalconsidered a spokesperson for the financial world, also points to Trump as responsible for the “red tide” (the color of the Republicans) that was expected in these mid-term elections.
“Trump’s Republican candidates failed at the polls in states that were clearly ‘winnable’. Perhaps these losses are what the party needs to hear before 2024,” the editorial board notes in an opinion piece titled “Trump Is the GOP’s Biggest Loser.”
This line of argument is picked up even by the centrist The Washington Postwhich notes in an opinion piece that “the country said no” to a Republican Party “that offered anger and Trump”, and adds that to “a substantial majority (58% according to the poll of voters conducted on election day ) does not like the former president”.
As Trump fades in popularity, re-elected Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has gained favoritism in the media, including in foxnewsTrump’s own medium of choice for years: “Ron DeSantis is the new leader of the Republican Party”reads the headline of a network opinion piece, whose author Liz Peek writes that “Republicans are ready to move on without Trump.”
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