By: Ethan Horvitz—Sports Editor
Trump Announces Third Bid for Presidency
Former President Donald Trump announced on November 15, 2022, that he is running in the upcoming 2024 presidential elections after losing to President Joe Biden in 2020.
The November 8th Midterm Elections yielded mixed results for Republicans who narrowly won the House but failed to win the Senate. Prior to the election, speculation about a “red wave” of Republican support was discussed as Trump and many other Republican leaders campaigned all over the United States for other members of their party. After the red wave failed to make as great of an impact as initially anticipated, many members of the GOP placed the blame on the former President. Trump still announced his bid for the presidency despite discouragement from Democrats as well as other members of his party.
It is unclear how much support the candidate will receive with the election a little less than two years away. Senior Jake Kaufman does not care for Trump but says he is looking for a change. “I don’t really like what I see happening right now. We definitely need somebody different whether it be Trump or not,” said Kaufman.
Kaufman says he will probably pay more attention to this election because he can vote in it. “I am excited to see what will happen. I am not sure if Trump will win or not because I don’t even know who he is running against yet,” said Kaufman.
Senior Max Dolinsky is interested to see how things will unfold in the coming years, especially after the results of the midterm elections. “It is the first time Republicans have not swung and won midterm elections so it will be interesting to see if he can recoup the votes.” Dolinsky said.
Senior Liam Grabie was unsurprised to hear the news Trump unveiled on the 15th. “I kind of knew he was going to end up running, the signs were all there and he had talked about it before so it was pretty obvious,” said Liam Grabie.
Liam Grabie’s twin, Ben Grabie, feels similar to his brother about the announcement. “I mean there were interviews before where he said he was going to run so it was pretty unsurprising. I did not watch it live and am interested to watch the elections take place in 2024. It’s hard to say what is going to happen, anything is possible for either side,” Ben Grabie added.
Sophomore Zack Horvitz says that he was surprised to hear that Trump was going to run for the presidency in 2024. “When I heard about Trump’s announcement I was confused because of everything that had happened at the end of his last presidential term. Even though I saw a video of him saying he was going to run I thought he was joking.” Horvitz said.
Horvitz is also glad Elon Musk allowed Trump back on Twitter. “I am glad to hear he is back on Twitter because I believe in freedom of speech and like where Elon [Musk] says he wants to take Twitter. I don’t know if Trump has a chance of winning because of all the drama surrounding him all the time,” said Horvitz.