Donald Trump, the twice-impeached former president, officially announced on Tuesday night that he is running to recapture the White House in 2024.
Trump refused to accept defeat in the 2016 election and spurred a failed attempt to rig the 2020 election that resulted in a deadly attack on the Capitol.
Trump was politically vulnerable when he made the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida because voters soundly rejected his preferred candidates in last week's midterm elections.
Since then, elected Republicans have been uncharacteristically direct in attributing Trump's performance to the decline of the party,
and possible competitors are already publicly preparing to oppose Trump for the nomination.
Trump invited major party leaders to his launch ceremony and kept track of who showed up in an effort to retake the spotlight and force Republicans to stand by him.