Election 2020: Will Republicans Run Against Donald Trump Marco Rubio Ted Cruz Others Could Challenge Incumbent For Gop Nomination
It’s unusual for an incumbent to be challenged by his own party in a presidential election. But when the 2020 Election rolls around, President Trump could face some stiff competition from within the GOP after running a highly volatile 2016 campaign and after losing the popular vote by almost 3 million.
Trump, who makes his first joint address to Congress on Tuesday night, has often defied presidential protocol and some Republicans may feel they have a real shot at capturing the nomination despite his overwhelming name recognition. Should Trump face a battle to remain the nominee in 2020 it could spell doom for him and the party. The last two one-term presidents, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush, each appeared vulnerable in the general election because of a lack of confidence from their base.
But Trump may embrace the role. Even after his Nov. 8 victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, Trump kept making speeches a part of a “thank you” tour, as he spread his message about the state of the country and his victory. Hitting the campaign trail early, even to face off against his own party, might be something he would welcome.
There is no doubt plenty of Republicans are at least considering challenging Trump, perhaps due to his high disapproval ratings. On Tuesday, a Rasmussen Reports tracking poll showed that 50 percent of likely voters disapprove of the president.
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Every two years Americans go to the polls for federal elections, but most people only pay attention when the presidential race is on the ballot. The other contests get lost in the bright lights focused on the presidential contenders. This year is no different, but those other races regardless of the presidential outcome will decide who holds power over creating legislation.
As it stands right now there isn’t much doubt that the Democrats will hold onto power in the House of Representatives. Although all the seats are being contested this year as they are every two years, due to gerrymandering most contests won’t be close. The Republicans would need to flip 17 seats to gain control of the lower house but with Trump down in the polls he won’t be able to raise their chances.
Less attached to national politics, but in presidential election years a strong president can help sway the vote in swing state gubernatorial races. The competition for the 13 governorships, 11 states and 2 territories, doesn’t hold many surprises this year. The closest race is in Montana, where Republican Greg Gianforte holds a three percent lead over the Democrat Mike Cooney.
Donald Trump And Joe Biden Campaign For The Opportunity To Lead The Nation For The Next 4 Years
Every four years in early November, Americans vote for their next president and vice president.
The Democrats and the Republicans are the country’s major political parties. They each choose a two-person team, called a ticket, to run in the general election.
Other parties, such as the Libertarians and the Green Party, may have enough support to get their nominees on the ballot in some or all states, but it has been more than 150 years since someone other than a Republican or a Democrat has won the presidency.
Today, KidsPost is profiling the Democratic and Republican tickets for 2020. On the Republican side, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are seeking reelection to another four-year term. Challenging them on the Democratic side are presidential nominee Joe Biden and vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris .
Led By Giuliani Trump Campaign Effort To Stop Certification Falters In Pennsylvania
Although Wisconsin does not have automatic recounts, state law allows a losing candidate behind by 1% to file a sworn petition, along with a filing fee. The state will only pay for a recount if the margin of victory is .25% or less.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission it had received a $3 million wire transfer from the campaign to cover the estimated cost of the recounts.
“No petition has been received yet, but the Trump campaign has told WEC staff one will be filed today,” the tweet said.
Wisconsin Elections Commissioner Dean Knudson also about the cash transfer Wednesday morning.
Wisconsin law allows candidate behind under 1% to request recount, either full statewide or selected wards, with payment of estimated costs upfront. Formal petition&paymt due 5pm today. Est full cost $8M. Trump paid $3M overnight. #wisconsinrecount 1/2
Election workers count absentee ballots earlier this month in Detroit, the county seat of Wayne County, Mich.
Officials in Michigan’s most populous county reversed course and certified its election results Tuesday evening, just a few hours after a surprising party-line deadlock suddenly cast the certification of more than 800,000 votes in doubt. Wayne County voted overwhelmingly for President-elect Joe Biden.
It stood for just about three hours under withering criticism, as residents made their complaints clear during a public comment period and local and national leaders lambasted the two members’ decision online.
These Republicans Are Running 2020 Primary Campaigns Against President Donald Trump
Three big-name Republicans have launched campaigns in the 2020 presidential race. While GOP incumbent president Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee, these candidates are hoping the party will open up a primary process — despitereportsthat Republicans in a handful of states will not hold primary elections as a show of support for Trump.
Where that leaves these GOP candidates is unclear, but of the more than 100 people who have officially declared Republican candidacies with the Federal Elections Commission, these three are running the most high-profile campaigns to try and take the Republican nomination away from Trump.
Bill Weld, who was the Republican governor of Massachusetts from 1991 to 1997, announced on April 15 that he was entering the Republican primary.
“In these times of great political strife, when both major parties are entrenched in their ‘win at all cost’ battles, the voices of the American people are being ignored and our nation is suffering,” Weld said in a statement at the time of his announcement, according to CNN. “It is time to return to the principles of Lincoln — equality, dignity, and opportunity for all. There is no greater cause on earth than to preserve what truly makes America great.”
The former congressman, who has , is a vocal critic of Trump on Twitter, writing in , “2020 is about Trump and ONLY about Trump. It’s about saving this country from Trump. Period.”
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Democrats are increasingly fearful Vice President Kamala Harris’ missteps will open the door for Republicans to regain the White House, a new report said Friday.
Dems, including senior White House officials, fear that Harris will lose to any Republican she faces — including former President Donald Trump— if President Biden does not seek reelection in 2024, Axios reported.
At 56, Harris is more than two decades Biden’s junior — and has been considered the heir apparent to the 46th president since he selected her to be his running mate last year.
While Harris will still be the presumptive nominee if Biden becomes the first president since Lyndon Johnson to not seek a second full term, Axios reports that a series of blunders have left officials and operatives concerned.
Right now, one operative told Axios, the feeling among Democrats isn’t “‘Oh, no, our heir apparent is f—ing up, what are we gonna do?’ It’s more that people think, ‘Oh, she’s f—ing up, maybe she shouldn’t be the heir apparent.’”
Harris has repeatedly been criticized for her handling of the illegal immigration crisis along the US-Mexico border, a problem Biden dumped in her lap in March by tasking her to deal with the “root causes” of the issue.
According to Axios, several White House officials have also described Harris’ office as a “sh—tshow,” poorly managed, and staffed with people who don’t know the vice president well.
Georgia’s Brad Raffensperger: National Gop Figures Didn’t Understand Our Laws
But Gabriel Sterling, Georgia’s voting system implementation manager, said on Wednesday that the system is working exactly the way it is intended.
“The irony of saying ‘fraudulent votes have been found’ — he has gained in the finding of these votes,” he said.
Raffensperger has said he’s been to find ways of disqualifying ballots that hurt the Trump campaign.
“They say that as pressure builds, it reveals your character, it doesn’t change your character. Some people aren’t behaving too well with seeing where the results are,” Raffensperger told NPR’s Ari Shapiro on Tuesday.
“At the end of the day, I want voters to understand that when they cast their ballot in Georgia, it will be accurately counted. You may not like the results and I get that. I understand how contentious it is. But you can then respect the results.”
Poll workers check voters’ identifications on Election Day at the Orpheum Theater in Madison, Wis. The Trump campaign has announced it is filing for a recount in two Wisconsin counties.
President Trump’s campaign announced Wednesday morning it is filing a petition to formally ask election authorities to conduct a recount in two Wisconsin counties. President-elect Joe Biden won the state by a little more than 20,000 votes.
It’s the latest move in a string of largely failed legal attempts on behalf of the Trump team to challenge the election results.
More Gop Challengers Line Up Against Trump More States Cancel Their Primaries
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump now has three GOP primary challengers, but they won’t be given a chance to compete in at least four states after Republicans there decided to scrap their presidential nominating contests in favor of supporting Trump.
The Republican parties of Nevada and South Carolina, both crucial early nominating states, voted this weekend not to hold contests, as did Kansas and Arizona.
“With no legitimate primary challenger and President Trump’s record of results, the decision was made to save South Carolina taxpayers over $1.2 million and forgo an unnecessary primary,” South Carolina GOP Chairman Drew McKissick said in a statement. “President Trump and his administration have delivered for South Carolinians, and we look forward to ensuring that Republican candidates up and down the ballot are elected in 2020.”
List Of Republicans Who Opposed The Donald Trump 2016 Presidential Campaign
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This is a list of Republicans and conservatives who announced their opposition to the election of Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican Party nominee and eventual winner of the election, as the President of the United States. It also includes former Republicans who left the party due to their opposition to Trump and as well as Republicans who endorsed a different candidate. It includes Republican presidential primary election candidates that announced opposition to Trump as the nominee. Some of the Republicans on this list threw their support to Trump after he won the presidential election, while many of them continue to oppose Trump. Offices listed are those held at the time of the 2016 election.
Georgia’s Republican Us Senators Call On Gop State Election Chief To Resign
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, himself a Republican, called the claims “laughable” and refused to step aside.
The early rancor and fighting over the presidential election results, which are headed for a recount despite Biden’s growing lead, is a preview of the intense fight to come over the fate of the two Senate seats. Vice President Pence told GOP senators that he plans to campaign in the state, and national Democrats are already pouring money and support to their challengers, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.
The Georgia runoffs are slated for Jan. 5, after the Senate is scheduled to begin a new session. That uncertainty means the Senate will be unable to officially organize until the results of that election are finalized.
A Marine stands outside the entrance to the West Wing of the White House on Tuesday, signifying that President Trump is in the Oval Office. Evan Vucci/APhide caption
A Marine stands outside the entrance to the West Wing of the White House on Tuesday, signifying that President Trump is in the Oval Office.
President Trump is set to visit Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday to mark Veterans Day and lay a wreath. Trump will be joined by Vice President Pence. This is one of the more traditional ceremonial duties of a president. .
Asked what the president has been up to, White House spokesman Judd Deere said Trump has been working behind the scenes.
Shes No 2: Report Claims Kamala Harris Staff Feels They Are Treated Like St
The Democratic officials who spoke to Axios said that in addition to Harris’“handling of high-profile issues and political tone deafness,” they fear she’s been given bad advice by her press and communications people.
Harris still has her defenders, including senior adviser and chief spokesperson Symone Sanders, as well as White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond, who accused unnamed people of carrying out “a whisper campaign designed to sabotage her.”
“At some point it just becomes, one person says something long enough and it becomes an urban legend. It doesn’t have to be credible. It doesn’t have to be real. Someone says something and it can just snowball,” Richmond told Axios, later adding: “You’d just hope if there’s a legitimate criticism they’d put their name next to it.”
Meanwhile, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain offered unreserved praise for Harris, telling Axios she was “off to the fastest and strongest start of any Vice President I have seen.”
At a news conference Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki called Harris “an incredibly important partner to the President of the United States. She has a challenging job, a hard job, and she has a great, supportive team of people around her.
“But other than that,” Psaki added, “I’m not going to have any more comments on those reports.”
President Trump Your Legacy Is Secure Stop The ‘stolen Election’ Rhetoric
As many on the left have pointed out, the 2020 election was less a repudiation of Trump than a narrow loss for a man who proved just unpalatable enough for a critical sliver of his coalition.
Sean Spicer, a former Trump press secretary, told The Post his ex-boss would be an instant front-runner in a 2024 primary. “He has a rock-solid base, I just don’t think that there is anyone else who even comes close.”
Teasing a potential run in 2024 would at the very least ensure Trump stays relevant and in the press for years to come.
If Trump himself passes on the opportunity, his two very political children Don Jr. and Ivanka Trump could also potentially pick up the mantle. Trump Jr. has long acted as an outside surrogate for his father online and in the press and connects strongly with his base. Ivanka, meanwhile, has years of administration experience under her belt as a White House adviser to her father.
Four State Republican Parties Cancel 2020 Primaries To Protect Trump’s Re
South Carolina’s move is an attempt to sideline the state’s former Republican governor, Mark Sanford, who on Sunday declared his intention to challenge the president in the GOP primary. Also in the running against Trump are former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld.
Trump was asked Monday if he would debate any of his Republican rivals.
“I don’t know them,” the president responded. “I would say this: They are all at less than 1 percent. I guess it’s a publicity stunt. We just got a little while ago 94 percent popularity or approval within the Republican party. So to be honest, I’m not looking to get them any credibility. They have no credibility.”
He added, “One was a person that voted for Obama, ran as a vice president four years ago and was soundly defeated, another one got thrown out after one term in Congress and he lost in a landslide and the third one — Mr. Appalachian trail — he wasn’t on the Appalachian trial; he was in Argentina.”
Sanford, a conservative who clashed with Trump when he served in Congress, said on MSNBC on Monday that he’s running because Republicans have turned their back on their values in favor of personal allegiance to Trump.
“Right now, the sun, moon and stars too often basically orbit around Donald Trump,” Sanford said of the attitude of the GOP. “And if it’s not personal allegiance to him, not issue allegiance or idea allegiance, but if it’s not personal allegiance, it’s not good enough.”
How Biden Won: Ramping Up The Base And Expanding Margins In The Suburbs
It brings the number of states Biden flipped from Trump’s 2016 column to five, including Arizona, which last voted Democratic in a presidential race when it backed Clinton in 1996.
Biden also flipped Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, three key northern industrial states that ultimately delivered the White House to Trump four years ago. Biden also won a single electoral vote in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, which last voted Democratic for former President Barack Obama in 2008.
Electors from each state and the District of Columbia are expected to vote on Dec. 14. The new Congress will then count the votes and certify Biden’s victory on Jan. 6, two weeks before the inauguration.
But Georgia’s political activity is far from over. The state will hold two runoff elections on Jan. 5 for both its U.S. Senate seats, which are currently held by Republicans.
Trump Challengers: 10 Republicans Who Could Run For President In 2020
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President Donald Trump faced down a crowded field of GOP presidential hopefuls in 2016 as a political outsider, but he could see a packed stage of Republican challengers again in 2020—only as an incumbent this time.
Trump made few political friends during his ascent to the White House. He made headlines making fun of his competition, doling out nicknames—”low energy Jeb Bush,” “Little Marco Rubio,” “Lyin’ Ted Cruz”—along the way. The president’s diplomatic dexterity hasn’t noticeably improved much since taking office. Senators Rubio and Cruz have improved their relationship with Trump since his inauguration, but other lawmakers from within his party have emerged as outspoken critics, fueling speculation he may face a stiff presidential primary race in 2020.
Here are 10 Republicans who may challenge Trump:
Cpac And The Broader Republican Party Agree: Its Trumps Party For Now
alex: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. We know he’s a rising star in GOP circles and I think the CPAC straw poll pointed out his popularity among the Trump wing of the Republican Party. Another poll, too, after Trump.
Plus, being from Florida gives him an edge in a competitive state. To me, it appears that at this point, people like DeSantis because his policy priorities are similar to Trump’s, but he lacks the former president’s ego and baggage.
sarah: Stole my first round pick!!
geoffrey.skelley: DeSantis isn’t terribly well known, but I suspect we’ll see him try to correct for that in the coming months. He may be coy for a while about his plans, though, because he needs to win reelection in 2022, and we know that would-be candidates want to take care of the home front first.
nrakich: Yeah, I think DeSantis is a smart pick. He’s doing all the right things — picking fights with Democrats, going on Fox News a lot …
sarah: Could not agree more. There is no autopsy report yet of the 2020 election from the GOP side , but one thing that stands out to me is something Echelon Insights pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson wrote for the Washington Examiner in February, “Trump’s legacy in the party isn’t policy, and it isn’t a person. It’s a posture — a fighting posture in a moment where Republicans think the fight is what matters most.”
I bring that up because something Anderson and her organization have found is that many GOP voters want someone who will fight for them.
Opinion Polling For The 2020 Republican Party Presidential Primaries
This is a list of nationwide and statewide public that have been conducted relating to the Republican primaries for the 2020 United States presidential election. The persons named in the polls are declared candidates or have received media speculation about their possible candidacy. The polls included are among Republicans or Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. If multiple versions of polls are provided, the version among likely voters is prioritized, then registered voters, then adults.
This Republican Is Running Against Donald Trump Is Anybody Listening
Bill Weld thinks GOP voters should bail on the president. So why is he making his case to independents?
Erick Trickey is a writer in Boston.
MANCHESTER, N.H. â€” Bill Weld leans back in a chair, hand on his hip, and talks about the Republican Party like someone whoâ€™s been away for a while and is trying to get used to all the new developments. â€œI know a lot of the Republicans in Washington, and theyâ€™re good people,â€? says the sandy-haired, ruddy-faced primary challenger to Donald Trump. â€œTheyâ€™re just cowed by this president somehow.â€?
This was three days into his long-shot bid for president, and the former Massachusetts governor is talking in a Hilton Garden Inn lounge that looks out on the New Hampshire Fisher Catsâ€™ minor league baseball field. On his campaignâ€™s opening day, Weld declared heâ€™d chase Trump as ferociously as a fisher cat, the weasel-like native of New Hampshire known for eating porcupines. But the president seems not to have noticed he has an angry 73-year-old on his tail, at least not one from his own party; Trump hasnâ€™t aimed so much as a tweet at his erstwhile opponent or bothered to taunt him with a nickname. Weld, however, is basically screaming at the TV. Heâ€™s worked up over a news report that Trump aides fear the presidentâ€™s â€œwrathâ€? because they talked to special counsel Robert Mueller.
The question is: Are they listening?
Us Election 2020: The Other 1214 Candidates Running For President
The US has had presidents for more than 230 years, but only the first – George Washington – has ever been elected as an independent candidate.
The twin peaks of US politics, the Republican and Democratic parties, dominate media coverage and campaign donations so completely that the chances of an outsider winning are virtually nil.
What kind of person looks at those near-insurmountable odds and thinks – I’m running anyway?
Quite a range as it turns out: As of 9 October, some 1,216 candidates have filed with the Federal Election Commission to run for president.
The BBC asked three of them – a concert pianist and motivational speaker, a Native American IT technician, and a crypto billionaire – what they stand for, and why they deserve the votes of Americans.
Biden Flips Coveted Georgia The Last State To Be Called By The Ap
The full hand recount of the state’s 5 million presidential votes resulted in a narrowing of Biden’s lead over President Trump in Georgia, but not nearly enough to change the result. He started out with a 14,000 vote lead, and now leads by just over 12,000 votes.
The recount, formally known as a risk-limiting audit, is intended to verify the contest’s winner. As Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Stephen Fowler reported, four counties uncovered a few thousand previously uncounted votes, which subsequently cut into Biden’s margin of victory.
Douglas, Walton, Fayette and Floyd counties all experienced issues with missing or unscanned votes related to human error — but the numbers weren’t significant enough to change the outcome of the election.
There is no mandatory recount law in Georgia, but state law does allow for a recount if the margin is less than .5%. It currently stands at .2%.
Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the hand audit last week, citing the close margin of the race.
The four counties with new vote totals must recertify their results. Statewide election results must be certified by Friday. The Trump campaign then has until Tuesday to request an additional recount, which would be by machine rather than by hand.
Trump has repeatedly questioned the integrity of Georgia’s vote counting, it both a “joke” and a process that led to “fraudulent votes” being found.
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The dust-up in Wayne County unfolded amid a nationwide effort by Trump and many of his GOP allies to push back on the results of the election. The outgoing president has claimed widespread voting fraud, without evidence, in the several of the states that he lost, including Michigan.
On Wednesday, the president reiterated his claim that a “giant scam” robbed him of a victory in the state. “I win Michigan!” .
He and his allies, however, have repeatedly failed to produce evidence supporting their allegations of election fraud.
That failure has spelled trouble in court for his campaign to get the election results overturned. In Michigan, an appeals court on Monday unanimously ruled against a Republican bid to invalidate the vote in Wayne County. The decision backed a lower-court ruling that found the allegations to be simply “not credible.”
And the legal setbacks for Trump haven’t been confined to Michigan’s borders, either. As NPR’s Pam Fessler explains, similar efforts challenging the vote in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Wisconsin have failed to gain traction.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference Wednesday in Atlanta.
Georgia’s secretary of state said Tuesday that some fellow Republicans have tried to pressure him into disqualifying legal ballots that may not have favored President Trump.
“Failed candidate Doug Collins is a liar— but what’s new?” Raffensperger wrote in a Facebook post.
Getting ready for 2020
The 2020 Election Was A Good One For Republicans Not Named Trump
Is fundraising post-election normal?
Given Trump’s rhetoric throughout the campaign, when he repeatedly cast doubt on the integrity of U.S. election systems, a post-election season of fundraising for legal action was likely.
“Both President Trump and President-elect Biden have very enthusiastic donor bases, and these are people who have given money over and over again,” says Michael Beckel, research director at Issue One, a bipartisan political reform organization. “And so, as both Trump and Biden anticipate additional expenses, they’re trying to get their loyal supporters to open their wallets one more time, give just one last dollar to be able to cover some of these legal expenses.”
But Beckel says donors would be wise to scroll to the bottom of the donation requests to find out where their money would actually go.
“The only text that really matters in the fundraising solicitation is the fine print at the end of it that says how the funds are going to be used,” he said.
“Ultimately, the politician and political groups that are part of these joint fundraising committees use a lot of complex algorithms and formulas to decide how to divvy up the money that comes in and so there could be a lot of different things paid for by these eleventh-hour campaign contributions.”
But he says that’s not the case for Trump.
Bolstering Trump’s new PAC
The remaining 40% of each contribution goes to the Republican National Committee.
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Why Some Senate Democrats Voted Against Raising The Minimum Wage
It’s been a while, so the rules are as follows: Four rounds, so between the five of us, 20 potential 2024 Republican nominees, and we’ll be doing a ? snake-style ? draft. And remember, the goal is to pick the actual nominee.
The order is:
And I used random.org to determine the order .
geoffrey.skelley :I get the boring pick.
sarah: It’s so funny to me that everyone thinks there is already an obvious choice for 2024. ?
alex :Don’t steal my pick, Nathaniel!
nrakich :I’m stealing it, Alex!
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sarah: Alright, Geoffrey. You’re up!! What is this obvious pick of yours?
geoffrey.skelley: The Republican Party is currently the party of one Donald J. Trump. So while we’re still a couple years away from presidential campaign announcements, I think I have to pick the former president.
It’s too early to go crazy about polls, but Morning Consult found in February that 59 percent of Republicans want Trump to have a major role in the party, and a majority also said they’d support him in a primary against many of the leading GOP alternatives.
The last time a defeated president ran as a party’s nominee four years later was in 1892, when Democrat Grover Cleveland ran again after losing reelection in 1888. Perhaps we’re due for another comeback. Trump himself is teasing a run, so I’m going to take the idea seriously.
But OK, you’re up, Nathaniel!
sarah: OK, Alex, you’re up!
How Many Times Has Donald Trump Considered Running For President
Former U.S. President Donald Trump visits an unfinished section of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in Pharr, Texas, U.S. June 30, 2021. REUTERS/Callaghan O’Hare
Donald Trump has considered running for president many times. However, he has been in an election three total times. Trump began considering running for president in 1987-1988. He was also dealing with casino debts from buying the Taj Mahal casino.
In 2000, Trump entered the presidential race as a Reform Party candidate. He received over 15,000 votes in the California primary.
In 2003-2004, Donald Trump started hosting The Apprentice. He began thinking about running for president then, however, decided against it.
In March 2011, Wall Street Journal poll shows Trump was leading over Romney for presidential candidates. Then in April, Trump wanted Obama to provide the U.S. with his birth certificate. In May, Trump announces that he will not run for president.
February of 2012, Trump endorsed Mitt Romney for president. In June 2015, Trump announced his candidacy for president. Then we know what happened after this.
Eventually, Donald Trump became the president.