Trump vows to stay in 2024 race despite potential indictment

Donald Trump remains the Republican front-runner for 2024, despite the prospect of indictments from prosecutors in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., as the former president himself acknowledged over the weekend. During his visit to this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, Trump made it clear he would stay in the 2024 race even if charges are brought against him.

Trump has been the subject of a number of investigations, including those by prosecutors in Atlanta and the U.S. Justice Department. New York prosecutors are reportedly looking into his business practices, and a special counsel has been appointed to investigate Trump's handling of classified documents.

Trump's poll numbers have surged in recent weeks, and he has an 8-point lead over Florida governor Ron DeSantis in the Republican presidential race for 2024. DeSantis is launching a book tour and is expected to decide on a 2024 run after the Florida legislative session ends in May. Other potential challengers include former Vice President Mike Pence, former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Trump signaled a campaign designed largely to get back at his many enemies in his CPAC speech, saying, “In 2016, I declared, 'I am your voice.' Today I add: I am your warrior, I am your justice, and for those who have been wronged and betrayed, I am your retribution!"

The 2024 Republican presidential nomination will be decided at the convention in Milwaukee in July of 2024. The outcome of the race is uncertain, but one thing is clear – Donald Trump remains a formidable force in the Republican party.


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