Former president Donald Trump announced on Tuesday he would run for president again in 2024.
“In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,” he said before an audience at his Mar-A-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.
Trump was first elected in 2016, losing the popular vote but winning in the Electoral College. In 2020, in his bid for re-election, he lost both, and was defeated by now-President Joe Biden by a margin of seven million votes.
The former president has made the unsupported claim that he was the true victor, robbed by widespread voter fraud.
Trump’s popularity among Republicans has declined, especially after his party’s disappointing performance in the 2022 general election.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is considered likely to also run in 2024, with former vice president Mike Pence another possible contender.
Missile falls in Poland. Did Russians fire it?
The Polish government claimed that a Russian-made missile fell in eastern Poland, killing two people.
It’s unclear whether the missile was fired – accidentally or on purpose – by Russian military forces.
President Joe Biden said it was “unlikely” that the missile was launched by Russians, but an investigation would follow. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called the event “a very significant escalation of the war.”
Also in the news … Kevin McCarthy won the Republican nomination for Speaker of the House of Representatives, in the likely event that his party gains control of the House …
Sports: Cooper Kupp out for a month
The ankle injury that all-pro Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp sustained during Sunday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals will require surgery and he is likely to miss at least four weeks, according to the team.
With quarterback Matthew Stafford still in concussion protocol – as of this writing – it’s possible that when the Rams play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday they will be without their two most important players on offense.
Weather: Windy and warm
A high wind warning is in place for Orange County through Wednesday night. The forecast for the West Orange County area for Wednesday is for sun with a daytime high of 77 and an overnight low of 48. Gusty winds up to 25 miles an hour are predicted until 10 p.m.
Thursday should be calmer with sunny skies and a daytime high of 76 (49). Winds of 5 to 10 miles an hour are expected.
Friday will be sunny with a high of 71 (52).
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