Former president Donald Trump dropped an exciting, albeit cryptic, video on Truth Social Wednesday morning promising a “major announcement” while portraying himself as a call back to Superman and Clark Kent.
“AMERICA NEEDS A SUPERHERO! I will be making a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT tomorrow. Thank you!” he announced in the video.
The Washington Times was quick to report on the mystery declaration:
Mr. Trump delivered the news in a quick video posted on Truth Social that features a Superman-inspired cartoon image of the former president standing in front of Trump Tower with his shirt ripped open to reveal a T symbol.
The social media post ends after laser beams shoot out of his eyes.
Speculation surrounds the big announcement. He can’t announce he’s running again; that already happened. And that was the biggest news that we expected in 2022 or 2023. Trump not running simply wasn’t an option.
Some have suggested he will name his vice presidential candidate, although that process typically plays out well after primaries have concluded. This gives the eventual nominee a chance to vet his running mate and provides the voting public a chance to get excited about the entire ticket.
The overt reference to superheroes has also left others surmising if he has a new legal battle prepared, either in reference to past elections or in response to the unprecedented assaults waged by the FBI and DOJ.
Last month, Trump announced his candidacy for the presidency from Mar-a-Lago in a dramatic, if not understated (by Trumpian standards). He issued a subdued performance that called out the weak and corrupt Biden administration, woke nonsense, and desire to restore America to past glories.
Trump also promised the real unity America – and Americans – need. “This will not be my campaign. This will be our campaign altogether,” the 45th president declared.
“Together we will be taking on the most corrupt forces and entrenched interests imaginable. Our country is in a horrible state,” he said. “We’re in grave trouble. This is not a task for a politician or a conventional candidate is a task for a great movement that embodies the courage confidence and the spirit of the American,” he continued.
“This is a movement this is not for any one individual. This is a job for 10s of millions of proud people working together from all across the land and from all walks of life young and old, black and white, Hispanic and Asian, many of whom were brought together for the very, very first time.”
President Trump reiterated that his third campaign, following the efforts in 2016 and 2020, would belong to the American people. It was not about him; it was about us. This called to mind the famous phrase depicting Trump as saying: “They’re not after me. They’re after you. I’m just in the way.”
Trump continued in his Mar-a-Lago speech: “Because the only force strong enough to defeat the massive corruption we are up against is you, the American people. It’s true. The American people, the greatest people on Earth, we love them all. And we love both sides. We’re going to bring people together.”
“I am running because I believe the world has not yet seen the true glory of what this nation can be,” he proudly said. “We have not reached that pinnacle. Believe it or not. Fact, we can go very far. We’re going to have to go far. First we have to get out of this ditch. And once we’re out you’ll see things that nobody imagined for any country.”
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