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Trump throws down the gauntlet, but not everyone is on board

Jumpstarting his candidacy for 2024 before anyone else, is both vintage Trump – always relentlessly on the attack – and an internal challenge for the party. PHOTO: REUTERS
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WASHINGTON - Former US president Donald Trump’s announcement of his intention to run for the American presidency again in 2024 comes at a time of mixed views of him in the Republican Party.

In the midterm elections, the party was expected to easily win a majority in the House of Representatives and possibly gain one seat to win a razor-thin majority in the Senate as well.

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