OAN’s Daniel Baldwin
2:57 PM – Monday, October 23, 2023
Former President Donald Trump formally filed for the New Hampshire primary Monday ahead of a speech in Derry.
Supporters lined up at the airport and the statehouse to greet the 45th president and Republican frontrunner as he officially signed papers to be added to the first in the nation primary ballot.
“This is a very important place, a very important state,” Trump said at the statehouse.
“We’re only 46 points up so we have to be careful,” Trump continued with a chuckle as he signed.
RealClearPolitics polling average shows Trump leading in the Granite State by more than 30%. After filing the necessary paperwork, the 45th president reiterated his commitment to keeping New Hampshire as the first in the nation primary state.
“Democrats do not want to keep New Hampshire in this position,” Trump said. “And I did. And we did that together.”
Candidates have until October 27th to officially sign up.
The 45th president also addressed the vacant Speaker role in the House of Representatives, emphasizing that he was trying to stay “above it.”
“I think it’s going to get solved and when it does, it’ll be a beautiful thing,” Trump said. “And it’ll teach a lot of people about democracy that happened once before. It’s very tough with four votes.”
“I said there’s only one person that can do it all the way,” Trump continued with a smile. “You know who that is? Jesus Christ. If he came down and said, ‘I want to be Speaker,’ he would do it. Other than that, I haven’t seen anybody that can guarantee it. But at some point I think we’re going to have somebody pretty soon.”
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