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Trump and other former US presidents sought a return to power after leaving the White House

(CNN) — Former US President Donald Trump is seeking a return to the White House four years after his re-election defeat, seeking to emulate Grover Cleveland, the only former president in US history to win re-election after leaving office. is the President.

Cleveland, the first Democratic president elected after the Civil War (1885–1889), was the only American president to serve out his first term, resign, and then return victorious with a new election four years later (1893–1897). According to the United States Govt.

Now, after losing the popular vote twice in the election, Trump is trying to return to power, having lost both the Electoral College and the popular vote to Joe Biden in 2020, and fewer popular votes than Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and are also receiving. The first woman, when she defeated him in the Electoral College in 2016.

The feat Trump is attempting — returning to the Oval Office after a reelection defeat — has been followed by only three other presidents besides Cleveland, but none of those three achieved non-consecutive reelection, according to White House files. not done. ,

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Former President Trump seeks to return to the spotlight after the GOP’s dismal performance in the midterms, which also included the loss of several Trump-backed election denials and the blame game that has played out since Election Day. Trump’s paperwork to establish his candidacy reached the Federal Election Committee shortly before he made his Mar-a-Lago announcement.

Will Trump be able to get back on track?

Martin Van Buren (1837–1841)

Portrait of Martin Van Buren, the eighth President of the United States. (1837-1841) (Courtesy National Archives/Newsmakers)

Martin Van Buren was the eighth President of the United States and here’s a curiosity: He was the first President born in the United States, because before him, all Presidents were born as colonists, that is, they were citizens of Great Britain. , because the United States was not yet a country when previous presidents were born.

Van Buren was president between 1837 and 1841. He was born in New York in December 1782, and was elected president less than three months after the financial panic of 1837, a blow to the financial prosperity of the United States that cost him immediately. re-election…

Van Buren was a self-taught lawyer, a political journeyman who rose rapidly through the government ranks, landing in 1828 a position as Secretary of State in the administration of President Andrew Jackson. , Van Buren replaced John Calhoun as Jackson’s vice president for a second term.

He was the first president to seek non-consecutive re-election, attempting to be re-elected in the election of 1840, but was defeated after years in office over lack of leadership and ineffective policies. In 1848 he tried to become a presidential candidate, but his candidacy was unsuccessful. He died in 1862.

Grover Cleveland (1885–1889 – 1893–1897)

Trump And Other Former Us Presidents Sought A Return To Power After Leaving The White House

Grover Cleveland was elected years after the United States Civil War and holds the record for being the only president to return to the White House for a second term within a few years after losing re-election.

Cleveland won the popular vote three times. When he won the elections in 1884 and 1892, he got more votes than his opponent. And while he won the popular vote in the 1888 election against Benjamin Harrison, he lost the vote in the Electoral College. Despite the popular vote, Cleveland’s first victory in 1884 was by an extremely narrow margin of 1,200 votes, giving it New York’s swing electoral vote.

After his election in 1892, the president faced an acute economic depression and “dealt with the crisis rather directly than business failures, farm foreclosures and unemployment,” White House records say. “He repealed the mildly inflationary Sherman Silver Purchase Act and maintained the Treasury’s gold reserve with the help of Wall Street.”

Theodore Roosevelt (1901–1909)

Trump And Other Former Us Presidents Sought A Return To Power After Leaving The White House

Theodore Roosevelt became President of the United States following the assassination of his predecessor, William McKinley, who was serving his second term as US President. In September 1901, when a “rabid anarchist,” says his biography in the White House Archives, he was shot twice. He died eight days later.

So Roosevelt, at just 43 years old, became the nation’s youngest president. After McKinley’s term ended, he won the 1904 election and ended that term in 1909. And leaving office that year, Roosevelt went on an African safari and then returned to politics. From a remark to reporters – in which he told them he felt as fit as a moose – the name of his new party came.

So in 1912 he ran for the presidency on the Progressive ticket. The leading candidates that year were the unpopular President William Howard Taft (Republican Party), former President Roosevelt (progressive “Bull Moose Party”) and New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson (Democratic Party). According to the National Archives, Wilson won the popular vote that year with 42% of the vote and Roosevelt, who was well received during his term, received just 27% of the vote.

While campaigning in Milwaukee, he was shot in the chest by a fan, and while he made a speedy recovery, his words would apply at the time of his death in 1919: “Any man’s life is happier than I have had a happy life by all means,” the White House says.

Herbert Hoover – (1929 to 1933)

Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover (1874 – 1964), later the 31st President of the United States, writing at his desk. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Although Herbert Hoover won the 1928 presidential election with nearly 60 percent of the vote and left as the 31st US President, his role as President is not well remembered. Indeed, many Americans probably think it was the director of the FBI (but no, the longtime director of the FBI was Edgar Hoover).

Hoover was, in fact, the President of the United States, and a very interesting man. Orphaned at the age of 9, he worked and managed to enter the newly created Stanford University to study mining engineering.

There he married Lou Henry, the only female geology student at the school, and the couple traveled the world evaluating mining sites and learning languages. (At the White House, he often spoke Mandarin when he didn’t want staff to eavesdrop.)

Hoover’s successful coordination with the US Food Administration during World War I led him to the Oval Office, a position to which he was elected in 1928 for a term of 1929–1933.

Although he was popular early in his term, the Great Depression hit during his tenure and his approval ratings severely soured. Herbert bravely fought the dusty tide of poverty, but his programs were largely ineffective. And with this historic moment upon us, in November 1933 Hoover lost re-election to his Democratic Party rival Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

After his time in the White House, Hoover was appointed as chairman of two government commissions. And, in 1940, Hoover tried to win the Republican nomination to recover from his defeat eight years earlier. However, Republican leaders did not give him their support and instead supported Wendell Willkie, who ran against Roosevelt and was defeated for re-election by the Democratic president.

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