Marianne Williamson has officially launched her 2024 presidential campaign, HuffPost reports.
Per HuffPost, the New York Times bestselling author is the first Democratic candidate to announce a bid, which will likely place her in the primary against President Joe Biden, although he has not yet officially announced his bid for a second-term.
Williamson, who also ran for president in 2020, made the announcement in a video posted to her social media accounts, including Youtube and Twitter, along with the caption “Marianne Williamson is running for President.”
The video, which is just under two minutes long, begins with Williamson saying, “When I was growing up, America had a vibrant middle class,” before she lists luxuries “the average American worker” could afford decades ago, including a “home” and “a yearly vacation.
She continued, “over the last 50 years, there’s been a massive transfer of wealth to the tune of 50 trillion dollars.”
In a statement last month teasing her announcement, Williamson said she was motivated by “a realization of the Democratic Party’s shift away from the party of President Franklin Roosevelt” and “the economic injustices endured by millions of Americans due to the influence of corporate money on our political system.”
The 70-year-old presidential hopeful recently said in an interview with “Good Morning New Hampshire,” according to HuffPost, “You can appreciate what the president has done, defeating the Republicans in 2020, and still feel that it is time to move on.”
Watch the video below or at this link.