An ex-press aide to former President Trump on Tuesday said that Trump’s launch of his 2024 presidential campaign was “low-energy” and “uninspiring.” Sarah Matthews, a former White House deputy press secretary said in a tweet that this was “one of the most low-energy, uninspiring speeches” she had ever heard from Trump. She also added that this is the opposite of what is needed when “announcing a presidential run.”
Trump launched his third bid for the White House from an event in his Mar-a-Lago resort. He has spent the last few months hinting and teasing his plans for the 2024 presidential election, but when the time for launching his campaign actually came he was much calmer than what people have come to expect from his rallies.
Biden White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates even pointed out on Twitter that the people were left bored by Trump’s speech. He also proceeded to encourage people to turn their attention to Biden’s accomplishments.
Jeb Bush Jr., the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and grandson of the late President George H.W. Bush, also called Trump’s speech “low energy.” This is something that Trump had previously used against the elder Jeb Bush during the 2016 Republican presidential primary.
There were a few members of the GOP though who did commend Trump for his calmer tone. These included Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a long-time Trump ally, who tweeted that if Trump continued in this calmer manner and had a consistent message then he would be an incredibly hard candidate to beat.