Former President Donald Trump’s 2024 kickoff speech received less-than-stellar reviews ― and not just from his critics on the left. Many right-leaning people criticized the speech, citing Trump’s use of the phrase to exonerate the former Florida Governor. Jeb Bush 2016 “low energy.”
In The Washington Post, conservative attorney George Conway ― husband to Trump insider Kellyanne Conway ― called Trump’s 2024 Campaign to defend himself against prosecution.
“Too many Americans would crawl on broken glass to vote against him, no matter who his general election opponent may be,” he wrote. “They have seen enough.”
The National Review, a conservative publication that has repeatedly flipped-flopped on Trump’s position, published an editorial with a single-word headline. “No.” The editors denounced his delusions, lies, and conspiracy theories, calling the announcement “false news.” “an invitation to double down on the outrages and failures of the last several years that Republicans should reject without hesitation or doubt.”
But the tone of the speech had many wondering what had happened to Trump’s vigor as he babbled for more than an hour. Many of his supporters were searching for the door after the event.
Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham and two other members of Trump’s communications team ― Sarah Matthews and Alyssa Farah Griffin ― tweeted:
Others to the right added: