Donald Trump’s campaign announcement was so low energy Fox News cut away twice and the reviews are pouring in:
Gabby Orr, CNN: “A lot of Trump allies who long expected him to run again privately admitted in recent months that he planned to do so even though they said his heart isn’t in it. I’m reminded of those convos as Trump delivers a strangely subdued announcement speech tonight”
Olivia Nuzzi, New York Magazine: “I have rarely heard Donald Trump sound as low energy as he sounds tonight while announcing his 2024 campaign at Mar-a-Lago.”
Matt Fuller, Daily Beast: “Trump’s saying the words, but I’m not sure he’s feeling it. Very low energy. Not good. Sad!
Benjy Sarlin, Semafor: “2016 Trump would call 2022 Trump low energy.”
Oliver Darcy, CNN: “Sean Hannity on Fox News has now cut away from the speech for analysis from a pro-Trump panel.”
Zach Beauchamp, Vox: “Fox News just cut away! I did not expect that”
Jeb Bush, Jr.: “WOW! What a low energy speech by the Donald.
“Time for new leaders!
Sarah Matthews, former Trump White House staffer: “This is one of the most low-energy, uninspiring speeches I’ve ever heard from Trump. Even the crowd seems bored. Not exactly what you want when announcing a presidential run.”