Former President Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign is off to an undeniably rocky start with low support in both conservative media and In Congress.
Former Trump supporters in conservative media are hitting Trump’s “low energy” campaign announcement on Tuesday.
Megyn Kelly told the audience of her popular, right-leaning podcast that she actually fell asleep during Trump’s “low energy” campaign announcement on Tuesday. Fox Business host Stuart Varney said Trump has “lost the old magic.”
Trump’s support in Congress is now notably soft with endorsements from newly elected representatives hitting the single figures.
On Thursday, Trump sent out a slew of statements boasting of endorsements from 8 members of Congress – These included the likes of Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), and Ronny Jackson (R-TX) – his former White House physician.
Political journalist, David Weigel, wrote in Semafor on Friday about Trump’s tepid support in Congress and put it in historical context.
“Not only did Joe Biden enter the 2020 campaign with more endorsements; New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, whose campaign ended before the Iowa caucuses, launched with more Congressional support than Trump has now. And more Republicans were going on the record to warn that Trump dragged down his party,” Weigel wrote.
Booker launched his 2020 presidential campaign in 2020 with the “backing from 11 House members