Democrats shortly went on the offensive Tuesday night time as former President Trump introduced his 2024 presidential marketing campaign, portraying him as unfit to serve following the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot and the previous president’s promotion of unfounded claims of election fraud.
Trump’s announcement makes him the primary distinguished Republican to enter the 2024 race, and as he was nonetheless on stage at Mar-a-Lago, President Biden launched a video on Twitter firing again as he faces the potential of a rematch together with his predecessor.
“Trump failed America,” the video concludes after attacking Trump on abortion, the financial system and Jan. 6.
A reporter requested Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron on the G20 summit in Indonesia if they’d a response to Trump’s announcement. The 2 shared a faint smile and Biden mentioned “probably not,” whereas Macron stayed silent.
Biden has not formally introduced a reelection bid however has indicated he intends to run once more, pointing to early 2023 for when to count on an official resolution.
Simply earlier than the speech, the White Home launched a brand new web site lauding the Biden administration’s report, pointing to legislative victories just like the bipartisan infrastructure regulation, which Biden signed precisely one 12 months previous to Trump’s announcement.
Democratic Nationwide Committee Chair Jaime Harrison wrote on Twitter, “Donald Trump was a failure as president; that’s why he misplaced in 2020 and it’s why he’ll lose once more.”
Harrison in a separate tweet famous that Fox Information broke away from Trump’s speech earlier than it concluded, saying it’s proof that Trump’s announcement was “low power.”
“You’ll be able to sum up Trump’s announcement tonight in a single phrase: desperation,” Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) tweeted.
A number of Democrats on the Home Jan. 6 committee have attacked Trump all through the week as his “particular announcement” grew nearer.
“New Trump marketing campaign. Usual lies,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who chairs the Home Intelligence Committee and in addition sits on the Jan. 6 panel, wrote Tuesday night time.
“Lies about his report,” Schiff’s tweet continued. “Lies about immigrants. Lies about Biden. Lies about our youngsters. Lies about our LGBTQ+ neighbors. Lies on prime of lies on prime of lies. New grift. Usual grifter.”
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Unwell.), a Republican member of the committee, additionally published a video of him calling Trump a conman as the previous president was on stage.
Different Democratic lawmakers leveraged Trump’s announcement to lift cash for Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), who is about to face off in a Senate runoff towards Republican Herschel Walker, who was endorsed by Trump in his main.
Senate Democrats’ marketing campaign arm tweeted a hyperlink to a donation web page, describing Walker as an “extension of Trump.”
“The primary factor it is advisable to learn about Trump asserting for re-election is that Raphael Warnock is in a runoff and it’s precisely 3 weeks from now and we don’t simply want cash we want it kinda quick,” Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) wrote.
Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) and others shortly shared Schatz’s posts supporting Warnock.
“Now we have an extended technique to go till the following presidential election, however I need to let you know proper now, it’s not about him,” tweeted Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.).
“2024 won’t be a referendum on one particular person,” Booker continued. “It’s going to be a referendum on who we’re. If we lead with empathy, grace, and justice, we’ll rise.”