Some Republicans praise Trump’s on-message 2024 announcement, Democrats say ex-commander unfit for office

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Republicans and Democrats offered sharply different responses on Tuesday to former President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would mount a third campaign for the White House in 2024.

Some Republicans praised Trump for delivering a succinctly on-message announcement speech focusing on the economy and ethics reform.

“If President Trump continues this tone and delivers this message on a consistent basis, he will be hard to beat,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. “His speech tonight, contrasting his policies and results against the Biden Administration, charts a winning path for him in the primaries and general election.”

Other Republicans echoed the sentiment, praising Trump’s remarks for being serious yet forward-looking.


“Trump got his mojo back tonight,” said former Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. “He focused on the American people and the future, not the …

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