Trump Mocked for 'Boring,' Low-Energy 2024 Announcement

Former President Donald Trump's official 2024 presidential bid was poorly received by many Twitter users on Tuesday, with some indicating that they found the announcement "boring" compared to the energy he usually gives during his rallies.

Trump made the long-awaited announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, and said that he was launching his third presidential campaign to take on "the most corrupt forces and entrenched interests imaginable."

"America's comeback starts right now," Trump told supporters.

Melania and Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago
Ex-President Donald Trump, joined by former first lady Melania Trump, arrives to speak at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on Tuesday. Trump announced that he was running for reelection in 2024, but some viewers said his speech lacked the typical enthusiasm. Alon Skuy/AFP/Getty Images

The phrase "#TrumpAnnouncement" became a trending topic on Twitter within an hour of his formal bid, with several users pointing out that Trump's address lacked the same animation that the former president has shown in past events.

"We've watched Trump with more visible energy and excitement in many of his rallies than right now in Mar-a-Lago," wrote Kathryn Watson, White House reporter for CBS News.

Jon Favreau, ex-aide to former President Barack Obama and host of the podcast Pod Save America, said that "Trump has never been able to combine the energy of his rallies with the message discipline of his terribly written speeches that he obviously hates."

Senior correspondent for Vox, Zach Beauchamp, added that the former president "can't even muster up the energy to demagogue well."

Other users criticized Trump's low energy, with some, like Daily Mail columnist Meghan McCain, asking on Twitter, "Why is this so boring...?"

Ezra Levin, co-founder of the grassroots movement Indivisible, which was founded in response to Trump's election in 2016, said the former president was "just boring and low energy."

Kumar Rao, lecturer at Columbia University Law School, added to the discussion by asking, "Is Trump sick or just weathered now?"

"Voice, demeanor cadence all low energy as hell," Rao tweeted.

A few users did express support for Trump's demeanor during the speech, including Jack Posobiec, senior editor for the conservative news site Human Events.

"If Trump gets loud they call him angry, if Trump speaks calmly they call him tired," Posobiec tweeted. "Yawn, you aren't interesting."

Some conservative congressmen also expressed excitement about Trump's official bid, including Ohio Representative-elect Max Miller, who won his district in last week's midterm election and was endorsed by the former president.

Miller wasted no time on Tuesday to announce his endorsement for Trump's candidacy, and wrote in a release shared to Twitter that the president "has my full support, and I will do everything I can to deliver Ohio for President Trump once again."

Texas Representative Ronny Jackson also tweeted his support for Trump Tuesday night, writing, "WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!! I'm fully behind President Trump! In 2024, we're going to WIN BIG!!!"

Newsweek has reached out to Trump's press team for comment.

Correction, 11/16/22 6:45 a.m. ET: This article was updated to correct Kathryn Watson's job title to White House reporter for CBS News.