Even though he has formally announced that he’s seeking the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump’s so-called campaign is struggling to get off the ground, according to recent reports.
Business Insider noted:
Aides to former President Donald Trump are surprised by how few allies are showing up at his 2024 campaign events, New York Times star reporter Maggie Haberman said.
Speaking on CNN Tuesday, Haberman discussed how Trump’s 2024 campaign has gotten off to a slow start, and his plans to gear it up at a campaign event in South Carolina on Saturday.
“I think they are also finding, his team, that people are not swelling around him in the Republican Party in these states the way they had believed,” she said.
“Now he still has supporters and still has his operation, it’s pretty small. I think they thought they would be able to get all of these people to just show up for him.”
How humiliating it must be for Trump to have to beg for support after being able to snap his fingers and have GOP political figures show up.
Those reports must have been on the mind of House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) when he was asked Thursday about Facebook’s decision to reinstate the failed former president to the platform in time for the 2024 campaign.
But it was what Jeffries said next that’s likely to upset Trump the most:
The minority leader added:
“(Some candidates) seem to believe that perhaps dividing America or leaning into extreme narratives that don’t have anything to do with historical reality perhaps might advance their own personal aspirations.”
Expect an angry response from Trump before the end of the day.