How Trump and some of the potential 2024 Republican nominees reacted to Biden’s State of the Union address
Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders official GOP response He opposed President Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Their responses provided an early preview of how they would hold up if their prospective Mr. Biden chose to be re-elected in the 2024 general election.
Former President Donald Trump, the only Republican candidate officially declared in 2024, posted live reactions on his Truth Social platform throughout the speech.
His posts ranged from saying he overused the word ‘people’ about Biden’s performance to criticizing Republicans for applauding during his speech.
“I noticed some of Mitt Romney and RINO were jumping in applause for the wrong reasons!” he wrote.
Trump also shared a two-minute video blaming the Biden administration for immigration, high gas prices and crime.
In posting the video, Trump wrote that Biden “worked hard tonight” and “you have to commend him for what he tried.”
“I disagree with him on most of his policies, but he verbalized what he felt and he ended the night much stronger than he started.” I have written“A lot of things that should have been mentioned weren’t mentioned, but that’s for another time.”
His handling of classified documents found at his resort in Mar-a-Lago is being investigated by the Justice Department, which it calls “weaponized” and “persecuting” political opponents. DOJ is also investigating classified documents from Biden’s vice presidency found At his former office and home in Wilmington, Delaware.
His 2024 campaign, which often sent out releases as well, attacked Biden on everything from policy on China to education to “parental rights.”
Prior to the speech, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was also released video Criticize Biden.
She contested his withdrawal from Afghanistan, calling it “one of the most significant failures of his presidency.”
In her speech, she criticized the president for immigration, inflation and foreign policy, and called for a “new generation of leadership.” Tweet.
Hailey is Announces his 2024 presidential run on February 15 In Charleston, he became the first prominent Republican to run against Trump in the primary.
Former Vice President Mike Pence murmured After Biden’s speech, it “showed one thing: It’s time for the new Republican leader to restore to our country the power and prosperity we had under Trump Pence.” is”.
Pence and Haley often trail Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in early 2024 virtual presidential primary polls.nationally The poll was released on Monday Trump led the field with 37%, according to conservative group Club for Growth Action. DeSantis was his second at 33%, Pence at 7% and Haley at 5%.
DeSantis’ official Twitter account did not post during or shortly after the State of the Union address. Fast team response Account was valid.
Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, historically a popular Republican governor in Democratic states, said in a statement that Biden called for unity but said, “America is more divided and disgusted than ever. “We are doing it,” he said, adding that “more rhetoric has won.” Unless we resolve these urgent issues, we will not be able to get our country back on track. ”
“In November, the American public voted for change because they wanted to stop reckless spending, increase domestic energy production, tighten violent crime and address the crisis at the border,” he said. “To deliver on his campaign promises, I urge President Biden to work with Congress to find common sense solutions to these pressing challenges.
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin sharply criticized Biden’s criticism of China in a call with CBS News before his State of the Union address, calling Biden a “softball” and should “shoot straight” at China. He said he should not “ignore spy balloons”. his statement.
Asked about a possible 2024 run, Youngkin said, “I’m totally focused on Virginia right now.”
Fin Gomez and Robert Costa contributed reporting.
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