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Democrats attack Trump and appeal to campaign cash as the former president enters the 2024 race

Ex-President Donald Trump is the only American politician who brings together Democrats and tired conservatives.

President Joe Biden, his party leaders, allies, rank-and-file elected officials, and the campaign for Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock are reacting to Trump’s announcement of his candidacy for president in 2024. They have made a promise to defeat him again and asked their supporters to send cash.

Moments after Trump announced his intentions in Florida Tuesday night, the Democratic multiverse vented outrage and showed early signs of their plans to oppose him.

Biden’s political social media pages posted two videos, one from earlier in the day, and another during Trump’s speech, with a single message: “Donald Trump Failed America.” The second clip, Tuesday afternoon, used split-screen to juxtapose Trump’s talk of infrastructure with Biden signing a bipartisan agreement to fund scores more projects. At 9:09 p.m. ET, the president’s team released another video. ET: The president’s team released another video, this time slamming Trump’s “coddling extremists”, “attacking women’s rights” as well as “inciting violence” during his tenure in office.

This attack was incorporated into fundraising appeals and list-building efforts by the party and other Democratic organizations. The Democratic National Committee asked its supporters to “rush $20” their way. Warnock tweeted less than three weeks before his runoff: “I know that you may be focused upon Donald Trump tonight. But first, we have to focus on Georgia.” Help me beat @HerschelWalker.

Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair, stated in his statement that the party was ready to remind Americans of what Trump brought America.

His list was extensive and contained a variety of future attacks.

Harrison claimed that Trump “rigged the economy to the super-rich,” created a “right-wing Supreme

The court which overturned Roe, paved the path for extreme Republicans across this country to criminalize abortion” and incited a mob attack Capitol to overturn an election that he knew was lost.

With its eyes on Georgia, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee asked for donations to “defeat the Trump agenda” – words written across an image of Walker and Trump linking to a portal for gifting.

MoveOn.org and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee were just a few of the progressive organizations to use the announcement to criticize Trump and recruit voters who are like-minded to sign up for future outreach. Indivisible, a grassroots group that was formed after Trump’s 2016 election, promised to continue to hammer the former president.

Ezra Levin (the group’s founder) said that after praising the Democratic-led repudiations Trump made during his presidency, “We then beat him personally in 2020.” In 2021, we beat his Georgia senator candidates. We also beat his MAGA candidates in 2022. Trump seems hungry for another defeat. We’ll give it to Trump.”

Leading abortion rights organizations are still reacting to Trump’s better-than-expected election cycle. They also denounced his right-wing allies who were widely rejected in the midterm elections last week.

Mini Timmaraju, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, stated that Trump and MAGA extremists were the biggest losers last Tuesday. “If he wishes to repeat that experience in the next two years, we will gladly oblige him.”

Although Planned Parenthood’s political arm was harsh with Trump, it also cast a wider net ahead of what many in both parties now anticipate to be a wide field of 2024 Republican primary candidates.

Jenny Lawson, executive director at Planned Parenthood Votes, stated that “in 2020, voters overwhelmingly rejected Trump’s divisive, dangerous agenda.” “And they’ll reject it again, regardless of whether Trump or any of his followers put it forward.”

Leading Democratic voices and groups urged not to underestimate the former president’s grip on the GOP.

“Democratic victories at the statehouses across the nation will preserve the path to the presidency,” stated Jessica Post, president, and CEO of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. “Donald Trump has a grip on the Republican Party to the ballot.”

David Plouffe, a former Obama advisor, cautioned via Twitter that Trump could win again despite all the chaos and suggested that people should assume this and then act accordingly.

Others ridiculed the speech. Dan Pfeiffer (another former Obama advisor) tweeted: “This speech was Trump’s message delivered using Jeb Bush’s energy and Ted Cruz’s charisma.”

Warnock’s Senate colleagues joined forces to support a push to turn Democratic outrage at Trump into support ahead of Walker’s contest. According to projections, Democrats have retained their majority in this chamber. However, a win by Warnock would increase their slim advantage.

“The most important thing to know about Trump’s announcement for re-election is Raphael Warnock is currently in a runoff. It’s exactly three weeks from now. We don’t need money, we need it fast,” tweeted Brian Schatz, Hawaii Senator.

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy joined the conversation, retweeting Schatz’s tweet: “Warnock must make decisions about staffing and ad purchases this week.” Today is the time to give if you haven’t done so yet. Can you give another donation if you have already given it? It’s important.

Some Republicans joined the criticism.

Sarah Matthews, an ex-Trump administration press aide, testified before the House select panel investigating January 6, 2021. She called Trump’s appearance “one the most low-energy and uninspiring speeches that I have ever heard.” Even the crowd appears bored. It’s not what you want when you announce a presidential run.

Soon after Trump’s speech, National Review – a conservative magazine that has abandoned Trump largely – published an unsigned editorial online titled “No”.

The magazine’s editors stated that it was too soon to predict what the rest will look like. “But it will offer many better alternatives than Trump.”

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