Former President Donald Trump delivered a speech on Tuesday during which he officially announced that he will pursue the presidency again — but Megyn Kelly said that she was a bit bored during the speech and even nodded off.
Kelly said she had been looking forward to viewing the remarks, but that the former president seemed a tad "low energy."
"I was slightly bored. I'm not gonna lie, I did fall asleep," she said, though she added that she is "getting old" and her children awaken her early. While Kelly said "it was pretty powerful to listen to him list the accomplishments of his administration" and highlight problems with President Joe Biden's administration, she said that "Trump on prompter is just nowhere near as good as Trump off prompter."
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"In order to make America great ... again I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States," Trump said during the speech. "I am running because I believe the world has not yet seen the true glory of what this nation can be," he said.
Trump previously served as president from early 2017 through early 2021 after defeating Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election — but Trump lost the 2020 presidential contest to Biden.
While Trump still has a strong base of support within the GOP, he could potentially face Republican presidential primary challengers as he seeks to clinch the party's 2024 presidential nomination.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said during an appearance on CNN that he is mulling a presidential bid.
Former Vice President Mike Pence, who served alongside Trump, has indicated that he is prayerfully considering the potential of a White House bid.
House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik endorsed Trump's latest presidential bid last week before he even made the official announcement this week.