Former President Donald Trump, a man of many words, had a lot to say about President Biden’s future at a recent Fox News town hall-style event in Iowa. In true Trump fashion, he didn’t hold back in expressing his doubt that Biden would even make it to Election Day as the Democratic nominee. Trump called out the mainstream media for supposedly protecting Biden, despite what he sees as the president’s struggle to string together coherent sentences. According to Trump, Biden’s mental acuity is so lacking that he doubts Biden “makes it” and he’s “been saving that” revelation for just such an occasion. He’s convinced that Biden is in bad physical shape and doesn’t even know he’s alive – ouch.
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But Trump didn’t stop there. He also threw some shade at California Governor Gavin Newsom, whom he called “slick” but factually challenged. He seems to believe that Newsom could potentially step in, but he’s not exactly a shining example of accuracy. And in Trump’s eyes, Vice President Kamala Harris would be the Democrats’ best bet, as they are supposedly worried about losing support from Black voters.
And what about the potential dictatorship that Democrats claim would emerge from a second Trump term? He laughingly dismissed those concerns, but not without outlining some hardline policies he would implement first. Trump made it clear that he’s all about “closing the border” and boosting oil and gas drilling, but after that, he insists he won’t be a dictator.
Meanwhile, in the world of Republican politics, the upcoming presidential debate is causing quite the stir. The Republican National Committee announced that a few heavy hitters, including Governor Ron DeSantis, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, will be taking the stage. However, for the fourth time in a row, Trump is opting out, arguing that he’s already so far ahead in the polls that participating in the debate is essentially unnecessary.
And speaking of polls, Trump couldn’t resist boasting about his commanding leads in both the GOP nomination race and in battleground states against President Biden. He’s been wielding those numbers like a badge of honor, indicating that his campaign is more energized than ever. And just to drive the point home, he couldn’t resist taking a jab at his Republican competitors, likening their small, quiet gatherings to a quaint farm scene. According to Trump, his own events are “incredible” in comparison, and he gets a kick out of watching their modest affairs.
But Trump isn’t letting his guard down, as he’s convinced that the Democrats are so threatened by his potential candidacy that they’re funneling money into the campaigns of his rivals. In his view, the Democrats are desperate to stop him from clinching the nomination, even if it means propping up his opponents. Oh, the drama of politics!