This had to sting.
In an interview with Fox News, former President Donald Trump spoke about his views on the state of the country under President Joe Biden and his thoughts on running for 2024.
Speaking on the first year of Biden’s presidency, Trump said, “I had no idea the country could go down so badly and so quickly.” He would criticize several issues that have defined Biden’s administration, from a problematic supply chain to a lacking foreign policy.
While discussing the supply chain crisis facing the U.S., the former President said that the “word supply chain never really came up,” during his administration. Before adding that during his administration, “everything was running like a fine-tuned machine. “We didn’t have any problems with supply chain,” Trump stated before mentioning that he had traveled to Los Angeles and had never seen anything like the “thousands” of containers “stacked up to the sky.”
The supply chain problems have now started affecting the former President’s endeavors. In December, Trump released “Our Journey Together,” his first book since leaving the office. Handwritten captions accompany the images within the picture book, already selling 200,000 copies of the coffee-table-style book.
In a second run of the book, his publisher, Winning Team Publishers, would print 300,000 books. Yet Trump noted the difficulties, saying, “they don’t even have paper.” He continued to list other crucial elements needed to publish a book, “they have no glue, they have no leather… the outside binding.”
After criticizing Biden’s first year in office, Trump reflected on his own, saying that “very early on” his administration accomplished “the greatest tax cuts in history, the greatest regulation cuts in history,” before mentioning they had “rebuilt the military.” He added that his administration also accomplished something other Presidents couldn’t –– ANWR. Before lamenting that Biden terminated it.
“I’m watching what’s happening to our country, and our country is being destroyed. Destroyed… Our dignity, our strength, it is being sapped and destroyed.”
The interview also touched on foreign policy, with Trump saying that under the leadership of Biden, the country was looking “weak, indecisive and incompetently run.” He pointed to Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran, where the U.S. seemed to hold no meaningful influence, saying, “North Korea is sending up missile after missile and very importantly, Iran is having a lot of fun doing whatever they want.”
The interview ended with Trump discussing his plans to run for reelection in 2024. Although Trump didn’t definitively affirm his plans, he alluded to it. “I think you’re going to see a lot of people are going to be very happy.”