Donald Trump mocked his successor in an interview taped Friday where he questioned whether Joe Biden is running the country after he called Vice President Kamala Harris the president during a graduation commencement speech.
He told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo in the interview that aired Sunday that ‘in the truest sense’ Biden is ‘not running the country.’ Trump specifically pointed to Biden repeatedly referring to Harris as the president and flip flopping from one day to the next on issues he supports.
The former president also told Bartiromo that he hopes for a rematch with Hillary Clinton in 2024 – even though he has not yet announced he is running. And he praised the relationship he forced with Xi Jinping when he was in the White House, even though the Chinese leader is a ‘killer.’
Bartiromo said to Trump in the pre-recorded interview that aired Sunday on her Fox program Sunday Morning Futures. ‘Just today, [Biden] called Kamala Harris president again.’
‘Oh geez,’ Trump interjected.
‘Do you think someone else is directing him?’ she asked.
‘Well, I never called Mike Pence president,’ Trump chuckled.
‘I’ll tell you,’ he continued. ‘I can’t imagine what’s going on. It’s hard to believe.’
‘Who’s running the country?’ Bartiromo posed to Trump.
‘Well, think of it,’ he started. ‘It was so obvious in this case’ that he is not in charge.
Donald Trump sat down for a wide-range interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Friday, which aired on Sunday Morning Futures
Trump mocked Joe Biden’s latest gaffe by saying, ‘I never called Mike Pence president,’ said he hopes for a 2024 rematch with Hillary Clinton and praised his relationship with ‘killer’ Chinese President Xi Jinping
On Friday, Biden gave the commencement address at South Carolina State University – the day after the White House was forced to clarify Harris’s comments that she and the president had not discussed plans for his reelection.
Biden’s Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters that the president still plans to stand again in 2024 with Harris as his running mate.
However, a momentary slip during his speech resulted in him promoting Harris to the top job as he discussed historically black colleges and universities.
‘But all kidding aside, of course, President Harris is a proud Howard alum,’ Biden said during his opening remarks.
Bartiromo also brought up Hillary Clinton saying a 2024 presidential win for Trump would mean an end to democracy.
‘Will this be a rematch?’ the pro-Trump reporter asked.
‘Oh, I have no idea,’ Trump said. ‘I hope so – I mean, I’d like that.’
‘But look – the woman’s crooked as can be,’ he continued. ‘She cheated in the election, they spied on my campaign. Remember I put out that little statement, ‘They’re spying on my campaign’? And all hell broke out. You know why it broke out? Because they knew I was right.’
President Biden delivered a commencement speech at South Carolina State University Friday where he said: ‘But all kidding aside, of course, President Harris is a proud Howard alum’
At the same time Trump’s interview aired on Fox, his former competitor Clinton had an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on his Sunday morning show GPS.
Trump also told Bartiromo that China owes $60 trillion in reparations for COVID-19 damages while receiving pushback from the Fox News host when lading his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Bartiromo asked Trump about U.S. relations with China.
‘You know, I had a great relationship with President Xi,’ Trump said as part of a glowing assessment of his rapport with Xi. ‘I really believe he liked me, and I like him. I had a great relationship—’
The Fox host cut Trump off, threw her arms in the air and said: ‘He’s a killer!’
‘He is a killer,’ Trump concurred. ‘But I had a great relationship with him.’
Trump said that COVID was the turning point in his relationship with Xi.
‘They really destroyed the whole world,’ he said.