Donald Trump mocked his successor in a taped interview Friday as he questioned whether Joe Biden was running the country after Vice President Kamala Harris called the president during his graduation speech.
He told Fox News Maria Bartiromo in the interview that aired Sunday that Biden “is in the truest sense of the word ‘not running the country.'” Trump specifically noted that Biden has repeatedly referred to Harris as president and has flipped from day to day on the issues he supports.
He also told former President Bartiromo that he hopes to rematch with Hillary Clinton in 2024 – although he has yet to announce he will run. He praised the relationship he had with Xi Jinping when he was in the White House, even though the Chinese leader was a “murderer.”
Bartheromo told Trump in the pre-recorded interview that aired Sunday on her Fox Sunday Morning Futures show. ‘Today only , [Biden] Kamala Harris called the chief again.
Trump interrupted him, “Oh my God.”
“Do you think someone else is directing him?” She asked.
“Well, I’ve never called Mike Pence for president,” Trump said with a laugh.
He continued, “I will tell you.” I can not imagine what happens. It’s hard to believe.
“Who runs the country?” Ask Barthyromu to Trump.
“Okay, think about it,” he began. “He was very clear in this case” that he is not responsible.
Donald Trump sat down for an extensive interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Friday, which aired on Sunday Morning Futures.
Trump mocked Joe Biden’s recent gaffes by saying ‘I’ve never called President Mike Pence’, said he hoped for a 2024 rematch with Hillary Clinton and praised his relationship with China’s ‘killer’ Xi Jinping
Later on Sunday a A visibly weary Trump spoke briefly at Christmas mass at First Baptist Church in Dallas. Former first lady Melania Trump did not attend.
The former president spent nearly 10 minutes thanking his supporters as well as law enforcement and the military, was noticeably less enthusiastic and spoke more slowly than in his usual public appearance. Without mentioning him by name, he once again targeted his rival, President Joe Biden, for the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“The way we left, it was like we left in a state of surrender,” Trump said.
He also promised Melania to be with him “next time” despite her absence at most of his recent public appearances since they left the White House.
I said, “Don’t worry, I’ll do this on my own” and she said “I’d love to go.” Now that you see how beautiful that is, she will be very upset with me, he said.
He didn’t elaborate what his wife, who is getting her hands on a new venture in the NFTs, was doing instead.
Trump appeared on stage in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the crowded giant church on Sunday afternoon
Speak for about 10 minutes but avoid any political or campaign speech likely to conflict with current election laws
On Friday, Biden delivered his commencement speech at South Carolina State University — the day after forcing the White House to clear Harris’ comments that she and the president had not discussed his reelection plans.
Biden’s principal deputy press secretary, Karen Jean-Pierre, told reporters that the president still plans to stand again in 2024 with Harris as his running mate.
However, a temporary slip-up during his speech led to him promoting Harris to the highest position where he discussed historically black colleges and universities.
“But regardless of the banter, of course, President Harris is proud of the Howard alum,” Biden said during his opening remarks.
Bartiromo also spoke of Hillary Clinton saying that a Trump presidential victory in 2024 would mean the end of democracy.
“Will this be a second match?” asked the pro-Trump reporter.
“Oh, I have no idea,” Trump said. “I hope so — I mean, I would.”
“But look – the woman is as crooked as possible,” he continued. They cheated on the elections and spied on my campaign. Do you remember I made that little statement, “They’re spying on my campaign”? And all hell broke out. Do you know why it broke out? Because they knew I was right.
President Biden delivered his inaugural address at South Carolina State University on Friday where he said, “But aside from joking, of course, President Harris is proud of Howard alum.”
At the same time as Trump’s interview aired on Fox, former rival Clinton interviewed CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on his morning show GPS.
Trump also told Bartiromo that China owes $60 trillion in compensation for COVID-19 damages while receiving opposition from the Fox News host when communicating his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Barthrumo asked Trump about US relations with China.
“As you know, I had a wonderful relationship with President Xi,” Trump said in a glowing assessment of his relationship with Xi. I really think he loved me, and I love him. I had a great relationship-“
The Fox host cuts off Trump, throws her arms in the air and says, “He’s a killer!”
Trump agreed, saying, “He’s a killer.” “But I had a great relationship with him.”
Trump said the coronavirus was the turning point in his relationship with Xi.
“They really destroyed the whole world,” he said.