Former President Donald Trump spoke out this week to rip into Joe Biden for how he has handled his presidency so far.
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld said that while Biden may have a dearth of “mean tweets” compared to Trump, we now “have a really nice president and the country is in the crapper.”
“I don’t know if he is a nice president,” Trump replied. “But I can tell you the country has never been more unsafe – we have people pouring in through the southern border, which people are forgetting about because of the travesty of Afghanistan.”
Gutfeld then asked Trump about the Democrat ideology, which he believes is the reason for the left’s aversion to “incentivization,” using the border as an example.
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“If you introduce friction on the border, you reduce immigration. They don’t understand that,” he said.
Trump responded by saying that it may not be a lack of understanding of cause-and-effect or incentivization, but more an issue of “gross incompetence.”
“The only thing good for them about Afghanistan is it makes what they’re doing at the border look good,” he said. “Because that was the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen. ‘We don’t want a wall, we don’t want this, just let people come through’. It’s a disaster. It was the safest border we ever had.”
Trump went on to say that when it comes to the disaster in Afghanistan, it proves that it is better to be feared than be respected.
“They don’t fear [Biden],” he said of the Taliban, remembering his own negotiations with Taliban, and now de facto Afghan federal, leader Abdul Baradar last year.
“It’s a question of respect and being smart: I dealt with Abdul — He’s now the head of Taliban and was the head of the Taliban when I dealt with him,” Trump explained.
“I started off very tough. ‘You’re going to pay tremendous consequences…’ It was bad – and they understood what I said – and there was no way they were going to do anything to us – we could have taken our time, one year or two years [to withdraw],” he said.
Later in the interview, Trump said that being president is a tough job, and that Biden has shown that he is simply not strong enough to be an effective leader.
“I had to survive. The survival was much tougher,” Trump said. I had fake Mueller people coming after me … And it began when I came down the escalator [in Trump Tower in Manhattan]. We did a great job. I rebuilt the military. All that beautiful stuff, that brand-new stuff. And you know who has it now? The Taliban: I built it for the Taliban… it’s a disgrace.”
We would all be better off as Americans if the 2020 election was not stolen from President Trump. Here’s hoping that by 2024, enough voters will have seen that so that Trump can be put back in the White House, where he belongs.
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