Former President Donald Trump expressed doubts about current President Joe Biden’s likelihood of seeking re-election for a second term during an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Tuesday.
The interview, which will air on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” is Trump’s first interview since his arraignment in New York City last week on charges of felony business record falsification. During the interview, Trump discussed the Biden re-election bid, as well as his own indictment.
Biden, who is 80 years old, has yet to make an official announcement about whether he will seek re-election. On Monday, in an interview with NBC meteorologist Al Roker, Biden said, “I plan on running,” however, he followed up with “but we’re not prepared to announce it yet.”
When Carlson asked Trump if he thought Biden would run for a second term, Trump said he did not think Biden could handle the rigors of another campaign. He noted that Biden gave a long-winded answer to a simple question asked by Roker.
“Look, I watch him just like you do. And I think it’s almost inappropriate for me to say it – I don’t see how it’s possible,” Trump said. “But there’s something wrong. I saw his answer on television about whether or not he was going to run, to a very nice guy named Al Roker. … [Biden gave] a long answer about the eggs and this and that — look, I don’t think he can.”
Presidents who have formally declined re-election bids in the past include Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman, James Polk, Rutherford Hayes, and James Buchanan. Biden, if he won re-election, would be the oldest president to be inaugurated, as he would be 82 on his prospective 2025 inauguration. Trump was the oldest president to be sworn in, aged 70 at his 2017 inauguration.
Trump also discussed his arraignment last week before a New York County, N.Y. courtroom. He said some staff and officers at the lower Manhattan courthouse were visibly emotional seeing him booked.
“They were incredible,” he said. “When I went to the courthouse which is also a prison in a sense, they signed me in and I’ll tell you people were crying – people that … professionally work there that have no problems putting in murderers and they see everybody.”
The Democratic prosecutor who brought the case, Alvin Bragg, on Tuesday sued House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, over his attempted oversight of the indictment, and the committee’s attempt to speak with former Bragg associate Mark Pomerantz.
Trump also went into Biden’s reckless words and Tucker’s face said it all.
Tucker’s face omg pic.twitter.com/RsJMfJk3cH
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) April 12, 2023