Trump Criticizes Biden's Denials in Fiery Interview
In a rare first network news interview after leaving office, former President Donald Trump blasted President Joe Biden's false remarks over the past few weeks.
During the “Meet the Press” interview on NBC, Trump said Biden lied about being at the site of the 9/11 attacks, flying planes, and even his golf handicap.
“Look at all the lies he’s told over the past couple of weeks. He said he was at the World Trade Center, and he wasn’t. He said he flew airplanes. He didn’t. He said he drove trucks, and he didn’t. Everything he says is like a lie. It’s terrible,” Trump said.
The President's repeated blunders have raised questions about his mental well-being, leading to an impeachment inquiry launched by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
The most recent gaffe occurred at a 9/11 remembrance event at a military base in Alaska, where Biden falsely claimed to have visited Ground Zero the day after the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York.
In response to questions during the White House’s press briefing, National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby avoided a response, merely saying the president was “deeply touched.”
Trump, who did visit Ground Zero days after the attacks, insisted Biden’s claim to have had a golf handicap of six is also false.
As the host attempted to focus the discussion on the former president instead of Biden, Trump retorted, “Well, I’d like you to, but you keep interrupting me.”
At another White House press briefing last week, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre walked out when a member of the press pool asked about a poll that suggests 61% of Americans believe Biden lied about his son’s business dealings.
When Wendler asked Trump for his thoughts about his mugshot from a recent case related to Mar-a-Lago, he said he sees “somebody that loves this country” in the photo. He decried the “tremendous unfairness” and noted that “very few people would have been able to handle what I handled.”
Trump also refuted the charge that he asked a staffer to delete security camera footage so it wouldn’t get into the hands of investigators, calling it a “fake charge” made by a “deranged lunatic prosecutor.” He said he’d testify to it under oath.
In conclusion, the President's false claims have caused questions to arise about not only his mental state but his credibility. As the public awaits answers, Trump's interview on NBC appears to be his clearest stand against the Biden administration yet.