Former President Donald Trump recently criticized the state of Joe Biden’s economy while simultaneously addressing attacks on his signature slogan, “Make America Great Again.” Trump sat down on “Kudlow” with Fox Business for an interview covering various topics.
Trump spoke about the disparities in job creation figures between his presidency and the current Biden administration. The former president noted that Biden has only created slightly over 2 million jobs in the first 30 months of his presidency, while Trump created almost 5 million during the same time frame.
Trump also acknowledged the rampant inflation that Americans have dealt with over the past couple of years. For example, mortgage rates have skyrocketed to over 7.5% versus the 2.65% rate they were at several years ago. Additionally, the price of groceries has risen approximately 20%, prices of commodities such as oil have driven gasoline up, and more.
Trump trashed Biden’s handling of this precarious economic situation, suggesting that Biden has wrongfully exaggerated the state of the American economy. The former president questioned claims that 13 million new jobs and roughly one million new manufacturing jobs had been created since 2021. “No one can find them,” Trump said. “Maybe [they’re counting the] recovery from COVID.”
During the segment, a montage showed Biden slamming the “Make American Great Again” platform that Donald Trump successfully ran on. It featured President Biden claiming that the MAGA plan was a version of “top-down, trickle-down economics that never worked.”
Trump slammed Biden after seeing the montage, referencing his questionable mental capacity, stating, “It’s amazing because you watch him, you don’t even think he’s going to get through the sentence – the stopping and the halting,” Trump continued, “But this guy is advising us he is the one negotiating with other countries. And, you know, we’re going to end up in a world war. So beyond taxes, I’m talking about how we have a man that’s grossly incompetent.”
Trump suggested that Biden refuses to state “Make America Great Again,” implying that Biden doesn’t even know what the acronym stands for. “He would not be able to say ‘Make America Great Again’ — He’s always saying ‘MAGA — those MAGA people’. But if you would say ‘what does MAGA stand for’, he wouldn’t know,” he said.
Trump stressed the importance of making America great again, restoring it to its former glory. The former president suggested that America’s reputation is declining worldwide, a far cry from the status maintained as the global leader following World War II.
“You have to use it because we don’t have a great country. We have a country that’s a laughingstock all over the world. We have a president who can’t properly represent us. He goes to meetings in foreign countries and he makes a fool out of himself. He’s a fool,” he said.
A statement from Trump recently addressed the looming legal case against him, where he stated, “All Of These Corrupt Democrat Attempts Will Fail,” when speaking about his indictment. “Ripping a page from Crooked Joe Biden’s playbook, Willis has strategically stalled her investigation to try and maximally interfere with the 2024 presidential race and damage the dominant Trump campaign. All of these corrupt Democrat attempts will fail,” the statement said.
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