Former president Donald Trump issued a series of sharp criticisms against President Joe Biden during a campaign stop in New Hampshire this weekend. The former president’s statements are his strongest yet after a series of Democrats and media reports described him as a threat to American democracy if elected to a second term.
The former president told an audience in Durham, New Hampshire that as long as Biden is president, “the American dream is dead.” He said that the current president is “truly the worst, most incompetent and most corrupt president in the history of our country.”
Trump also described the country as currently being in “hell.”
Trump focused on a number of issues, including the current chaos on the U.S.-Mexico frontier, which Trump called an “open border.” There has been a surge of migrants since Biden took office in 2021, especially since he announced the end of the Trump administration’s Title 42 asylum policy.
Trump said that he would end the border issues “on my first day back in the White House.” He added that the influx of migrants is “poisoning the blood of our country.”
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Trump also criticized Biden over recent media remarks that Trump was a threat to the American republic and reiterated the idea that the president himself threatened democracy.
“You know, we talk about democracy,” Trump said. “But the whole world is watching the persecution of a political opponent that’s kicking his ass.”
Trump cited Russian President Vladimir Putin in his criticism of Biden. Putin called the indictment of the former president a “persecution of [Biden’s] political rival. Trump quoted the Russian president as calling the current situation the “rottenness of the American political system, which cannot pretend to teach others about democracy.”
During a New York Young Republicans event last week, Trump said that accusations that he would act as a dictator were a “hoax.”
Trump said that he would not be a dictator “except for day one.”
The former president’s words were well-received by both the New York and the New Hampshire crowds.