Former President Donald Trump, during a rally in Fort Dodge, Iowa, sharply criticized President Joe Biden’s recent meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
Trump’s comments came just 58 days before the anticipated Iowa caucus. He targeted Biden, labeling him as “crooked” and suggesting that Biden appeared utterly lost during his interaction with Xi in San Francisco.
“Crooked Joe Biden was in San Francisco for a summit with China looking like he had absolutely no idea where he was, what was happening, what the hell he was supposed to do,” Trump said.
“He’s strong, like granite … I know him very well, President Xi of China … these are very smart people. But they’re dealing with very stupid people. Our leader is a stupid person. … This is the guy we have keeping us out of nuclear war.”
Trump also touched on his own legal challenges, comparing them to those of notorious gangster Alphonse Capone. He highlighted the number of times he has been indicted, using this to underscore his aggressive stance against Biden.
“And by the way, I’ve been indicted more times than Alphonse Capone. He’s the most vicious of all gangsters. … He was indicted one time, I was indicted four times. Once I got indicted the first time though, I said now the gloves are off,” Trump stated. “Because out of respect for the office of the presidency – very important – I never hit him this hard. But now I say it. He’s the most incompetent president we’ve ever had.”
In the context of the upcoming elections, Trump’s remarks come at a time when Biden has been losing ground in hypothetical general election polls against him. Trump is currently leading in the Republican primary polls for the nomination, holding a strong lead in the Iowa primary with an estimated 44.9% as of November 16, according to data from FiveThirtyEight. This rally and Trump’s comments reflect the intensifying political climate as the 2024 election approaches.
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