Trump criticizes Biden over vaccine mandates, inflation, the southern border crisis and more
Former President Donald Trump criticized the Biden administration on Friday in a lengthy interview about vaccine mandates, inflation, the southern border crisis and more, but still stopped getting the COVID-19 vaccine he was “very proud” of.
Trump told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney he “wanted” Biden to be “successful,” but claims his handling of COVID-19 and implementing vaccine mandates was a “disaster.”
‘Look, I wanted’ [Biden] to be successful overall on COVID — or as I call it, the China virus,” Trump told Varney of “Varney & Co.” on Friday.
“I wanted him to be successful. He has not been successful at all. It’s a disaster what happened.
“I think he’s done a terrible job with the coronavirus.”
Trump admitted he “didn’t want to talk too much with China” after COVID-19.
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Former President Donald Trump appeared on Stuart Varney’s show on Fox Friday to discuss the Biden administration, which he called a “disaster.”
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He also called for inflation, saying that “Americans are absolutely right” to believe the price hike is related to Biden’s policies.
“The Americans are absolutely right. And frankly, the pandemic – if you think about it – is probably bringing it down because you can’t really run your economy to that extent, and therefore you use less.
“I would think that the pandemic would certainly bring inflation down rather than increase it. I’ve seen him make that statement, and it’s just another mispronunciation.’
Sixty-seven percent of voters claim Biden’s policies are causing inflation, FOX Business reported.
He also called on Biden for the supply chain crisis, saying that “word” had never been heard of during his presidency.
“When I was president, we had never even heard of the word supply chains. That wasn’t even something I ever remembered at a hearing.’
Trump – who was famous for building a wall around the southern border of the US – also attacked the Biden administration for the crisis, calling it a “disgrace.”
“This is not what people expected. They lied the whole thing. He lied. This has never been anything like this, this is not a representative government,” he said.
Despite disagreeing with the vaccine mandates, Trump stuffed the vaccine and said, “I took the vaccine, I was proud to do it.” He also reminded the public that he has “saved tens of millions of people” by developing the vaccine so quickly
He reminded the public that, even if they do contract COVID-19, those who receive the vaccine are less likely to be hospitalized or face death.
Despite the Republican party’s hesitation against vaccines, Trump continued to use the vaccine his administration had developed in record time and distributed to the public several times during his appearance on the show.
The former president claimed he “wanted people to go out and get it,” but he “don’t want to force it on them.”
‘I do not like’ [vaccine mandates]”But look, I took them, I took the vaccine, I was proud to do it,” he said. “Someone said, ‘Oh sir, maybe it’s a bit controversial, don’t say it.’ It’s just the opposite. I am very proud.’
Trump made sure that his administration only needed “nine months” to develop the vaccine that would not be “feasible in five years.”
‘[Dr. Anthony] Fauci said it would take more than five years and who knows if it will work and it works really well. And even the people who get it don’t go to the hospital and don’t die.’
The former president claimed the vaccines saved “tens of millions of people around the world.”
Trump also spoke of his disdain for vaccine passes, such as New York City’s, which require citizens to show vaccination certificates to perform certain activities, as “crazy” and said those who have recovered from the virus have been “abused” .
He suggested handing out “cards” to those who have had the virus to be able to go outside and engage in activities because patients “will not get it or for the most part, again, will be very mild.”
Trump criticized Biden for high energy costs — such as gas that can reach $7.77 in certain parts of California — for high inflation
Trump said Biden’s mandates caused the supply chain crisis and that “what’s happening” is people “quitting their jobs.”
He also blamed the vaccine mandates on police shortages, noting that it was worse in “democratic areas.”
‘What they have done is a lot of mandates’ [that] cause the supply chain problem. That way I think you can say that what’s happening is people everywhere quitting their jobs,” he said.
“You look at the police in New York, you look at the police everywhere they refuse to go – in Democratic areas, I must say – that’s where the crime is and that’s where the police departments are decimated by the mandate.
“It’s terrible what they’re doing, I must say.”
The former president also brought up energy prices and how the US is no longer “energy independent” as it was when he left office, he claimed. He also said the US is now “begging for oil.”
Trump claimed the ‘word’ supply chain never existed during his presidency and he was never briefed on it, but it’s a huge factor in Biden’s presidency
“We were energy independent – basically I got gas prices this low, I was down to $1.78 and I was going out at about $1.86 a gallon. And I was actually worried about the industry, I had to pick it up a little bit,” he said.
“We were bigger than Saudi Arabia or Russia and we were energy independent and within a year I would have been bigger than Saudi Arabia and Russia combined.”
He also noted that energy has a lot to do with inflation and the reason gas prices are so high is because Biden is “panic”.
“That’s because he’s panicking. No one has ever seen what happens to energy. In California, it’s $7.77 in certain parts of California, and it tends to follow those numbers.”
“I was able to solve inflation very quickly.”
Trump strongly disagreed with Biden’s proposed plan to pay illegal immigrants segregated during the Trump administration while Americans still “live on the streets of San Francisco and New York”
Many immigrants flocked to the US in search of a new life, while many went to Texas
Trump’s biggest resentment with the border crisis was the fact that Americans were left out.
Trump said he has a problem with illegal immigrants being offered money while American citizens continue to live on the streets.
“What about our vets who live on the streets and what about our people who have to live on the streets of San Francisco and New York and everywhere, they get nothing.
“They get $450,000 to enter our country illegally.”
Biden had proposed a plan to pay illegal immigrants who were segregated during the Trump administration $450,000 per person.
Biden later denied that he would pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to immigrants. It is not known whether immigrants will receive any money.