Donald Trump warned that “cognitively impaired” Biden would lead the United States into “World War II” if re-elected to the top job, in a gaffe-laden speech Friday.
While addressing the Pray Vote Stand summit in Washington, the former president seemed to want to talk about “World War III,” not the conflict that ended in 1945.
“We have a totally corrupt man and the worst president in the history of our country, who is cognitively impaired, who is in no condition to lead, and who is now tasked with taking care of Russia and possible nuclear war,” he said.
“Think about it. We would very quickly be in World War II if we counted on this man, and far more devastating than any war.
“There will never be a war if this happens – there will never be a war like this. It will erase everything that exists, everyone, it will erase all countries.
Former US President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the conservative Christian summit “Pray Vote Stand” in Washington on September 15, 2023.
Last week, Trump told Megyn Kelly that Biden (pictured) was not “too old” for another term – he was just “blatantly incompetent.”
In another failure, Trump appeared to suggest he was beating former President Barack Obama in the 2024 polls – but managed to correct himself.
People pray and sing during a conservative Christian “Pray Vote Stand” summit in Washington on September 15, 2023.
In another fumble, he appeared to suggest he was beating former President Barack Obama in the 2024 polls – but managed to correct himself.
“As you know, crooked Joe Biden and radical left thugs used law enforcement as weapons to arrest their main political opponent, and many leaders, including Obama, I’ll tell you,” did he declare.
“You take a look at Obama and some of the things he’s done, it’s the same thing.”
Last week, Trump told Megyn Kelly that Biden wasn’t “too old” for another term — he was just “grossly incompetent.”
With just three years separating the two 2024 frontrunners, many are concerned about the increasing age of presidential candidates — as well as other congressional leaders.
Polls show that more than three-quarters of Americans believe that Biden, 80, is too old to stay in office for another four years.
But Trump told Kelly in a SiriusXM interview that age wasn’t the issue.
“I have a lot of friends who are over 80 years old. I have friends… who are over 90 years old and who are very sharp. Just, I mean, I would say, pretty much what they were. No, not old. He’s incompetent,” Trump said of Biden.
Republican presidential candidate and former Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the “Pray Vote Stand” summit in Washington.
Trump is the second oldest president after Biden. He was invested at the age of 70. He beat former President Ronald Reagan by about a year.
“Age is interesting because some people are very sharp and some people lose it, but you also lose it at 40 and 50,” Trump told Kelly. “But no, he’s not too old at all. He is clearly incompetent.
“Look at some of the great world leaders, they were 80 years old and they did it – I mean, Churchill, so many people. They were phenomenal at 80 years old. You know, there’s great wisdom if you’re not in a position like he was, but if you go back 25 years, he wasn’t the most skillful either.
Republican candidates for the 2024 election, including Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, descended on Washington for a series of rallies Friday, seeking to win over evangelical Republicans, a voting bloc likely to play a central role in the selection of a candidate for the 2024 presidential election.
Trump courted evangelical Christians and women at two back-to-back events in Washington on Friday — groups whose loyalty to him once seemed contradictory but who have now become an established part of his base.
The scandal-plagued candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination’s legal, moral and sexual escapades have earned him indictments, indictments and public contempt in many quarters.
But the support of his faithful remains strong.
A rock star of sorts among white evangelical Protestants, 84% of whom voted for him in 2020, Trump also stands out among women, winning 44% of their votes in the last election, according to the Pew Research Center.
“This election will decide whether America will be ruled by Marxist, fascist and communist tyrants who want to destroy the Judeo-Christian heritage,” Trump, 77, said at the summit, “or whether America will be saved by freedom that fears God. loving patriots like all the people in this room.
“Is he an imperfect individual? Of course. But most Christians will say that we are all sinners. Jesus is not on the ballot,” said William Wan, a 60-year-old Catholic engineer from Winter Garden, Fla., who attended the summit.
Trump’s lead over his Republican rivals is growing, according to a new poll, with the 91 charges against him appearing to only strengthen his appeal.
A Fox News poll conducted between September 9 and 12 of 1,012 voters shows that Trump now wins 60% of the vote.
His closest rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, had 13 percent.
A poll shows that more than three-quarters of Americans believe that Biden, 80, is too old to stay in office for another four years.
In January 2020, Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to attend the annual March for Life anti-abortion rally in Washington.
The four criminal charges against Trump have not dented his popularity: in early May, when only one of his four criminal charges had been filed, Trump was ahead of DeSantis by only 49 percent to 19 percent.
THE latest survey also shows that Trump’s decision to skip the first debate of the Republican primaries, held on August 23, did not harm him either.
Before the debate, Trump had 53 percent and DeSantis had 16 percent.
The third candidate, political newcomer Vivek Ramaswamy, held a steady 11 percent from August to September.
Nikki Haley, Trump’s former ambassador to the United Nations and former governor of South Carolina, saw a slight increase in her popularity after the debate, from 4 to 5 percent.
Mike Pence and Tim Scott remain at 3 percent, and Chris Christie at 2 percent.
“Unless something changes, this is Trump’s race to lose,” said Daron Shaw, a Republican pollster who conducted the Fox News poll with Democrat Chris Anderson.
“The question is, how likely is it that something will change enough to shake up Trump’s Republican supporters and cause them to turn to someone else?”