Former US president Donald Trump launched a scathing attack on his successor, Joe Biden, accusing him of incompetence and insanity in a fiery rant on his Truth Social platform. Trump claimed that Biden’s policies had caused significant damage to the country and called for an immediate halt to what he referred to as the “invasion” of the United States. He further criticized Biden’s mental capabilities, comparing them to that of a first-grader.
In his strongly-worded statement, Trump blamed Biden for the nation’s supposed decline, particularly highlighting the impact of Biden’s open borders policy. Trump labeled the situation at the border a “catastrophe” and argued that it could potentially go down in history as the biggest mistake ever made in the United States.
Trump continued to unleash a barrage of insults against Biden, branding him as both dumb and incompetent while also suggesting that he had gone mad. The former president pointed to what he deemed as Biden’s disastrous environmental policies and his purported weaponization of the Department of Justice and the FBI.
One major area of contention between the two leaders is immigration. Trump claimed that Biden’s reversal of his immigration policies had led to an unprecedented surge in illegal migration, with an estimated 7 million unauthorized immigrants entering the country since Biden assumed office. These figures were reportedly provided by the Federation of American Immigration Reform.
At the same time, Trump faced legal troubles of his own. He pleaded not guilty to a new set of charges related to the alleged mishandling of classified information. Trump criticized Biden and the Justice Department, accusing them of spearheading a “witch hunt” against him. According to Trump, this investigation is driven by personal resentment and an attempt to undermine his potential candidacy in the 2024 election.
During a recent speech in Alabama, Trump vowed to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the “Biden crime family” if he were to be reelected. Despite his legal battles, Trump and Biden would reportedly be neck and neck if a rematch of the 2020 election were held today, according to a recent poll conducted by the New York Times/Siena College. Each candidate enjoyed support from 43% of respondents.
Both Trump and Biden continue to attract strong support from their respective bases, as demonstrated by their lead in primary polls. However, a recent Economist-YouGov poll revealed that both candidates also have high unfavorability ratings. This suggests that they are not universally popular among voters.
While Trump’s supporters appear to be energized by his legal challenges, Biden’s approval rating remains low. An IBD/TIPP poll found that only 38% of Americans approve of Biden’s performance as president. Within his own party, his support hovers at around 65%. Concerns about inflation, stagnant wages, and rising gas prices were cited as reasons for this dissatisfaction. Additionally, a poll conducted in May indicated that a majority of respondents believed Biden was not mentally fit for a second term.
In conclusion, the rivalry between Donald Trump and Joe Biden continues to escalate, with each accusing the other of incompetence and wrongdoing. As Trump faces legal challenges and Biden grapples with low approval ratings, the political landscape remains turbulent and unpredictable.