Now that President Joe Biden has officially entered the White House race, former President Donald Trump is turning his criticism away from DeSantis and, instead, focusing his attacks on Biden.
On Thursday (April 27), at a 2,000-strong rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, Trump attacked Biden, questioning Biden’s competence and ability to serve a second term as President.
While addressing his supporters, Trump sounded like a candidate campaigning in the general election: He pointed to recent polls showing him beating his confirmed and potential competitors in the upcoming GOP primary, mocking some of those Candidates. However, most of his attention was on Biden, with a possible 2024 rematch on the cards.
The former President ridiculed Biden as being “grossly incompetent” as a President, insisting Biden has “no idea what he’s doing.”
Trump went on to lament inflation that has resulted in rising gas and other goods prices under Biden’s leadership and pointed to the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, arguing it as proof Biden shouldn’t be given a second term.
In his attack on Biden, Trump also highlighted Thursday’s gross domestic product report, which showed the economy grew 1.1 percent for the first quarter of 2023.
Trump declared that Biden’s “calamitous” Presidency made it “almost inconceivable” that he would consider running for re-election.
While Trump has publicly questioned why he should participate in this summer’s primary debate when he has a significant lead over the other candidates, he revealed that he is looking forward to the debate with Biden.