Former President Donald Trump recently sat down for a conversation with the folks over at Breitbart News where he made a shocking prediction, stating if he does nab the GOP presidential nomination, he will not be facing off against President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in the general election. There are actually a lot of people who are starting to share that belief, especially with Biden’s numbers continuing to slide down into the ninth circle of hell and Harris’ numbers being essentially non-existent.
When you look at how badly Biden has done as our commander-in-chief, it’s not surprising to think Democrats might want to have someone else be the nominee for their party. We’ve even had some leftist lawmakers express that sentiment. Then, of course, there’s questions about Biden’s fitness for duty, given how often he falls going up the stairs and on stage during speaking engagements, his need for “cheat sheets” and other helps and aids when delivering addresses, and his consistent loss of concentration during interviews.
In other words, Biden hasn’t really given his own party a whole lot to work with when it comes to supporting his reelection efforts.
The former president stated that he hopes Biden manages to somehow hang on to the Democratic nomination, but “can’t believe he’s going to be the nominee.”
“He’s a cheater. He’s a scoundrel. He’s a bad guy,” Trump said during the interview with Breitbart News, speaking of Biden. “But in his life, he’s always been able to convince people he’s this really nice guy. I laugh when they say, ‘Trump is the evil one, and he’s the nice one.’ That’s the one thing he’s been able to do. All you have to do is look at his credentials. When you compare him today to 15 or 20 years ago, he’s a different kind of a guy. The guy can’t talk. The guy can’t put two sentences together. So I do think this: I cannot believe he’s going to be the nominee. I hope he is. But I can’t believe he’s going to be the nominee.”
Here’s more from Breitbart’s report:
Trump’s comments came during a lengthy interview, which was more than two hours long, at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday evening. They come just weeks from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries, where Trump is dominating in GOP polling, leading all his intra-party challengers significantly. If Trump is able to lock down victories in both — the Iowa caucuses come on January 15, and the New Hampshire primary is eight days later — he will, in all likelihood, emerge from these contests as the presumptive GOP nominee for president in 2024. This broader interview with Breitbart News focused on his plans to win the general election in 2024, assuming he gets the nomination again, major issues he intends to tackle should he win back the presidency, as well as the future of the populist right both here in the United States and abroad.
Asked who he thinks will replace Biden on the Democrat side atop the ticket, Trump said he does not know, but he does not think Harris will make it either. He said some Democrats would argue that if not Biden, it has to be Harris because of the promise Biden made to Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) to pick a black woman as his running mate — which was essential for Clyburn’s backing in 2020 that helped Biden secure the nomination with a resounding victory in the Democrat primary in South Carolina. But Trump said he thinks that Harris’s weaknesses, as evidenced by her failures on major national policy items, will prove too daunting for Democrats and that they will need to drop her as well.
“I don’t know,” Trump stated. “There’s a whole thing that it has to be Kamala because of the whole deal with [Clyburn]. I don’t think they’ll get her by.”
Breitbart once again asked the former commander-in-chief what he thinks will be the outcome for Democrats if they opt not to run a Biden/Harris ticket and who he thinks they might pick as replacements. He answered by stating he’s not sure who could fill in for the incumbents, believing the whole mess will devolve into a “free-for-all” with a number of Democrats fighting each other for the top position.
“That I can’t tell you,” Trump remarked. “There will be a point at which it’s a free-for-all. I don’t think that Biden will make it to the gate.”
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