In his response to the State of the Union speech, former President Donald Trump slammed Vice President Joe Biden and threatened to “end the destruction of our country” if he were to win the presidency again in 2024.
The 76-year-old Trump referred to his two-minute response to Biden’s 72-minute speech as the “real state of the union” and untruthfully credited the 80-year-old president for making a stronger finish to his speech than he had at the beginning, possibly in reference to Biden incorrectly referring to Sen. Chuck Schumer as the Senate minority leader.
“Look, he worked hard tonight, it’s not a natural thing for him, it never was, and never will be, but you’ve got to give him credit for trying. I disagree with him on most of his policies, but he put into words what he felt, and he ended the evening far stronger than he began. Give him credit for that,” Trump stated in a post on Truth Social where he also provided his official denial.
Trump attacked Biden’s record on border security, crime, the economy, free speech, foreign policy, and other topics in the pre-recorded video short.
“Over the past two years under Biden, millions and millions of illegal aliens from 160 different countries have stormed across our southern border. Drug cartels are now raking in billions of dollars from smuggling poison to kill our people and to kill our children, savage killers, rapists and violent criminals are being released from jail to continue their crime wave.”
He added, “Biden and the radical Democrats have wasted trillions of dollars and caused the worst inflation in half a century. Real wages are down 21 months in a row. Gas prices have soared. And are now going up much higher than even before and the typical American family is paying $2,200 in increased energy and food costs each year.”