Former President Donald Trump criticized President Biden in his State of the Union address and vowed to “end the destruction of our country” if re-elected to the White House in 2024.
Trump, 76, called his two-minute rebuttal of Biden’s 72-minute speech “the real state of the union” and sincerely credited the 80-year-old president for finishing the speech. “Stronger than he started” — a possible reference to Biden’s falsely calling Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
“Look, he worked really hard tonight, it’s not something that comes naturally to him, it never was, and it never will be, but you have to give him credit for trying. I agree with him on most of his policies. I don’t agree, but he put into words what he felt, and he made the evening stronger than he started. Give him credit for it,” Trump said in a truthful social post. where he shared his official denial.
In a pre-taped video clip, Trump criticized Biden’s record on border security, crime, the economy, free speech, foreign policy, and other issues.
“Over the last two years under Biden, millions and millions of illegal aliens from 160 different countries have stormed our southern border. Drug cartels are now making billions from smuggling poison to kill our people and kill our children. Dollars are being made, brutal murderers, rapists and violent criminals are being released from prisons to continue their crime spree.
Biden and the radical Democrats have wasted trillions of dollars and caused the worst inflation in half a century. Real wages have fallen for 21 consecutive months. Gas prices went up. And now they’re growing a lot more than ever before and the typical American family is paying $2,200 a year in energy and food costs,” Trump said.
Next, the former president alleged that Biden had “weaponized” the Justice Department to target Republicans like himself, and that the Biden administration was trying to “discriminate and distort” children and start another world war. moving towards
“Joe Biden’s Weaponized Justice Department — And I’m Its Victim” is persecuting his political opponents. His administration is waging a war against freedom of expression. And above all, he is the most corrupt president in American history. And it’s not even close,” Trump said.
To close his rebuttal, Trump offered an optimistic vision of what America would look like in a second Trump term.
“[W]They are going to reverse every single crisis, calamity and calamity that Joe Biden has created. I am running for president to reverse the destruction of our country and complete the unfinished business of making America great again. We will make our country better than ever, and we will always put America first, Trump’s brief speech concluded.
Trump announced the launch of his 2024 White House bid in November and is the only declared GOP presidential candidate so far, although former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is expected to join the race later this month.
Republican Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump’s former press secretary, gave the official GOP response to Biden’s State of the Union and did not mention Trump by name.