Donald Trump has signalled he will run for president again in 2024 in his first interview on camera since leaving the White House.
The 45th president was asked by daughter-in-law Lara Lea Trump whether his supporters could hope on his running again and he replied: ‘You do have hope, that I can tell you, you do have hope. We love our country, this country, we all owe a lot to our country, but now we have to help our country.’
During the 20-minute interview Trump talked about Joe Biden falling on the stairs to Air Force One, how boring Twitter had become without him and how the woke mob’s cancelling of Dr Seuss and ‘obliteration’ of US culture delighted foreign adversaries, including China.
It was the 74-year-old’s first on-screen interview since losing to Biden in the general election and leaving D.C. under the cloud of the deadly Capitol Hill riot after he claimed the vote was rigged.
Trump opened the chat by skewering Biden’s first two months in power after he was asked about the 78-year-old’s debut White House press conference – a record-breaking 65 days after taking office.
‘Well I think the press conference is probably the least of it,’ Trump told his daughter-in-law. ‘People saw a lot of things happening long-prior to the press conference – and even the trip up the stairs – up and down, three times – there are a lot of things going on, so we’ll see what happens.
‘I hope he’s in good shape I hope he’s OK for the sake of the country.’
Donald Trump sat down with his daughter-in-law Lara Lea, Eric’s wife, for his first on-camera interview since leaving office
During the 20-minute interview Trump talked about Joe Biden falling on the stairs to Air Force One, how boring Twitter had become without him and how the woke mob’s cancelling of Dr Seuss made the US look absurd to its foreign adversaries, including China. It was the 74-year-old’s first on-screen interview since losing to Biden in the general election and leaving D.C. under the cloud of the deadly Capitol Hill riot after he claimed the vote was rigged.
Trump told his daughter-in-law that the woke mob was trying to ‘obliterate’ US culture which would delight China
Later Trump complained about the media’s coverage of how he had walked ‘inch by inch’ down a ramp at West Point, comparing it to the suppressed reporting of Biden’s fall.
‘But they covered that for weeks, and this guy falls down three times, he couldn’t get up, the third time he didn’t know where the hell he was.
‘And it was not on the evening news, other than a couple of networks, but it wasn’t ABC, CBS, NBC I don’t think, and it got almost no coverage. It’s incredible.’
Trump said it was a ‘sad situation’ because ‘we don’t have freedom of the press anymore.’
He also referred to how, during the campaign, Hunter Biden was not brought up by the media because that topic ‘was cancelled.’
During the campaign, the contents of an old laptop belonging to the president’s son emerged with video and images showing him engaged in sex and taking drugs.
It was dismissed by Biden supporters – and the pro-Democrat press – as having been handed to Trump’s campaign by Russians without any supporting evidence.
‘When they didn’t show any of that during the campaign, to me that was really the beginning, because it was bad it’s been bad for a really long time,’ Trump said.
The president claimed subsequent polls had shown it would have made a ten point difference in the election if the story had not been suppressed.
He spoke of a ‘new phase’ in the cancel culture where the news media are refusing to cover certain subjects for political reasons.
Trump later expanded on this ‘woke left’ theme, saying that it was a disgrace to the United States which damaged its reputation internationally.
‘I think that they [America’s allies and adversaries] cannot believe what is happening,’ the president said.
‘Can you imagine China looking at us and they’re talking about Dr Seuss and that was like the big thing of the day – but it’s gone beyond Seuss, they want to take down monuments to heroes, they want to obliterate our history.
‘Whether it is good or bad you learn from it, you have to learn from history and some is bad and some is good. I would say most of it’s good.
‘But they want to obliterate our past and what you have is you don’t have much of a country left.
‘I think China is very happy now and I think that Russia and a lot of other countries are very happy. They look at what is going on and they don’t believe it.’
The President then lost his balance again and fell to his knees on the carpeted stairs
Donald Trump Jr. said it was ‘no wonder’ the US was being attacked by ‘enemies’ Russia and China when Biden’s health is in question
Trump said that the social media giants were also bound up in this woke culture, telling Lara: ‘Twitter has gotten very boring, a lot of people are leaving Twitter.’
He referenced the possibility, which has been previously discussed, about his starting a new social media platform.
‘So I think there’s room for something and I bring a lot of people with me, so we’ll see,’ Trump said.
He added that he ‘loved’ how his team were now putting out press releases which he described as an ‘elegant’ solution.
Trump was kicked off Twitter, Facebook and numerous other social media sites in the wake of the Capitol siege.
The former president skewered Biden’s first two months in office, claiming that the Democrat has brought in socialist policies that would make even Bernie Sanders blush.
He said: ‘The things that [Biden] said – and whether we debate it or whether he just made statements – all of those things are not what he’s doing.
‘[The agenda] is more liberal, more radical than Bernie Sanders ever had in mind. Bernie could not be happier, but this is something Bernie would have never suggested, he never talked about what he’s doing to destroy energy and the second amendment.’
Trump said: ‘All of things that he’s doing – raise taxes to the biggest levels in history – those were not things that were discussed at all during the election.’
Trump said that he had rebuilt the US military to its strongest ever levels, that he had brought in the biggest tax cuts and cut regulations to their lowest in years.
But he warned that ‘all of this will erode’ because of the green agenda which the Democrats are intent on pushing through.