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Trump On Biden’s First Months: Would Be Biggest Story Of The Year If A Republican Fell Down Stairs

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Former President Donald Trump gave his first sit-down television interview on Monday night since leaving office where he weighed in on a wide range of issues, including President Biden’s first months in office.

Fox News host Sean Hannity brought up Biden’s fitness for office, saying that Biden “looks extraordinarily weak, frail.”

“I think it’s very transparent, he’s struggling cognitively,” Hannity said. “He usually averages less. We follow his schedule very closely, less than one event a day. What do you see? How do you grade him three months in?”

“So he’s going to be 79 years old. That is not old,” Trump responded. “I know many people in their late 80s that are just as good as they were years ago. I spoke to one who’s 92 years old. He said, ‘I feel better than I did 20 years ago.’ Seventy-eight, 79 is not old. But he, you know, look, I don’t think it’s even appropriate for me to comment on that. It sort of speaks for itself. I mean people can make their own determination.”

“I know that if it were me, they would be up and down going crazy,” Trump continued. “But I had an instance where on a slippery, slippery ramp, piece of steel, very steep and very long, no railings, no nothing and it was pouring at West Point. And the last thing I want to do is go down because when Gerald Ford went down, it was not good. Now when Biden went down the press didn’t cover it.”

Trump said that if Biden were a Republican that it would be “the biggest story for the rest of the year.”

Trump also weighed in on how America’s enemies are acting now that they are facing a new presidential administration.

“Well, something’s going on because they never did this with me, that I can tell you. Nobody was tougher on Russia. And frankly, getting along with Vladimir Putin is a good thing. And I got along with him very well,” Trump said. “The relationship was very good, very strong. But they never encircled Ukraine. And they never in Taiwan, China, they never sent warships all over the place like they’re doing now. It looks very serious going on with Taiwan.”

“So now there something’s going on with Taiwan,” Trump said. “Something maybe is going on with Ukraine. This never was a big subject when I was president.”

WATCH:

TRANSCRIPT PROVIDED VIA FOX NEWS:

SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS HOST: And welcome to Hannity and tonight we are broadcasting from the always beautiful Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida where in just moments, the 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump will join us for his first sit-down television interview since leaving the White House. No topic is off limits, no question off the table.

We’ll cover Joe Biden, we’ll cover the radical left, the green new deal, the future of the GOP, 2022 and 2024, the crisis which is our southern border, the media, the “mob” as I call them and everything in between.

Without a doubt, President Trump remains the most dominant force in American politics, even now three months removed from the Washington swamp. When Donald Trump talks, people listen. So tonight, for the full hour, we welcome the 45th President of the United States.

President Trump, good to see you.

DONALD TRUMP, 45TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Well, thank you very much, Sean.

Hannity: All right, so I know a lot of people that are around you every day. This is what they’re all telling me. You were working as hard as you did when you were in the White House, except you play a little golf more, that you’re keeping an insane schedule, seven days a week. You really don’t stop.

Trump: Well, we’re seeing a lot of people. We’re seeing a lot of good Republicans and a lot of good Americans, in some cases, great Americans. And we are working very hard. And a lot of things to do plus some getting more involved for a long time, years I wasn’t involved with the business. I’m more involved in the business. We’ll see what I do with respect to that. But the business is doing well. And we’re doing well.

It’s been five and a half years of investigations and hoaxes. And I see something came out just yesterday about the Russia, Russia, Russia was a total phony deal. And they hate to admit it but intelligence came out —

Hannity: That was — that was — and they were putting a bounty —

Trump: Yeah, a bounty. It’s a big bounty deal. And now they say that it was a hoax, just like everything else. So it’s a sad thing. You get impeached for doing nothing wrong. Then you get a second impeachment for doing nothing wrong.

And so it’s been pretty wild when you think about it and very unfair. And so we’re working very hard. And I think we’re — you’re going to see something that will start to take place in ’22 and will culminate in ’24. And you’re going to see a lot of big things and great things for the Republican Party and for the country, when you look at the border and all of the things that are going wrong right now. What a shame at the border.

Hannity: Let me — let’s start with Joe Biden. Now I get criticized because the Joe Biden I see now, I can show you tapes of him in 2016. I could show you tapes of him in 2012. And to me, he looks extraordinarily weak, frail.

I think it’s very transparent, he’s struggling cognitively. He usually averages less. We follow his schedule very closely, less than one event a day. What do you see? How do you grade him three months in?

Trump: So he’s going to be 79 years old. That is not old. I know many people in their late 80s that are just as good as they were years ago. I spoke to one who’s 92 years old. He said, I feel better than I did 20 years ago. Seventy-eight, 79 is not old. But he you know look, I don’t think it’s even appropriate for me to comment on that. It sort of speaks for itself. I mean people can make their own determination.

I know that if it were me, they would be up and down going crazy. But I had an instance where on a slippery, slippery ramp, piece of steel, very steep and very long, no railings, no nothing and it was pouring at West Point. And the last thing I want to do is go down because when Gerald Ford went down, it was not good.

Trump: Now when Biden went down the press didn’t cover it. I mean if you look at —

Hannity: Well, in fairness, his aides said that the wind, it was very windy, the wind might have blown him over. Did the wind ever blow you over when you were —

Trump: Well, Air Force One is a very big plane. And usually, what they try and do is shield the wind. You know, when they park it you can turn it in angles and so you don’t ever have too much. I’ve never seen too much wind.

It can get a little windy but not the kind of wind that blows you over. But if you look at mainstream media or as you say “lame stream media,” they didn’t cover that. If that were a Republican, in particular, if it was me, that would be the biggest story for the rest of the year.

Hannity: But let me — let me ask the question from this perspective, because there are hostile regimes and many hostile actors on the world stage. You’ve got a hostile regime in Russia, hostile act of Vladimir Putin, hostile regime in China, President Xi, you dealt with him a lot.

Trump: I know him well.

Hannity: Kim Jong-un, the mullahs in Iran, looks like Joe’s already capitulated on that. Now, you know them well enough. I’m sure they’re studying Joe Biden. Do you — knowing what you know, things that I wouldn’t know, are you concerned about their perception over an American president that seems somewhat frail and weak?

Trump: Well, something’s going on because they never did this with me, that I can tell you. Nobody was tougher on Russia. And frankly, getting along with Vladimir Putin is a good thing. And i got along with him very well.

The relationship was very good, very strong. But they never encircled Ukraine. And they never in Taiwan, China, they never sent warships all over the place like they’re doing now. It looks very serious going on with Taiwan.

And that’s a long way away. That’s 9,000 miles away. They are right next to it. That’s like, I mean, it’s like very close. So now there something’s going on with Taiwan. Something maybe is going on with Ukraine. This never was a big subject when I was president.

Hannity: Wasn’t at all.

Trump: As far as North Korea’s concerned, I have a great relationship with a certain man that’s got great power over North Korea. And you take a look at Kim Jong-un and the relationship that i developed, that’s a good thing, not a bad thing. Getting along with President Putin is a great thing.

You know, we should be doing business with Russia. We should be getting along with Russia instead of forcing Russia to go into the hands of China. The worst thing you could do is put China and Russia together. And they’re together. And they get forced together.

The Russian hoax was very, very bad for the relationship that we would have with Russia. But i get along well with Putin. I got along well with president Xi until the COVID came in, or the China virus or whatever you want to call it. When that came in, it was a whole.

But we had a — we made a great trade deal. Our farmers are making more money than they’ve ever made. Wheat prices are the highest they’ve ever been. They’re doing great because China’s made so much — this was the trade deal that we made. But after COVID, trade just didn’t seem that important to me. And we did other things but it was too bad.

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