Trump Says He Won’t Seek Retribution Against Biden If He Wins Second Term: ‘I Have Too Much Respect For The Office’
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 30: Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he arrives to court during his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments at Manhattan Criminal Court on April 30, 2024 in New York City. Former U.S. President Donald Trump faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first of his criminal cases to go to trial.
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Former President Donald Trump said he has “too much respect” for the office of president to go after Joe Biden if Trump wins a second term in the White House.

The former president sat down for an in-depth interview covering a range of issues for a Time Magazine feature story that was published Tuesday morning. During the discussion, Trump was asked about pursuing retribution against Democrats, including President Biden, whom Trump says is directing the multiple prosecutions against him.

The question began with the Time reporter attempting to argue against Trump’s statement that Biden is behind the criminal cases against Trump, saying, “I just want to say for the record, there’s no evidence that President Biden directed this prosecution against you. But even if we stipulated that …”

“I always hate the way a reporter will make those statements,” Trump shot back. “They know it’s so wrong. It’s just sort of to protect yourself. But no, no. His head of the Justice Department, one of the top few people, was put into the DOJ. Fani [Willis], Mr. [Nathan] Wade, Fani’s lover, spent hours in Washington with the DOJ working on my case. The DOJ worked with Letitia James on my case. The DOJ worked with deranged Jack Smith. He’s a deranged person on my case. No, no, this is all Biden.”

Yet, Trump clarified that he would not want to pursue retribution against Biden.

“I wouldn’t want to hurt Biden. I’m not looking to hurt Biden. I wouldn’t want to hurt him. I have too much respect for the office,” Trump said. “But he is willing to hurt a former president who is very popular, who got 75 million votes. I got more votes than any other sitting president in history. And I have probably eight cases right now that are all inspired by them, including my civil case.”

The Time reporter then asked Trump about appointing a special prosecutor to investigate Biden and his family over their alleged corrupt dealings with foreign businesses. Trump said that “it depends [on] what happens with the Supreme Court,” referring to his presidential immunity case before the high court.

“If they’ve ruled that they don’t have immunity, Biden … would be prosecuted for 20 different acts,” Trump added.


The former president was also asked about going after other Democrats, such as Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who are currently prosecuting the leading presidential candidate in the middle of the 2024 campaign.

Trump said that what Bragg and Willis are doing “is a terrible thing” but added that he wouldn’t instruct his attorney general to prosecute the Democratic officials.

“No, I don’t want to do that,” he said, adding, “We are going to have great retribution through success. We’re going to make our country successful again. Our retribution is going to be through success of our country.”

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