Former president Donald Trump stands during a parade. File photo
Former president Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed that the United States would come to an end in the next three years, without explaining what that might mean in practice.
The US “has gone really downhill in the last eight months like nobody has ever seen before”, Trump said during an appearance on Sean Spicer’s show on conservative news channel Newsmax.
“[If we] go to these elections coming up in ‘22 and ‘24, we are not going to have a country left,” he said, falsely claiming that the 2020 election “was rigged” and “we are not gonna have a country left in three years.”
Immediately after this statement Spicer, who served as the former president’s press secretary, hastily ended the interview with: “You’ve been very generous with your time, thank you for that.”
Newsmax is facing a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems for allegedly spreading misinformation about fraud involving the company’s voting machines in the 2020 presidential elections. Newsmax has defended its coverage, saying the network “simply reported on allegations made by well-known public figures”.
US President Joe Biden attends an event. File photo
Over the last few months, Trump has aggressively criticised president Joe Biden for withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan. He continued to attack Biden on Tuesday.
“He [Biden] was going to be the great unifier... He is not a unifier, he is the opposite, he is worse than Obama. Of course, Obama is probably running the government now according to many,” Trump said, according to the Independent.
Trump is reportedly aspiring to run for the president’s office again in 2024. Despite not making a formal announcement, he has kept the door open for a presidential run through crowdfunding and rallies, and hinted repeatedly that the only reason he isn’t announcing already is because of campaign financing rules.
In an interview with the Washington Examiner in August, Spicer claimed that Trump will run for office again. “A couple of months ago, I wasn’t sure. Now, there needs to be something that will keep him out,” he said.
Hinting at this, Spicer said: “Mr Biden has sought to kick off 11 of your appointees to service academies, including my appointment to the US Naval Academy. If you ran for president again and won, excluding the statutory boards, would you kick off every Biden presidential appointee?”
The former president responded that he might “because what he [Biden] did is unprecedented”.
“We have great people on the boards, for them to be thrown off — it never happened before,” Trump said. “They [the Biden administration] are vicious people, that’s what they are good at. They use prosecutors all over the place, local prosecutors, federal prosecutors and yet Hunter Biden [Joe Biden’s second son] is fine.”
He added: “What they are doing is horrible, these are great people, including you Sean. It is very disrespectful for our country.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden is trying to reassure voters. Like former President Obama, he is promising that “If you like your health plan, your employer-based plan, you can keep it.” Don’t bet on it. Some presidential candidates support directly outlawing private health plans, and replacing them with a single-payer, government-run health plan.
Along rivers prone to overflowing, people sometimes talk of preparing for a 100-year flood — a dangerous surge of muddy, debris-filled water so overwhelming it comes only once a century. In our political world, we are now seeing a 100-year flood of toxic speech and attitudes. The sludge washing ashore
“This is not who we are!” It’s a cry that reverberates around America with every Trump malfeasance, with his every flash of the white power symbol. It’s the plaintive chorus of decent Americans: heartfelt, genuine and utterly deluded. America has always shown the world exactly “who we are”. The only ones who
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill held a fiery media conference in which he lashed out at Shirazi for criticising the government’s economic policies in her article.
Sheikh Mohammed exchanged cordial conversations with Simonyte about the bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to advance economic relations towards a new stage that achieves the interests of the two countries and their development aspirations in various fields of common interest, foremost of which are the sectors of advanced technology, innovation, and renewable energy.
This was announced by the Seismology Department of the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), which monitors earthquake activities in the United Arab Emirates.
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied during the visit by his sons, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, and Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.