Trump tells Tucker there’s ‘something wrong’ with Biden, doesn’t think Joe can run in 2024

Former President Donald J. Trump sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson and offered his take on a potential 2024 rematch with President Joe Biden who has yet to formally announce that he’s running for reelection.

The octogenarian career politician continues to be plagued by verbal and as some may suggest, cognitive struggles, most recently a rambling exchange with NBC’s Al Roker at the annual White House Easter egg roll in which he badly struggled with giving a clear and concise answer to the beloved anchor’s question on whether he planned to run again.

(Video: Fox News)

When asked by Carlson whether he believes that Biden will actually run for a second term, Trump was careful to note that it wasn’t the 80-year-old Democrat’s age that was an issue but rather his mental misfires which continue to pile up at an alarming rate.

“Look, I watch him just like you do and I think it’s almost inappropriate for me to say it, but I deal with other people, I don’t see, I don’t see how it’s possible, and it’s not an age thing,” Trump said, telling Carlson about friends and acquaintances who perform at a high level into their eighties and nineties.

“But there’s something wrong,” he continued. “I saw his answer today. On television. About whether or not he was going to run to a very nice guy named Al Roker. You can’t get a softer question than that. That was a long answer, talking about the eggs and the this and that. “Look, I don’t think he can.”

Trump was, of course, referring to Biden’s inability to answer the “Today” show anchor’s question without seeming to drift off into the mental fog that often swallows the thought process of the man sitting in the most powerful political office on the planet.

Trump also remarked about Biden’s trip across the pond to Ireland at a time of increasing peril in Ukraine, a war that could rapidly escalate into a confrontation between NATO and Russia, a nuclear powerhouse.

“He’s now in Ireland and he’s not gonna have a news conference,” he remarked with incredulity. “When the world is exploding, I own property in Ireland, I’m not going to Ireland. The world is exploding around us. You could end up in a third world war and this guy’s gonna be in Ireland and not having a news conference.”

“He hasn’t had a news conference I guess in months…,” Trump added.

Carlson then returned to the topic of 2024 and Biden, “It doesn’t seem like he’s capable of running again, who does run?”

Trump responded that the obvious alternative would be Vice President Kamala Harris who he didn’t think has “performed well on the big stage” but that a “certain group of people that will go crazy if it’s not her. They’re gonna be very angry if it’s not her, that’s a problem.”

“You have a very ambitious guy in California but he’s done a terrible job with the state,” he continued, referring to Gov. Gavin Newsom who has been hovering around in the background, telling Carlson that he “used to get along great” with him during his time in the White House.

“He’s just laying in wait,” Trump remarked.

“I just don’t see Biden doing it from a physical or a mental standpoint,” he said. “I don’t see it.”

“You know they expected Bernie to win,” Trump added of socialist curmudgeon Bernie Sanders. “Now Bernie’s older than Biden, you know whether you like him or not, he’s sharp. I watched him being interviewed the other day, he’s 100 percent sharp, he hasn’t lost much if anything.”

“But you know, he’s older so it’s not an age thing, Trump said.

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