Donald Trump has once again criticized his presidential successor, Joe Biden (Pictures: AP)
Speaking at a pro-life summit in Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday night, the former US president launched yet another bitter verbal assault on his successor to the White House.
Trump, 74, ripped into Biden, 78, as he headlined the Susan B Anthony List’s event, and poked fun at his mask-wearing while condemning his support for abortion rights. Early on in Biden’s presidency, he began the process of unraveling a Trump-era ban on clinics referring women for abortions.
While the event was closed to the public and the press, Trump’s remarks as he stood on the podium were reported on Twitter by journalist Mollie Hemingway, a senior editor at The Federalist and a Fox News contributor.
She commentated on Trump’s speech, which started off with Trump ‘joking’ about how big Nancy Pelosi’s mask was during a recent public apperance. He said he’d ‘never seen anything so big’ than the mask worn by speaker of the house, Pelosi.
Trump added that it ‘hurts vaccine acceptance’ when Democrats wear ‘bigger and bigger masks’ after vaccination. He then joked about Biden wearing a mask on a Zoom call with world leaders last week, saying: ‘You couldn’t hear a word he said!’
He also took the opportunity on stage to lay into Biden as ‘one of the most extreme and radical presidents we’ve had’, and drew attention to the president’s stance on abortion.
Keeping with the event’s theme, Trump condemned Biden’s actions in support of abortion while pointing out that the Democrat – who is Catholic – had kept quiet about his specific policy plans on the topic during his election campaign.
Trump also lashed out at the ‘egregious’ media for treating Biden lightly, even when he was filmed tripping up the stairs of Air Force One in March.
Donald Trump has previously stated he is ‘seriously considering’ running for presidency again in 2024 (Picture: Getty)
He added that ‘companies will leave’ American if Biden continues with his economic agenda and ambitious spending plan.
Towards the end of his remarks, Trump went on to argue that the handling of the election and election integrity in the US was a ‘big lie’.
Trump’s appearance at the SBA List – whose mission is to ‘end abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives’ – was the latest by a presidential contenders at its summits.
The summit will continue tonight, Tuesday, with speeches expected from the likes of Ted Cruz, of Texas, and Marco Rubio of Florida.
Former vice president Mike Pence – another possible 2024 contender – is also tipped to speak on Tuesday night.
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