As President Joe Biden finished his speech on the anniversary of the Capitol riot that left one Trump supporter dead at the hands of law enforcement, former President Donald Trump fired back in a series of statements.
"Biden," he wrote, "who is destroying our Nation with insane policies of open Borders, corrupt Elections, disastrous energy policies, unconstitutional mandates, and devastating school closures, used my name today to try to further divide America."
Throughout his speech, Biden made reference to Trump as the "former president," but did not use his name. In a lead up to the speech yesterday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked if the President would speak Trump's name during his speech, and Psaki said she was sure everyone would know who he was talking about.
"This political theater," Trump continued, "is all just a distraction for the fact Biden has completely and totally failed. Our Country no longer has Borders, has totally and completely lost control of Covid (record numbers!), is no longer Energy Independent, Inflation is rampant, our Military is in chaos, and our exit, or surrender, from Afghanistan was perhaps the most embarrassing day in the long and distinguished history of the United States—and so much more.
"Why is it that the Unselect Committee," Trump said, referring to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's January 6 committee, "of totally partisan political hacks, whose judgment has long ago been made, not discussing the rigged Presidential Election of 2020? It’s because they don’t have the answers or justifications for what happened. They got away with something, and it is leading to our Country’s destruction. They want all conversation concerning the Election 'Canceled.' Just look at the numbers, they speak for themselves. They are not justifiable, so the complicit media just calls it the Big Lie, when in actuality the Big Lie was the Election itself."
"The Democrats want to own this day of January 6th," Trump went on, "so they can stoke fears and divide America. I say, let them have it because America sees through theirs lies and polarization."
In a follow-up statement, Trump said that "Biden is working hard to try and deflect the incompetent job he is doing, and has done, on the horrible Afghanistan withdrawal (surrender), the Borders, COVID, Inflation, loss of Energy Independence, and much more. Everything he touches turns to failure. That’s what you get when you have a rigged Election."