Donald Trump Jr. slammed President Joe Biden's failing "Build Back Better" plan amid gas shortages, the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack, and the recent "disastrous" jobs report.
In the clip, Trump discusses Biden, the nation's tanking economy, and the "disaster" that America is becoming under the current Biden administration.
Trump then refers to when former President Barack Obama voiced concerns regarding Biden's presidential candidacy. According to one aide who spoke to Politico for an article during the 2020 race, the anonymous Democrat source recalled Obama warning allies, "Don't underestimate Joe's ability to f— things up."
"Well, guys. I underestimated Joe's ability to f— things up," Trump comments. "I thought it would take him years to screw up America. I thought it would take years to screw up our economy. But I was wrong. I grossly underestimated Joe Biden."
Trump observes that Biden is "over-performing" if the president were working for China's government. "They're loving it. Our enemies are loving this," he added.
"The CIA and the FBI have become bastions of wokeness," Trump pivots. "They're not focused on minor things like years of crime," he counters.
Trump continues: "I don't know whether to be upset or impressed because I didn't think that it would be possible for someone to screw things up this badly."
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 266,000 in April, which was far short of the 1 million that economists had forecasted. The latest jobs report was much lower than what analysts had expected, Trump cites, less than one-third of expectations.
"Bear in mind there are 7.4 million open jobs in America," he states. Openings had increased from 7.1 million in February, according to Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data, Business Insider reported last month.
Economists had predicted that payrolls would grow by 1 million in April, the Wall Street Journal reported. Also, the Employment Situation Summary placed the unemployment rate at 6.1 percent, which was expected to fall to 5.8 percent.
"There are people looking to get employees," Trump notes, "but when the government pays you to sit on your butt and not go to work, of course you're going to have a deficit there." Lumber prices are also through the roof and tripled over the past year. "Again, the supply chain is screwed up," Trump says. "There are literal gas shortages in the United States of America right now."
Trump touts his father who "created energy independence in America for the first time in a long time, utilizing our resources and putting Americans to work."
Biden's "last agenda is failing us," Trump fires back. "It's going to destroy our country, our economy, our kids and our grandkids future as we mortgage them to the hilt—to be able to give away money, to boost an approval rating that [Biden] says is 63 percent." Trump doubted the figure, "because who in their right mind can look at what's going on right now and say this is a success."
"The Russians are hacking our pipelines and infrastructure—minor problem there," Trump pokes, despite Biden shying away from pointing fingers.
Biden maintained Monday there is "no evidence" that the Russian government is behind the Colonial Pipeline ransomware hack. The attack forced the shutdown of the major American pipeline over the weekend, which carries gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from the Gulf Coast northward along the East Coast to New York City.
Federal officials believe that Russia-based criminal enterprise known as DarkSide is responsible. A state of emergency has been declared in North Carolina, where extended fuel lines prompted Gov. Roy Cooper to issue an executive order, which halted some fuel regulations in order to make sure there was enough gas statewide.
Remarking on the destructive oil pipeline hack, Biden insisted that he plans to meet next month with Russia's president Vladimir Putin during an overseas trip.
"Hamas, after achieving peace in the Middle East where this stuff wasn't going on for a long time under Trump, is sending rockets out the wazoo into Israel, because that's what happens when you create a gap between your allies—when you try to distance them and try to appease our enemies and people who, let's just say, don't share our values. That's what happens," Trump narrates.
A barrage of at least 50 rockets was launched by Islamic extremist organization Hamas at various civilian targets in Israel just after sundown Monday, when police and rioters clashed at the Al-Aqsa mosque earlier that day.
Hamas fired rockets at the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, leaving civilians running for bomb shelters. Rockets have been fired in multiple, recurring waves. Hamas has taken responsibility for bombarding Tel Aviv and central Israel with 130 rockets.
"There's a humanitarian crisis on the border. That didn't happen under Trump," he goes on, naming the escalating border crisis that the White House fails to address.
Live video of migrants, including young children, crossing the Rio Grande in Texas surfaced on Monday. Fox News captured dramatic live footage depicting the flow of people crossing the river in Del Rio, Texas, that forms part of the United States-Mexico border. Several migrants wore camping gear to spend the night if need be.
In the video, young children are hoisted above the current that was at times knee-deep for adults. Clutching babies and backpacks, the crowd of migrants are seen trudging across the river on foot and stepping from one small island to another.
"The only differences, guys: there's no mean tweets," Trump then jests. "You got total failure, but we've gotten rid of the mean tweets."
Trump's father was banned in January across social media platforms in an alliance among Big Tech oligarchs. Twitter has also since deplatformed an account that just reproduced the words of Trump from the "desk" of the 45th president.
"You think getting rid of mean tweets outweighs disastrous job reports, lumber prices, infrastructure attacks, Israel wars, rockets going off in the Middle East, Russians hacking our supply chain, gas shortages in America?" he asks.
Trump reintroduces the tweet he wrote last week: "Biden isn't the next FDR[;] he’s the next Jimmy Carter." Seniors living on fixed incomes suffered while Social Security checks and pension benefits were devoured by rising costs of food, gasoline, and other necessities during Carter's time in the Oval Office.
The one-time peanut farmer from Georgia was booted after four years. Carter is best remembered as presiding over "stagflation" at home, which devastated the nation, and humiliation abroad. The so-called "misery index" compiled during Carter's tenure, which combines the unemployment rate with the inflation rate, averaged 16.26, the highest of any modern president, Fox News reported.
"You heard of stagflation, folks? I think that we're starting to see it," Trump says.
"This wouldn't have happened under my father. This wouldn't have happened under Donald Trump," he concludes. "And certainly they wouldn't have happened all at once in a perfect storm that's seemingly going to tank our country and the economy, okay? Remember that. The jobs report illustrates it. The numbers show it. This is what's going on. This is Joe Biden's America. Congratulations, folks. At least you don't have mean tweets anymore. Well done."