Former U.S. President Donald Trump is not sure that the current leader Joe Biden is running the country and suggests that his staff or “Barack Obama’s people” can do this for him. The politician voiced this opinion in an interview with The Federalist.
“These may be employees of Biden’s [office]. It could be Obama or his people. Perhaps both together,” Trump replied to the question of the publication, who, in his opinion, makes the major decisions in the country.
The former president added that someone “turns off the microphones every time Joe Biden speaks.” He recalled a recent case when Biden, according to him, “was interrupted in the middle of a sentence.”
On Monday, the White House suddenly interrupted the official broadcast of Biden’s meeting with officials in Idaho. They discussed the elimination of the consequences of wildfires raging in the western United States. According to the Fox News channel and some other conservative American media, this decision was made not for the first time because the head of state allegedly began to deviate from the text prepared for him in advance. So, in August, the White House’s live broadcast of the president’s speech was interrupted after he decided to answer a journalist’s question about the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.
In connection with the incident on Tuesday, Jim Risch, a senior Republican of the U.S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, said that a “secret puppet master” makes decisions for Joe Biden. At the same time, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken refuted this statement, stressing that “decisions that can only be made by the president are made by the president.”