Former President Donald Trump ripped into his successor during a wide-ranging interview that aired Saturday evening on Fox News.
Speaking with host Judge Jeanine Pirro, Trump discussed several aspects of President Joe Biden’s presidency that he believes are not only wrong for the country but are actually harming it.
But before he got into the details, Pirro asked Trump what “grade” he would give Biden.
“I think you’d have to say an F — and not an F+,” Trump said in the interview from his home at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. “I would be an F. It’s a failed administration, it’s a disaster. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
He went on to say that he used to think that the administration of former Democratic President Jimmy Carter was the worse in the history of the country, adding that he was not a fan of former President George W. Bush’s Middle East military engagements.
Still, Trump went on to say that he does not wish Biden ill and wants him to be successful because that would be good for the country.
“And by the way, I wish he’d do well. I love the country more than I love anything, family, God, country. You know, we have to take care of our country. I would love to see him do well. I don’t think there’s ever been a greater embarrassment as an administration,” Trump added.
Later, Trump talked about the very tight gubernatorial race unfolding in Virginia between Democratic contender and former Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his GOP challenger Glenn Youngkin, the latter of whom has been endorsed by the 45th president.
He said he believes that McAuliffe has made “a tremendous mistake” with voters by claiming that parents should not have any say in their kids’ school curriculum during a recent debate with Youngkin, going on to predict that the Republican contender will “do very well” during Tuesday’s election.
“Look, McAuliffe made a tremendous mistake,” Trump said. “But it’s really probably not a mistake from his standpoint. He believes it.”
“I’ve been watching the school board hearings more closely than I ever have, to be honest,” said Trump, a reference to often raucous and emotional interactions between parents and board members in Loudoun County and around the country.
“The parents are incensed. They’re not terrorists, they’re just people that are so upset,” he said in a reference to a letter from a national school board group to the Biden administration in late September.
“They’re angry, they’re hurt, they’re crying because their children are being taught things that, in our opinion and in my opinion, and a vast majority of the people in this country’s opinion, they don’t want their children to hear about this stuff,” Trump continued. “They want to go back to reading, writing, and arithmetic.”
Regarding his backing of the GOP candidate, Trump said: “If I endorse somebody, they win.”
Trump continued, as Newsmax noted:
Hitting Biden on unwinding energy independence and rising inflation, the border might be the single issue as egregious as the failed, unconditional withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“Our country is being poisoned,” Trump said of the migrant caravans marching through Mexican police barricades and toward Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ open southern border. “It’s being poisoned also with drugs.
“The fentanyl, and drugs generally, are pouring through our border,” he continued. “People that are very sick are coming into our country, very contagious diseases, many different diseases – not just COVID. By the way, COVID is peanuts compared to some of these diseases.
“These leaders, if you call them leaders, they’re destroying our country,” he said.
He also hit Biden and Democrats over their crime policies, which he says have led to increases in violence and criminal activity.
“They are good at destroying Republicans; they’re horrible at destroying crime,” the former president said.
“This is America today; it’s only going to get worse, because you have all of these millions of people, many of them are the worst people,” Trump said, adding: “All they want to do is indict Republicans.”