Former President Donald Trump on Monday said that he expected President Biden’s fall on the steps of Air Force One — and that he also believes Biden’s mental state may be diminished to the point that he may not understand what he’s signing, opening the door to Kamala Harris replacing him.
“I expected it, actually,” Trump said in a Newsmax interview about Biden falling three times up the stairs of Air Force One on Friday.
“When I went down the ramp at West Point, which was like a sheet of ice with no railing, no nothing — great planning — I wanted to go inch by inch because the last thing I want to do is take a tumble like Biden did. Now that tumble was terrible and it wasn’t really one, it was three.”
Trump told Newsmax host Greg Kelly that he believes that Biden may also be in mental decline and too confused to read the papers he signs containing presidential dictates.
“There’s something going on, it’s crazy. What’s happening is crazy and you wonder whether or not all of the things that he’s signing, whether or not he understands what he’s signing, because this is worse than Bernie Sanders at its worst point. We never thought this could happen. Bernie Sanders on steroids wouldn’t be signing what this guy is signing,” Trump said.
Trump frequently said during the presidential campaign last year that Biden, 78, is “gone” mentally and taunted that Democrats were interested in using the 25th Amendment to replace him shortly after the election with Harris.
The former president told Kelly he still believes it’s possible, acknowledging Biden’s gaffe last week in which he addressed the vice president as “President Harris.”
“That’s right. Now, well, a lot of people said when they brought it out because it takes a while to institute and when they brought it out, they said they really need it for Biden, just in case he gets in. So we’ll see,” Trump said.
He added: “Look, I hope — that’s a very serious thing and I hope that never happens”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.