Former President Donald Trump is increasingly taking aim at his successor, President Joe Biden, with a series of blistering criticisms reminiscent of last year’s campaign as the 45th president teases another run.
Trump has issued a series of statements, his substitute for Twitter, from which he was banished over his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, challenging Biden’s policy decisions and circulating articles that are similarly critical of the White House’s new resident. He also appeared on Sean Hannity’s prime-time Fox News show on Monday night to take his case directly to the voters.
Many of Trump’s quarrels with Biden speak to his own legacy as president. “If Joe Biden wants to keep our Country safe from Radical Islamic Terrorism, he should reinstitute the foreign country Travel Ban and all of the vetting requirements on those seeking admission that go with it, along with the refugee restrictions I successfully put in place,” Trump said in a Monday statement. “Terrorists operate all over the world and recruit online. To keep terrorism and extremism out of our Country, we need to have smart, commonsense rules in place so we don’t repeat the many immigration mistakes made by Europe—and the USA prior to ‘Trump.'”
On Sunday, Trump hit Biden on using the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks as his date for withdrawal from Afghanistan — a war Trump wanted to end and Biden now says he will.
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