Former President Donald Trump asserts that current President Joe Biden and his likely 2024 presidential rival won't make it through the upcoming presidential election.
Trump made his comments during a Fox News town hall Tuesday night with moderator Sean Hannity in Davenport, Iowa, where he asserted that Biden's physical and cognitive abilities just won't stand up to another election, as The Washington Examiner reported.
"I personally don't think he makes it, OK," Trump said when asked by Hannity if Biden would remain the Democratic nominee in 2024. "I think he's in bad shape physically."
Trump went on to joke that he could likely blow Biden over if he tried, which seemed to delight the audience.
"Do you remember when he said I'd like to take him behind the barn? If he took me behind the barn and I went like this," Trump said before pretending to blow on Biden, "I believe he'd fall over. ... Who knows?"
The audience responded with uproarious laughter before the former president called out the seeming double standard between himself and Biden:
"And by the way, it was OK for him to say that 'I'd like to take him behind,' and he could say that and everyone thought it was so cute. If I ever said it, they'd say, 'He's a dictator.
"'He's a horrible human being.' You know, it's a whole double standard we have," Trump continued.
Trump then went on to assert that Biden likely won't be able to remain president due to mental and physical concerns
"I personally don't think he makes it physically," Trump said. "And mentally, I would say he's possibly equally as bad and maybe worse. I don't know. I will say this.
"He's got vicious people surrounding him around that beautiful Oval Office. There are people in that Oval Office that are evil people, bad people, smart people, young, vicious. They're communists."
This came just a day before Biden said he might have skilled his 2024 re-election bid if his former rival, Trump, hadn't entered the race, asserting Trump was a unique threat to the United States.
"If Trump wasn't running, I'm not sure I'd be running," Biden said at a fundraising event for his 2024 campaign outside of Boston. "We cannot let him win."
This comes on the heels of Democrat voters expressing concern about Biden's age. The current president turned 81 years old in November and is already the oldest person to call the White House home. Biden told reporters later that he would drop out of the race after news of Trump's comments made the news.
"No, not now," Biden said when asked if he would consider stepping aside if Trump, 77, stopped seeking his own second term. "Look, he is running, and I have to run."