Donald Trump has speculated that Joe Biden is either lying or ‘mentally gone’ after the president on Tuesday night said his administration arrived to find no COVID-19 vaccines available.
Trump, who on Wednesday broke his silence to give a series of interviews marking the death of Rush Limbaugh, told Newsmax Biden made ‘a very dumb statement’ about the vaccines.
The former president teased a possible 2024 run, boasting about his ‘tremendous support’, and said he would not be returning to Twitter – the platform from which he was banned last month.
‘It’s become very boring,’ he said. ‘We don’t want to go back to Twitter.’
Trump, 74, was on Wednesday highly critical of Biden’s remarks during a CNN town hall in Milwaukee the night before.
Biden, asked about combating COVID, told host Anderson Cooper: ‘It’s one thing to have the vaccine – which we didn’t have when we came into office – but a vaccinator: How do you get the vaccine into someone’s arm?’
His comments were immediately seized upon by critics, who pointed out that a vaccine had been available since before Christmas.
‘We were giving millions of shots, millions of doses,’ said Trump on Wednesday, speaking by phone to host Greg Kelly.
‘So he was either not telling the truth or he’s mentally gone. One or the other.
‘Joe Biden’s being killed on that thing. Even the haters said, well wait a minute, this vaccine was announced long before.’
— Newsmax (@newsmax) February 18, 2021