Trump argues if Biden is too 'incompetent' to convict, he's unable to serve another term
Former President Donald Trump raised concerns about President Joe Biden's suitability for office during a rally in Conway, South Carolina, on Saturday, citing the findings of Special Counsel Robert Hur's report on the classified documents probe.
Speaking before a large crowd, Trump criticized the report's assertion that while Biden may not be fit for trial due to cognitive issues, he is deemed fit to hold the presidency.
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Trump's remarks came during a rally broadcasted by Right Side Broadcasting Network ahead of South Carolina's Republican primary.
He pointed out what he saw as a glaring contradiction in allowing someone considered unfit for prosecution to occupy the highest office in the land.
The rally was briefly disrupted by an anti-Trumper, but Trump quickly regained focus, reiterating his stance on Biden's mental competency.
The Hur report
He referred to Hur's report, emphasizing Biden's memory limitations as a key factor in the decision not to pursue charges.
“We have also considered that, at trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” the report states. “Based on our direct interactions with and observations of him, he is someone for whom many jurors will want to identify reasonable doubt.”
According to Jaye's summary, the report noted Biden's "significantly limited" memory and anticipated jurors' potential sympathy towards him, which could create doubts about his guilt.
Trump seized on this aspect, criticizing what he perceived as leniency towards Biden, especially in contrast to his own legal challenges under Biden's Department of Justice.
Trump accused the justice system of being "weaponized" and operating on a "two-tiered" basis, where Biden allegedly received preferential treatment. He expressed frustration at what he saw as Biden evading accountability while facing legal scrutiny himself.
Despite his grievances, Trump clarified that he wasn't seeking retribution against Biden if re-elected as president. He framed the situation as political persecution rather than prosecution, affirming his commitment to fairness and justice in governance.
In summary, Trump's remarks at the rally underscored his concerns about Biden's fitness for office in light of Hur's report.
He criticized what he perceived as a double standard in the justice system and vowed to uphold principles of fairness and accountability if given the opportunity to serve as president again.