(DailyVantage.com) – Former US President Donald Trump claimed in an April 11 interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that radical Americans were a bigger threat to the US than Russia, China, or North Korea.
During the interview, Trump dismissed claims that Russia, China, and North Korea were the biggest threats to the United States and argued that “the biggest problem” was “within” the country in the form of “sick, radical people.” Trump suggested that Russia and China were less of a threat because they could be handled by a strong American government before alleging that the reason Russia did not invade Ukraine during his presidency was because he threatened them with a severe response.
Trump added, however, that it was important not to underestimate America’s rivals, and he praised the intelligence of both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. He said that while both Putin and Xi were “top of the line” leaders, US President Joe Biden was not and never had been.
Trump went on to warn about the threat of nuclear warfare, which he referred to as the ’N-word, noting that a third world war would be unlike any conflict the world had ever seen. He also criticized Biden for making a trip to Ireland while tensions around the world continue to increase.
On the topic of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which was sabotaged in September 2022, Trump said that while he couldn’t say whether the US was responsible for the incident or not, it was clearly not Russia who had caused the damage, as some had speculated at the time.
Since the announcement of his 2024 presidential campaign in November 2022, Trump has been the consistent Republican frontrunner in all major polls. According to an April 11 poll published by Morning Consult, Trump is by far the most popular Republican primary candidate at 56 percent, followed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at 23 percent and former Vice President Mike Pence at 7 percent. Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, the most popular rival to Trump out of those who are officially running, was fourth in the poll at just 4 percent.
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