(DailyVantage.com) – Former US President Donald Trump claimed during an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity that the United States had become a “dead country” and that it was in danger of failing completely.
After being asked by Hannity why he would give up his current life of luxury to run for president again, Trump said, “Because I think our country is dead.” The 45th president warned that the US had become a “failing nation” which would likely “fail completely” unless drastic changes were made, and said that while it was an unpleasant thing to say, it was obvious that the US was in sharp decline.
Having previously criticized President Joe Biden’s administration over its handling of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Trump told Hannity that he would end the Russia-Ukraine conflict before even being sworn into office if he won the 2024 US presidential election.
During the interview, Trump also said that while he wasn’t sure the idea was constitutional, all candidates for president in an ideal world should have to go through a cognitive test — not just those over the age of 75, as suggested by 2024 Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley.
The former president argued that a similar practice was currently used in China in the form of a “caste system,” where the smartest and most ruthless person rises to the top of the Communist Party. He then complimented Hannity as an example of someone who had proven himself at the highest level of his industry.
A March poll conducted by Morning Consult found that 52 percent of Republicans support Trump in the 2024 Republican presidential primary. 26 percent of Republicans expressed support for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis — who has consistently been the second most popular candidate despite not having officially announced his campaign — while 7 percent expressed support for former Vice President Mike Pence.
Despite Trump’s popularity among Republicans, another poll published by NPR and Marist found that 6 out of 10 Americans did not want Trump to be elected president in 2024.
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