Trump recalled that he left office after the 2020 presidential election just as the United States was about to experience a “Golden Age” before President Joe Biden took office.
He recalled his policy achievements during his four years as president and pulling the United States through a pandemic.
“Inflation was non-existent, our southern border was by far the strongest ever,” he said.
Trump also recalled his historic effort to place economic tariffs on China, which he argued angered Chinese leaders and maybe even inspired them to try to effect the election results.
“Many people think that because of this China played a very active role in the 2020 election. Just saying. Just saying,” he said.
Trump also referred to the relatively peaceful nature of world affairs when he was in office.
“China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea were in check. They respected the United States and they respected me. I knew them well,” he said.
Trump referred to the deadly explosion that took place in Poland just hours earlier, suggesting it was likely a rocket from the Russians that had landed over the border.
He criticized Biden’s leadership, arguing he was “leading us to the brink of nuclear war — a concept unimaginable just two short years ago.”
Trump described the country under the leadership of Biden as a “nation in decline” and a “failing nation” where Americans were experiencing “pain, hardship, anxiety, and despair.”
“Our country is being destroyed before your very eyes,” he said,
Under Biden, he said, the border had been invaded by migrants, illegal immigrants, smugglers, and criminals.