During campaign stops in New Hampshire and South Carolina, former President Donald Trump took aim at President Joe Birden, his son, Hunter Biden, in addition to the Biden administration’s foreign policy.
Trump’s stops on Saturday (January 28) kickstart his attempt to become the second modern President to serve non-consecutive terms, the first being Grover Cleveland.
As part of this attempt, Trump has asserted he is the only Republican who could beat Biden in a 2024 Presidential race, as Biden is likely to seek reelection.
Speaking at the South Carolina state House, Trump expounded that the “2024 election is our one shot to save our country,” he asserted, “we need a leader who is ready to do that on day one.”
He told his supporters that the U.S. needed a President able to “take on the whole system… and win.”
After his influence took a knock following the GOP’s dismal performance in the 2022 midterms, Trump has quickly rebounded.
Recent polls show him with a comfortable lead over a competitor he is likely to be most worried about, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R).
But Trump’s lead over DeSantis doesn’t translate to every state in the country.
One poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire released earlier in the week shows the former President trailing DeSantis by 12 points, only obtaining 30 percent support to DeSantis’ 42 percent.
Despite not always holding the kind of lead you would expect from the former President over his political rivals, Trump asserted, “Through weakness and incompetence, Joe Biden has brought us to the brink of World War III.”