Why Trump Called U.S. A Third World Country

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

In a video from a private members club in Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump compared America to a third-world country.

Addressing the hundreds of members in attendance, Trump claimed that Americans were witnessing a “war waging,” pointing to constant discussions about “nuclear weapons” and “inflation going through the roof.”

He claimed these things were “unnecessary” and “sad to see.”

He finally criticized the issues at airlines, with passengers being unable to fly.
The former President was referencing the impact of winter storm Elliot, which caused more than 15,000 flights to be canceled from December 22 to December 25.

Elaborating on the flights being canceled, Trump asserted the U.S. was “like a third-world country.”

When arriving at the event, the former President answered almost all questions from reporters but ignored a question from a reporter querying whether Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) should investigate “COVID vaccines” the former President’s administration “helped develop.”

Trump avoiding the questions about DeSantis is indicative of the developing threat the Florida Governor poses to Trump in the 2024 Presidential race.

Earlier, DeSantis announced he would get a grand jury to investigate “all wrongdoing” regarding the COVID-19 vaccines and their use in Florida.

Following this announcement, footage emerged of DeSantis endorsing vaccines and encouraging Floridians to get vaccinated.

While answering questions, Trump also reiterated his displeasure with the FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago, describing it as a “disgrace” and “weaponization of justice.”

Plenty of videos from the party show the fanfare surrounding Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump.