At a recent rally in Conway, South Carolina, former President Donald Trump made pointed remarks about President Joe Biden’s mental competence, especially in light of the findings in Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report on Biden’s handling of classified documents. This rally was a significant event ahead of South Carolina’s Republican primary, where Trump is predicted to significantly outperform former Governor Nikki Haley.
Trump focused on the implications of the report, which, according to him, suggested that Biden’s mental incompetence was a reason for not prosecuting him. He questioned the logic of excusing Biden from legal consequences due to mental incompetency while allowing him to continue serving as President. Trump emphasized this contradiction by saying, “The special counsel’s report tries to let Joe Biden off by saying he is too mentally incompetent to be convicted at a trial.” He further highlighted the irony of the situation: “‘I’m not going to charge him with a crime, but he can be Commander in Chief’ – think of that one.”
The event was momentarily disrupted by an individual opposing Trump, but the situation was quickly handled. Trump then doubled down on his assertions about Biden’s mental state, stating unequivocally, “But we know that Biden has always been mentally incompetent.” This statement references the details in Hur’s report, as noted by Breitbart News’ Bradley Jaye. The report acknowledged Biden’s mishandling of classified documents but cited his “significantly limited” memory as part of the reasoning not to prosecute.
Trump, who himself is dealing with legal issues related to classified documents, pointed out the stark difference in how he and Biden are being treated by the justice system. He argued that this disparity exemplifies a biased, two-tiered system of justice. Trump expressed his frustration and disbelief at the situation, commenting, “Crooked Joe got off scot-free,” and sarcastically adding, “and I don’t know if you call it scot-free; they said he was a mental basket case.”
Trump made it clear that he harbors no personal vendetta against Biden, saying, “Now, I’m not looking for anything to happen to this guy. He wouldn’t know the difference.” He emphasized that if re-elected, his focus would be on correcting what he perceives as “selective political persecution,” rather than seeking revenge. Trump’s comments highlight his ongoing concerns about the fairness and integrity of the justice system.