Trump Laments the UsSNow a ‘Joke’ Thanks to Biden

During a Save America rally in Mendon, Illinois, on Saturday night, former President Donald Trump lamented the fact that the U.S. is “no longer a great nation” and is now a “joke” thanks to President Joe Biden and the Democrats.

In the midst of inclement weather that forced him to cut his rally short, Trump denounced the damage that Biden and the left have done to the country since he left office in January of 2021.

“It is no longer a great nation,” the former president said. “It is a nation in decline — hate to say this to you.”

“A nation that has the highest inflation in over 40 years, and likewise has the highest energy costs in its history — we have never had anything like what’s happened with energy and energy costs,” he continued. “It is no longer energy independent or energy dominant like it was just two years ago.”

“It’s a nation that is begging Venezuela and Saudi Arabia for oil,” Trump added.

The former president went on to rebuke Biden for his deadly unconditional withdrawal from Afghanistan and for allowing Russia to invade Ukraine.

“It’s a nation that surrendered in Afghanistan, leaving dead soldiers, American citizens, and $85 billion worth of the finest military equipment in the world behind,” Trump stated. “It’s a nation that allowed Russia to devastate a country, Ukraine, killing hundreds of thousands of people, and it will only get worse.”

Trump also asserted that various self-inflicted crises occurring across the country would not have happened if he had remained president following the 2020 election.

“It would never have happened with me, and it didn’t happen with me,” he said. “It’s a nation that has weaponized its law enforcement against the opposing political party like never before. A nation that no longer has a free press or a fair press. Fake news is all you get, and they are the enemy of the people.”

“It’s a nation where free speech is no longer allowed, where crime is rampant, where the economy is collapsing, where more people died of COVID in 2021, than in 2020,” Trump continued.

“It’s a nation that is allowing Iran to build a massive nuclear weapon — would never have happened — and China to use the trillions of dollars that has taken from us to build a military rival. It will be just a disaster for the world,” he added.

But the most devastating consequence of the Biden presidency, according to Trump, is the loss of respect on the world stage.

“Perhaps most importantly, a nation that over the past two years is no longer respected or listened to around the world,” he said. “It is a nation that, in many ways, has become a joke.”

Trump also pointed out that the country has become “hostile” towards essential American values, and discussed the economic hardships the U.S. is currently facing.

“And it’s a nation that is hostile to our liberty, our freedom, and our faith. It is a nation whose economy is floundering, whose stores are not stocked, whose deliveries are not coming, and whose educational system is ranked in the lowest quadrant of 45 countries and yet spends more money per student than any other country by three times,” the former president said.

Trump went on to reiterate his intentions to keep fighting to make America great again, though he once again stopped short of declaring a 2024 presidential campaign.

“We are not going to let this continue. Two years ago, we had the greatest nation in the world, like never before. We’ve never had greatness like that. It was hard-working patriots like you that did all of this. You built our country,” he concluded.

While his speech was supposed to last longer than the hour he had been addressing the Illinois crowd, clouds had begun looming overhead, prompting Trump to end the rally early and warn his supporters to get out of the impending lightning storm.