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Trump Screamed ‘How am I Losing to a Mental R*tard’ When Polls Showed Him Losing to Biden
I always wonder if Trump can get any worse.
He just did.
A fuming and angry Donald Trump described his then-rival Joe Biden as a “mental retard” while battling early losses in the polls, an insider has claimed.
The furious comment was said to have been made early last year during a policy meeting when the former president (love writing that!) vented his fury.
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Trump went on to lose the election and Democrat Joe Biden took office in his place, and quite frankly, the country is better for it.
The claims have been made in a forthcoming book by White House reporter for the Wall Street Journal Michael Bender.
The book, titled “Frankly, We Did Win This Election”: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost, will be published in August.
According to Vanity Fair a passage from the book claims that the furious outburst took place in early 2020 when Trump was ‘struggling to cope with his own placement in early polls.’
The book claims that Trump lost his temper and interrupted a policy meeting in the Oval Office to ask, “How am I losing in the polls to a mental retard?”
It was also reported that Trump had become convinced that Democrats were planning to switch Joe Biden for another candidate, such as Hilary Clinton or Michelle Obama during the summer.
During a meeting a month after the Covid outbreak hit the U.S., Trump was said to have claimed the Democratic leadership would “realize [Biden is] old, and they’re going to give it to somebody else. They’re going to give it to Hillary, or they’re going to give it to Michelle Obama.”
The author claims that Trump held on to the idea so strongly he used it as a reason to hold off on “heavy spending against Biden earlier in the month.”
Trump is exactly the type of man to use the term “mental retard.” It’s a term we don’t use anymore, it’s offensive. But that’s probably what Trump loves about it.