It was reported that Republicans’ “number one” priority is taking control of the House from the Democrat majority, who are “radicalized, horrible people who hate our country,” former President Donald Trump tells Newsmax.
“We have to take it back,” Trump told Newsmax’s John Bachman in an interview before his massive rally in Florence, Arizona Saturday. “What they’re doing with the open borders, the judges, and all of the things they’ve been doing is so sad … we’ve got to win the House and I think we can win the Senate also. We should win the House, maybe handily, and I think we should win the Senate.”
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The withdrawal from Afghanistan under President Joe Biden was also a low point for the country last year, said Trump in the interview, which aired Monday on Newsmax.
“We were coming out strong, with dignity, and there’s never been a lower point than what happened with Afghanistan,” said Trump.
Meanwhile, there were some chants in Saturday’s crowd about Dr. Anthony Fauci to “lock him up,” and Trump told Bachman that the doctor, who is now Biden’s chief medical adviser, has “done some pretty poor work.”
He added that Fauci wanted him to keep the United States open to China and Europe in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, and if that had happened, “we would have lost hundreds of thousands more people.”
Trump further said that Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and who served on his White House’s Coronavirus Task Force, “wasn’t a big factor in my administration.”
“Biden has made him a big factor and they have done a horrible job on COVID, or the China virus, as I call it,” said Trump. “They’ve done a horrible job.”
Trump said that if he were in the White House, there would be “no mandates” on COVID, such as the ones Biden has enacted.
“The mandates are killing our economy,” he said. “I’m convinced that when you have supply chain problems, you can’t get paper, you can’t get lumber, they can’t build houses, they have no nails, they have nothing. I think to start off with, the mandates are a disaster.”