Trump Just Said He Had No Idea 'How Important A President Is'
Donald Trump admitted in a rather insightful interview on Tuesday that he had no idea how "important" a president really is.
Speaking to Sean Hannity on his Fox News show, the former president - who stepped down in January 2021 - suggested he expected civil servants to rule the country instead of him.
While criticizing President Joe Biden, Trump said, “We need a president who is respected. I never realized how important, to be honest - and it is terrible to say - how important a president, the head of this country, is. I thought maybe it would go through the red tape, don't. They need someone up there they will respect. "
Trump's remarks followed a scathing assessment of Biden's handling of the escalating Afghanistan crisis - the Taliban swept the country shortly after the White House ordered US troops to withdraw.
He said Biden's behavior was "the greatest embarrassment in our country's history" - even though Trump actually signed an agreement with the Taliban in February 2020 to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan.
This is an agreement that Biden largely endorsed; it was just delayed.
Trump's remarks follow claims circulated during his presidency that he didn't even bother reading his daily intelligence letters.
The New York Times claimed the then-president even ignored his briefings warning him of the novel coronavirus threat to the United States.
Officials reportedly told the newspaper Trump would rather receive information from conservative media and friends.
President Joe Biden made remarks on the situation in Afghanistan in the East Room of the White House. (Photo: The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Trump's four-year tenure left deep divisions and in that short time he developed a huge following.
He has consistently denied his defeat in the November 2020 Democratic elections, Biden, and still claims that the public vote was rigged.
Trump's claims even prompted his supporters to forcibly overrun the Capitol on Jan. 6 to disrupt the electoral college vote count.
The Republican did not confirm whether he will run for president in 2024 because of "extremely complicated and incredibly stupid" campaign finance laws.
He told the well-known Republican Hannity, "I think you will be happy and many of our friends will be happy."
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
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