In a recent televised segment aired on Sunday, ex-President Donald Trump opined that President Biden is ill-equipped to handle the challenging global circumstances currently facing the U.S. The topic was broached during a one-on-one conversation with Fox News presenter Maria Bartiromo.
Trump expressed his belief that the world is more perilous than ever due to the power of modern weaponry. He compared it to previous world conflicts and emphasized the magnitude of nuclear capabilities, stating, “This is obliteration.”
He criticized Biden’s understanding and handling of the situation, stating, “And we have a man that doesn’t understand what he’s doing.” He censured Biden’s assertion that the U.S. has no ammunition, suggesting that such an admission could give potential adversaries an advantage. Trump also reminisced about his time in office, mentioning that he had ensured the country was well-stocked with ammunition.
In a veiled reference to the indictment he faced related to classified documents discovered at his Mar-a-Lago residence, Trump declared this admission worse than any document leak. He expressed concern over how hostile countries, including China and North Korea, might interpret Biden’s revelation.
Earlier in the month, while speaking on CNN, President Biden inadvertently shared that the U.S. is running low on 155 mm artillery ammunition rounds. The comment was made while discussing the contentious decision to supply Ukraine with cluster bombs and has since sparked controversy, leading many to question his competence.
Biden, speaking with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, admitted to the ammo shortage, “This war relates to munitions and the running out of that ammunition. And we’re low on,” he said, detailing the problematic choice of helping Ukraine, currently under heavy attack.
A representative from the White House later downplayed Biden’s comment about the ammunition shortage when asked for an official statement. The official emphasized that the U.S. keeps a reserved stockpile of weapons systems and ammunition for emergencies or military conflict, and the supplies sent to Ukraine exceeded this reserve. Therefore, according to the White House, the U.S. is not running low on ammunition.