Donald Trump Makes A Bold Prediction About Joe Biden And Kamala Harris

If there is anyone that could take a stumble up the steps of Air Force One and turn it into a sign that a constitutional change could be just around the corner, it's former President Donald Trump. The only U.S. President to be impeached twice by the House of Representatives (via BBC) continues to make baseless claims about President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

In a recent interview with conservative publication Newsmax, Trump offered a series of ableist comments on Joe Biden's recent fall. He said, "I expected it, actually. When I went down the ramp at West Point, which was like a sheet of ice with no railing, no nothing — great planning — I wanted to go inch by inch because the last thing I want to do is take a tumble like Biden did. Now that tumble was terrible and it wasn't really one, it was three" (via NY Post).

The reality star, who failed to win his second stab at the presidency in 2020, continued in this vein for some time. He added, "There's something going on, it's crazy. What's happening is crazy and you wonder whether or not all of the things that he's signing, whether or not he understands what he's signing.

Trump has pushed conspiracy theories before

Trump has a history of both creating and pushing conspiracy theories. Back in 2011, he spread the rumor that then President Barack Obama was not born in the United States, and was therefore ineligible to hold office as President. Trump even went on network television quoting Obama's grandmother, saying "His grandmother in Kenya said, 'Oh, no, he was born in Kenya and I was there and I witnessed the birth.' She's on tape. I think that tape's going to be produced fairly soon. Somebody is coming out with a book in two weeks, it will be very interesting." It was not until 2016 that he admitted Obama was in fact, born in the United States (via CNN). During the campaign, Trump was also seen talking up a fringe theory that Vice President Kamala Harris didn't qualify to serve as vice president for the same reason (via BBC).

Perhaps Trump's most dangerous conspiracy to date is the one that eventually led to the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. After the November 3rd presidential elections, he repeatedly claimed that he was robbed of victory for a number of reasons, including that voting machines had changed or deleted votes, or that mail-in voting was subject to widespread fraud (via CBS).

Joe Biden's stutter may impact perceptions of his cognitive health

What Trump is actually insinuating harkens back to his accusations during his last campaign. Even then, he predicted that the Democratic party would eventually use the 25th Amendment to replace President Biden with Vice President Kamala Harris, due to cognitive decline.

Of course, Donald Trump is speaking without any actual knowledge of the president's health, as he is neither a close friend or a health professional. He went on to speculate that the reason the President recently referred to Vice-President Harris as "President Harris" (via The White House) may be due to cognitive decline, but the slip of the tongue only furthered the former POTUS' argument (via NY Post).

Trump repeatedly offered his perceptions of President Biden's mental state throughout the 2020 campaign, prompting articles and interviews about the president's stutter and how it may or may not impact how he speaks. Last year, journalist Issac Bailey wrote about his own experience battling a stutter for Nieman Reports, and noted that journalists and reporters have a responsibility to try to understand the disorder, especially as it applies to President Biden.

"That means sometimes asking uncomfortable questions, even about a candidate's mental health," Bailey said. "But there is a responsible way to do it. And it can't be done if journalists aren't willing to educate themselves about Biden's lifelong speaking struggle, which can be done by interviewing speech therapists who specialize in stuttering."

Trump is trying to stay politically relevant

Trump's comments are also being made as the former president is working to keep himself in the center of the country's political narrative. As the Biden Administration kicked up its campaign to vaccinate the country, Trump came forward to remind everyone that he isn't getting enough credit for developing COVID-19 vaccines through Operation Warp Speed (via The Hill). He is also using his voice to try and go after those within the GOP who tried to stand against him, from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, to former adviser to President George W. Bush Karl Rove. Trump has also gone after Senator Lisa Murkowski and GOP Representative Liz Cheney (via Independent). 

Trump hasn't exactly had it easy since he was banned from social media after the January 6 insurrection, but his adviser, Jason Miller. says he's planning to change that by launching his own social media network (via CNN). Whether that actually happens still remains to be seen.