During a press conference held in November 0f 2022, Joe Biden made some concerning remarks about his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, potentially returning to power. Looking back many have interpreted his words as an admission of fear that he cannot beat Trump in a fair election.
The issue arose when Biden was asked to address so-called international concerns about Trump’s possible return to the political scene. His response? A laugh, followed by a pledge to use the “legitimate efforts of our Constitution” to ensure Trump doesn’t become president again if he decides to run.
Q – So the entire genesis of that G7 conversation was tied to your predecessor, who is about to launch another campaign. So how do you reassure them, if that is the reason for their questioning, that the former President will not return or that his political movement, which is still very strong, will not —
BIDEN:: Oh, yeah? (Laughs.)
Q — once again take power in the United States?
BIDEN: Well, we just have to demonstrate that he will not take power by — if we — if he does run. I’m making sure he, under legitimate efforts of our Constitution, does not become the next President again.
Nancy Mace was keen to bring back the old clip following Trump’s highly anticipated second indictment since Biden made these claims. “Just in case anyone is confused what this is really about, this is the President last November,” Mace wrote.
Just in case anyone is confused what this is really about, this is the President last November:
“I’m making sure [Trump], under legitimate efforts of our Constitution, does not become the next President again.”
– Joe Biden, 11/9/22 https://t.co/HfJ5J95sY5
— Rep. Nancy Mace (@RepNancyMace) June 13, 2023
You don’t need to be a Trump supporter to view this as a thinly veiled threat to use legal maneuvers to prevent Trump from even having a chance to run. After Tuesday, Trump will have endured two arraignments since Biden made these claims, pointing more and more towards what many perceive as election interference.
Biden’s statements came in response to a question about how he would reassure international leaders, raising questions about whether he’s more concerned about the opinions of foreign heads of state than those of the American people.
"…legitimate efforts of our Constitution."
— David Theus (@DavidTheus) June 13, 2023
He is a miserable, despicable person and POTUS. Unbelievable what we're having to deal with.
— Barb G (@Barbavh) June 13, 2023
NO! The election was stolen.
— Joe Biden is a Racist (@paulmunger1000) June 13, 2023