Trump says nation has lost confidence as poll shows 60% of Americans see Biden as ‘weak leader’

President Joe Biden talks with reporters after speaking at the U.S. Capitol to mark the one year anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol by supporters loyal to then-President Donald Trump, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Washington. (Evelyn Hockstein/Pool via AP)

President Joe Biden talks with reporters at the Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Washington. (Evelyn Hockstein/Pool via AP)

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UPDATED 8:09 AM PT – Thursday, January 6, 2022

The 45th president slammed the current administration for thrusting America into uncertainty. In a statement Thursday, Donald Trump said the nation has lost its confidence due to inept leadership.

He then accused the Biden administration of giving the U.S. “open borders, COVID incompetence, loss of energy independence, a military in chaos, rampant inflation, corrupt elections and lack of world standing.” His comments come after a recent poll found a majority of Americans feel democracy in the country is failing.

According to a poll released Wednesday by YouGov and The Economist, 60 percent of Americans believe Joe Biden is a weak leader. A whopping 41 percent of respondents described Biden as a “very weak leader” while 19 percent said he is “somewhat weak.”

Of the 1500 adults surveyed, 44 percent said Biden is not honest and trustworthy. This comes as Biden’s disapproval rating hit a new high in December with 56 percent of voters saying they disapprove of his handling of the country.

Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed Biden is working too hard and he needs more time-off despite his public appearances being relatively rare. In a press briefing Wednesday, she told reporters
Biden does not have any free time and he “doesn’t have any time to think.”

Psaki continued by suggesting although Biden is mostly staying out of the public eye, he’s working with his policy teams “behind the scenes.” This comes amid rampant speculation of Biden’s cognitive decline as well as concerns he’s taken too many vacations in recent months.

Psaki, however, claimed Biden is simply really overworked. Her comments come as Republican lawmakers have criticized the Biden administration over its incompetence and a lack of response to several crises sweeping America over the past year.

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