Barack Obama and Joe Biden at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
UPDATED 7:04 PM PT – Tuesday, September 14, 2021
President Trump said he suspected former President Barack Obama was covertly running the Biden administration. Trump said during an interview on Tuesday, he believed Obama and his surrogates could be exerting control over the White House.
The 45th president said several people have confirmed this theory, but he did not disclose his sources. In the past, Trump has repeatedly questioned Biden’s apparent mental decline and fitness for office.
His remarks come as Senate Republicans raised the question of why Biden’s public announcements appeared to be directed by someone else.
Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho): “It’s been widely reported that somebody has the ability to push the button and cut off his sound and stop him from speaking. Who is that person?”
Secretary of State Antony Blinken: “There is no such person. Again, the president speaks for himself.”
President Trump also stressed Biden was even worse than Obama in almost every aspect of his handling of domestic and foreign affairs.