President TrumpDonald John TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says ‘stubborn child’ Fed ‘blew it’ by not cutting rates MORE on Monday accused former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden, Eastland and rejecting the cult of civility Inslee unveils plan to fight fossil fuel pollution Biden lays out immigration priorities, rips Trump for ‘assault on dignity’ MORE of lying about his lack of a 2020 endorsement from former President Obama in an exclusive on-camera interview with Hill.TV.
“How he doesn’t get President Obama to endorse him — there has to be some reason why he’s not endorsing him,” Trump said outside the Oval Office. “He was the vice president. They seem to have gotten along. And how President Obama’s not endorsing him is rather a big secret,” Trump mused, adding, “Then he goes and lies and said, ‘I asked the president not to endorse me.’ Give me a break.”
Trump argued Biden made the assertion because “he’s embarrassed by the fact that Obama’s not endorsing him, so he goes out and says, ‘I asked President Obama not to endorse me.’ … So it could be that President Obama knows something, but there is something going on in that brain of his.”
Pressed on what exactly is going on in Biden’s brain, Trump said, “I think he’s off. He’s different. We’ve all known him a long time. I’ve seen him for a long time. Frankly, he looks different, he sounds different, and he thinks different. Other than that, I hope he does very well.”
Trump in a recent interview with “Fox & Friends” declined to endorse his own vice president, Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceLeaked Trump transition vetting documents show numerous officials with ‘red flags’: Axios Texas Republican: Migrant conditions in his state the ‘worst’ he’s seen US officials express optimism negotiations with Iran possible MORE, ahead of a possible run for president in 2024. Asked about his comments by NBC News’s Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David Todd2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the first Democratic showdown Trump: Appointing Sessions was my biggest mistake Trump: Bolton would take on the whole world at one time MORE, Trump said he didn’t answer because it was a “surprise question.”
“I mean it’s so far out. That would be the only reason. Now what happens in 2024 I don’t know that Mike is going to run. I don’t know who’s running or anything else,” the president said.