Trump says Ukraine war, inflation wouldn’t have happened if he were president
Why it matters: Trump's July Fourth comments on the state of the country come as he gears up for a potential 2024 presidential run.
What he said: Trump said "it's not looking good" for the United States right now due to the "major war raging out of control in Europe" and "the highest inflation in memory."
- He said Wall Street's tough start to the year and high energy prices should be considered "good news" compared to other ongoing problems in the country.
- Trump said in a Truth Social post that "none of these terrible events would have happened if I were President!!!"
In a previous post, Trump called out Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), saying she is a "warmongering and despicable human being" in response to the Jan. 6 select committee hearings.
- He called the Jan. 6 panel "political thugs" who were involved in his impeachment hearings.
- 7 out of 10 people said they don't want to see Biden seek another term.
- 6 in 10 voters said they don't want Trump to run again, with 1 in 3 voters saying he will divide the country.