(DCWatchdog.com) – Donald Trump, the frontrunner for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, declared he made one big mistake during his White House term.
The mistake was choosing some of the people he appointed to key positions.
You can watch a video clip of Trump’s admission further down this post.
In an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, Trump also said the appointment of the present FBI Director, Christopher Wray was also probably a mistake. He was recommended by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, now also running for the Republican nomination.
“Is there anything you could look back on in 16 that you think maybe you want to do differently?” Bartiromo asked, as cited by Breitbart News.
“The mistake would be people. I mean, I wouldn’t have put a guy like Bill Barr, and he was weak and pathetic. I wouldn’t have put Jeff Sessions. And there are some people that I wouldn’t have put in. You know, most people were good, but I had some people, we had Esper. I didn’t like him. He was incompetent. I thought we had other people I didn’t like,” Trump responded.
“Why did you put them in the job then?” the Fox host anchored.
“All of a sudden, I’m the president of the United States, and it’s like a different society. I was in New York, and, you know, it was a different thing. So I didn’t know people. I became president… I know the people now better than anybody has ever known. The people I know, the good ones, the bad ones, the dumb ones, the smart ones,” the former president explained.
Bartiromo then asked him why he “didn’t drain the swamp” the Washington, DC swamp as promised.
“I did. I fired Comey. I fired a lot of people. A lot of the people I had, I fired. I fired Comey very early. And, you know, there was a question as to whether or not you could. But I fired Comey. If I didn’t fire Comey, I don’t think I would have been able to serve out my term because that was a plot,” Trump hypothesized.
Bartiromo also questioned whether his choice to appoint Christopher Wray, director of the FBI, was a mistake.
“Sadly, it probably was. You know, he was recommended very strongly by Chris Christie, who is, you know, a sad case,” Trump stated.
Here is the video clip:
Maria Bartiromo to Pres Trump "You didn't drain the swamp?"
Trump talk about mistakes made wrt people like Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions "I was under siege by people that was very dishonest"
"I didn't know the people, I know the people now better than anybody" pic.twitter.com/HI56pjRg7U
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