During a recent speech in Iowa, former President Donald Trump didn’t hold back his criticism of President Joe Biden, dubbing him “low IQ” and branding his administration as the “most corrupt” in American history. This speech came in the context of Trump’s consistent lead in Republican primary polls in Iowa, where the caucuses are just 33 days away, scheduled for January 15.
Trump’s speech was a scathing critique of the Biden presidency, with a strong emphasis on economic and leadership issues. He pointed out that “families all across America are struggling under the brutal weight of Bidenomics,” laying blame on the Biden administration for a purported $7,500 reduction in the typical American family’s wealth. Trump reiterated his previous characterization of Biden as a “low-IQ individual.”
He didn’t pull any punches when evaluating Biden’s presidency, describing it as “the worst, most incompetent, and most corrupt” in the nation’s history. Trump claimed that the Biden administration was coasting on the successes of his own administration and suggested that without his leadership, the country would have faced a severe economic downturn.
Trump argued that there has been no tangible improvement in America under Biden’s leadership. He compared the state of the nation during his own presidency, asserting that under his administration, America enjoyed increased strength, prosperity, security, and confidence. He challenged the people of Iowa to consider whether they were better off today than they were four years ago.
The former president also took aim at “Bidenomics” and declared that, under Biden’s leadership, the American Dream is “dead.” Despite this grim assessment, he expressed optimism for the future, predicting that a new era of economic growth would commence once it became clear that Biden was no longer in office.
It is worth noting that Trump’s speech predominantly targeted President Biden, with little focus on his primary contenders within the Republican Party. These contenders include Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, and former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson.
According to the RealClearPolitics (RCP) average as of Wednesday, Trump maintains a commanding lead in Iowa, boasting 50 percent support, which puts him a substantial 30.3 points ahead of his closest rival, Ron DeSantis.