At a recent Fox News town hall, former President Donald Trump fielded questions from host Sean Hannity on a host of topics, ranging from his potential second term to President Biden's health and his ongoing legal battles.
The event took place on the eve of the fourth Republican primary debate, which Trump declined to attend.
Trump on Potential Second Term
Trump countered media narratives suggesting his second term could bear resemblance to a dictatorship. He affirmed that he would only take decisive actions, such as border closures and increasing drilling, on his first day if re-elected.
The former President's remarks came in response to Hannity's query about whether he would misuse the power of his office for retaliation.
Trump also took the opportunity to comment on President Biden's cognitive state, casting doubts on whether Biden is physically or mentally fit for another term. While Biden's age, 81, has raised concerns about his capacity to serve, Trump, who is only a few years younger at 77, portrayed himself as being in better condition.
Trump addressed his legal challenges, likening himself to Al Capone in terms of the number of indictments he faces.
Despite facing charges related to classified documents, election interference, the January 6 Capitol riot, and a hush money case, Trump has pleaded not guilty. Despite these legal hurdles, Trump continues to maintain a significant lead in GOP primary polls.
His remarks at the town hall drew swift criticism from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Biden's reelection campaign. Notwithstanding the criticism, Trump's remarks at the town hall underscore his continued influence and popularity within the GOP, even as he grapples with a host of legal challenges.