‘Covid is getting out of control, our supply chain is crashing with little product in our stores, we were humiliated in Afghanistan, our border is a complete disaster, gas prices and inflation are on the rise. Is – how is Biden doing?’ he asked in an emailed statement.
‘Do you remember me yet?’
His message will be bolstered by a new poll that says 70 percent of Republicans want him to run for president in 2024 and that his main GOP challengers
Meanwhile, the Biden administration is facing tough times on several fronts.
Their legislative agenda is stalled as party leaders try to resolve internal squabbles over spending plans.
White House officials are scrambling to address supply chain problems they say could mean more empty shelves and disruption to holiday shopping.
Former President Donald Trump lashed out at his successor on Wednesday, listing the woes facing the Biden administration and asking voters if they’ve missed him yet
Empty shelves and a lack of supply chains have sparked fears that the holiday season could be looming across the country as the White House holds crisis talks
The consumer price index rose 5.4 percent in September from a year ago, slightly up from August’s gain of 5.3 percent and matching growth in June and July
And this week the price of gas hit a seven-year high. AAA said the national average price for a gallon reached $3.27.
On Wednesday, the Labor Department said that inflation increased further during September. It said the annual consumer price index has risen to 5.4 per cent.
Trump listed the woes during a rally speech in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday.
He said, ‘Whatever has happened, nothing has ever happened.
‘Just nine months after Biden, violent criminals and bloodthirsty gangs are taking over our streets, illegal aliens and deadly drug cartels taking over our borders.
Inflation is taking over our economy. China is taking our jobs.
‘The Taliban have occupied Afghanistan.’
Trump world insiders say the list of crises has shifted the ‘will-that, won’t-that’ dance toward a decision to stand again around 2024.
The former president has continued fundraising efforts and public appearances in recent months, but has said he will not make a final decision until after the midterms of next year.
But last week it emerged that he wanted to blow that timeline and immediately announce a run, only to be spoken to by colleagues.
Prices on a wide range of key commodities are rising as high inflation continues to hit US consumers
A Morning Consult poll published Wednesday for Politico will give them fresh ammunition.
In 1999 people voted, nearly 70 percent of Republicans said he should run again.
And he is at the forefront of the GOP nomination. Overall, he had the support of 47 percent of the party’s voters, 13 percent ahead of former Vice President Mike Pence and 12 percent ahead of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Several negative indicators may give them plenty of time to announce.
A survey of small business owners published Wednesday suggested that things are only getting worse.
The Job Creators Network Foundation released a survey showing that inflation and consumer spending are weighing on entrepreneurs’ minds.
It surveyed 500 small business owners and found optimism about the decline in the economy. Only 32 percent of small business owners rate the current economy as excellent or good and 68 percent rating it fair or poor.
JCNF President Ellen Parker said: ‘Recent government data is further evidence that inflation is stabilizing.
‘Year-on-year price increases have hit 30-year highs and are eating into the family budget.
‘September’s poll confirms that there is also increasing price pressure on Main Street – increasing the cost of doing business.
In a fiery rally speech on Saturday, Trump addressed a number of crises. He warned of an impending recession – an unusual combination of inflation and economic stagnation – and attacked Biden’s border policies.
He reserved much of his disdain for the way America left Afghanistan, comparing Biden’s military leaders to his World War II hero General George Patton.
He asked: ‘Do you think General George Patton may have left Afghanistan early?
Do you think he would have left the soldiers dead for no reason?
And do you think he might have left behind $85 billion worth of cool equipment anywhere in the world?’