Donald Trump compared the United States to a ‘third world country,’ complaining that grocery, jewelry and hardware stores were all missing items during a Tuesday evening interview.
The former president appeared on Just The News, a show on right-wing network Real America’s Voice, where he was asked about what he would ‘triage’ among the multiple crises plaguing the country if he were to run for office and win in 2024.
‘These things — we would’ve never been talking about — I’ll give you an example. Supply chain,’ Trump began.
‘You go to a store, you don’t have bread. We’re like a third world country. They don’t have things. You go to buy something at Tiffany, you go to buy something at a hardware store — high, low — they don’t have product.’
‘Tiffany’ is likely Tiffany & Co., a jewelry retailer that briefly leased space at a Trump Organization building in New York City in 2018 despite attacking the former president for pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement the year before.
‘They say — even me, when I order things, like for furnishings, for a building or something — they say it’s going to take nine months to get it,’ Trump said. ‘Used to be like, same day service.’
He continued, ‘Supply chain — we never even heard the term. It wasn’t like, the system was working.’
Under President Joe Biden, Trump said, ‘the system is totally broken.’
‘Our system is broken, and we’re going into socialism, and we’re going into communism,’ Trump continued.
He went on to say he’d solve the migrant crisis at the southern border, and then ‘inflation, which we can do.’