Former President Donald Trump said that if President Joe Biden “is too mentally incompetent to convict at a trial,” then he is unfit to serve as president of the United States.
During Trump’s rally in Conway, South Carolina, ahead of the Republican primary, the former president laid out the case against Biden.
“The special counsel’s report tries to let Biden off by claiming that he is too mentally incompetent to convict at a trial,” Trump noted.
“‘I’m not going to charge him with a crime, but it’s okay for him to become Commander in Chief’ – think of that one.”
Following a brief disturbance from an anti-Trumper in the crowd, Trump said, “But we know that Joe Biden has always been too mentally incompetent.”
Special Counsel Robert Hur decided not to charge Biden with crimes over mishandling classified documents because he is a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”
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Breitbart News Capitol Hill Correspondent Bradley Jaye noted:
The report says the investigation “uncovered evidence that President Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen” but does not establish guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Yet Hur’s assessment of Biden’s “significantly limited” memory also played a part in his decision not to prosecute.
“We have also considered that, at trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” the report states.
“Based on our direct interactions with and observations of him, he is someone for whom many jurors will want to identify reasonable doubt.”
Trump also contended the decision not to prosecute Biden highlights “a weaponized two-tiered system of justice in this country.”
“Crooked Joe got off scot-free,” Trump said.
“And I don’t know if you call it scot-free; they said he was a mental basket case.”
He went on to add:
“Biden’s thugs are still trying to put me in jail on fake charges for crimes that they openly admit that Crooked Joe did. He actually did these crimes.”
“Now, I’m not looking for anything to happen to this guy. He wouldn’t know the difference,” Trump said.
“But this is selective political persecution. Not prosecution – persecution.”