Former President Donald Trump has criticized President Joe Biden for supposedly damaging the nation’s standing abroad while guessing that he would have been given a better seat at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
The funeral, held on Monday at Westminster Abbey in London, was not attended by Trump. Due to traffic delays on their route to the funeral, Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrived at the event a little later than anticipated. They were given a special exemption and arrived in the heavily armored vehicle known as “the Beast.” The majority of international leaders were compelled to travel to the burial via bus because utilizing private vehicles were prohibited.
According to Time magazine, the president and first lady were granted seats in the 14th row since they arrived at the funeral around 12 minutes after other international dignitaries. The Bidens sat between the prime minister of the Czech Republic and the president of Poland, as well as adjacent to the president of Switzerland.
The U.K., according to Trump, has less “respect” for the U.S. as a result of his leadership, as evidenced by Biden’s attendance at the funeral. In his first public remarks on the burial, the former president said that if he had been in the office instead, he would never have sat “back there” in a Truth Social post on Monday. Additionally, he said that Biden was seated near world leaders.
“This is what’s happened to America in just two short years,” Trump wrote alongside a photo of Biden being seated. “No respect! However, a good time for our President to get to know the leaders of certain Third World countries. If I were president, they wouldn’t have sat me back there—and our Country would be much different than it is right now!”
“In Real Estate, like in Politics and in Life, LOCATION IS EVERYTHING!!!” he added in a later post.
The Bidens may have received special treatment since they were permitted to arrive at the event in a private vehicle, despite the fact that they did not have front-row seats, according to a viral video that has received more than 3 million views. In contrast to the pictures of numerous buses taking other foreign leaders to the funeral, the video shows the president’s massive convoy pulling up to Westminster Abbey.
Trump was not invited to the funeral on Monday, but he was invited to a memorial service on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., along with other living former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. As of Monday night, none of the former presidents had confirmed their attendance.